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New Payment Options Available for Tennessee Unemployment Insurance Benefits

 

Debit Cards and Direct Deposit Available for Unemployment Claimants

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Effective January 18th, 2011, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development will begin offering unemployed workers two new electronic options for receiving their unemployment benefits – debit cards and direct deposit. The Visa® debit card is called Tennessee Automated Payment (TAP) and is a provided by Chase Bank.

Debit card and direct deposit will be offered to newly unemployed workers as they apply for unemployment benefits.  Claimants currently receiving benefits can also enroll for debit cards or direct deposit payments online at https://ui.tn.gov. In the future, all claimants will receive their unemployment benefits electronically. «Read the rest of this article»

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November Unemployment Rate 9.4 Percent

 

Seasonally Adjusted Rate Remains Unchanged From The Previous Month

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development James Neeley announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for November was 9.4 percent, unchanged from the October rate.  The national unemployment rate for November 2010 was 9.8 percent, 0.2 percentage point higher than the previous month.

Labor Force Estimate October 2010

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Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development releases data on 2010 Job Creation and Retention Efforts

 

More Than 19,000 Opportunities To Work Created Through Grants And Training

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley today released figures showing widespread benefits to Tennessee communities from the past year’s grants and training efforts. The reports show that in 2010, 19,296 Tennesseans got the opportunity to work through efforts of the workforce system in both private and government funded positions.

The figures are based on information submitted to the Workforce Development Board today in Nashville which provides oversight of the Workforce Development system in Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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Governor Awards Montgomery County Company Job Training Grant

 

Sanderson Pipe Corporation Awarded $10,100

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $10,500 to Sanderson Pipe Corporation in Clarksville. This grant will provide training to six employees in Management Skills.

“Job training to upgrade the skills of Tennessee’s workers is one of the best things we can do for our economy,” said Governor Bredesen. “Now more than ever, it is important to continue training our workforce to keep employees and companies competitive.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Governor Awards more than a Half Million in Job Training Grants

 

26 Companies Awarded Grants Training 1,720 Employees

Nashville, TN – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $510,751 in job training grants to 26 companies across the state. Incumbent Worker Training grants assist employers with upgrading skills and avoiding layoffs for their employees.

“Job training to upgrade the skills of Tennessee’s workers is one of the best things we can do for our economy,” said Governor Bredesen.  “Now more than ever, it is important to continue training our workforce to keep employees and companies competitive.”

“The Incumbent Worker Grants help companies invest in the future of their workers,” said Commissioner Neeley.  “Over the past five years, training grants have totaled more than $15 million to assist more than 49,000 employees.” «Read the rest of this article»

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September Unemployment Rate 9.4 Percent

 

Seasonally Adjusted Rate Down 0.2 Percentage Point From August’s Rate

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development James Neeley announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for September was 9.4 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the August rate of 9.6 percent.

The September 2009 rate was 10.8 percent. The national unemployment rate for September 2010 was 9.6 percent, unchanged from the August rate. «Read the rest of this article»

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July unemployment rate 9.8 percent

 

Seasonally adjusted rate down 0.2 percentage point from June

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development James Neeley announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for July was 9.8 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the revised June rate of 10.0 percent. 

The July 2009 rate was 10.9 percent.  The national unemployment rate for July 2010 was 9.5 percent, unchanged from the June rate of 9.5 percent. «Read the rest of this article»

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June unemployment rate 10.1 percent

 

Seasonally adjusted Rate Down 0.3 percentage point from May

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development James Neeley announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for June was 10.1 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the May rate of 10.4 percent.  The June 2009 rate was 10.9 percent.  The national unemployment rate for June 2010 was 9.5 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from the May rate of 9.7 percent. «Read the rest of this article»

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One month remaining to receive free technology training through Microsoft’s Elevate America program

 

More than 15,000 E-Learning and Certification Vouchers available

Nashville, TN – There is one month left for Tennesseans to receive free technology training through Microsoft’s Elevate America Program.  Governor Bredesen, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Microsoft announced the innovative public-private partnership in April to distribute 25,875 vouchers for free online technology training and certification.  Tennessee has more than 15,000 vouchers remaining including the following:  6,500 vouchers for Microsoft Business Certification training, 7,900 vouchers for Microsoft Business Certification exams, and 800 vouchers for advanced Microsoft IT Professional online learning. The last day to apply for a training and certification voucher is July 26th, 2010. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Labor conducts Green Jobs Survey

 

Green Industry data will identify Green Job Opportunities 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee is one of the first states in the nation to conduct a comprehensive business survey to identify green jobs.  This month the Tennessee Department of Labor will mail more than 6,000 surveys to Tennessee employers.  The surveys focus on economic activity in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries as well as identify occupations and skill requirements within those industries.

“Everyone is asking where green jobs are going from here, but the fact is green jobs haven’t been well documented here in Tennessee,” said Commissioner Neeley.  “Green jobs may provide an excellent opportunity for Tennessee residents to get back to work in a growing industry as the state continues its economic recovery.” «Read the rest of this article»

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