Topic: Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Nashville, TN – Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, today recognized Dollar General Vice President of Government Affairs Steve Brophy and Dollar General for hiring Spc. Josh DeRoisa as the 3,000th hire through the Job Connection Education Program or (JCEP).
DeRoisa’s employment represents yet another milestone in the nearly four year old business partnership program assisting Tennessee National Guard members and their families in finding jobs across the state.
Austin Peay State University Center for Extended Education and Distance Education to host Tennessee Business Tax Seminar
Clarksville, TN – In cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Revenue, Austin Peay State University’s Center for Extended and Distance Education will again host the annual Tennessee Business Tax seminar from 8:00am-5:30pm, Tuesday, July 28th in the Morgan University Center.
Representatives from the Tennessee Department of Revenue, the Tennessee Division of Workers’ Compensation, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury will facilitate sessions related to business taxes.
JOBS4TN allows users to search local Jobs, Share on Social Media, Filter Attributes and Requirements
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips is announcing a new iPhone and Android mobile app that makes finding available Tennessee jobs even easier.
The free mobile application brings thousands of employment opportunities to smart phones with advanced location and sharing features.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for January was 6.7 percent, one-tenth of one percentage point higher than the December revised rate of 6.6 percent.
The U.S. preliminary rate for January was 5.7 percent, also gaining one-tenth of one percentage point from the prior month.
Clarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced on Thursday that the North Tennessee Workforce Board will receive $992,037 as part of the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) competition.
LEAP is a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennessee residents to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities. It is also part of the Governor’s Drive to 55 initiative to equip 55 percent of Tennesseans with a college degree or certificate by 2025.
Nashville, TN – On October 9th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is holding a hiring event for veterans in 10 cities across Tennessee. More than 1,000 jobs are available.
For more information, or to register in a location near you, click on Ctrl+click to follow the link http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/Patriots/Paychecks.shtml
Employers use Practices to Avoid Paying Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Insurance Tax Premiums
Nashville, TN – The Workers’ Compensation Division of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has put into place new procedures to identify employers who engage in payroll fraud such as intentionally misclassifying workers as independent contractors, failing to report all wages paid, misrepresenting the kind of work performed, or paying workers “under the table.”
These practices are typically used to avoid paying workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance tax premiums. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development focuses on Tax and Insurance Fraud in the Construction Industry
Measures Encourage Fair Competition For Tennessee Businesses
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is taking new measures to ensure employers in the construction industry are protecting workers who are injured on the job or need unemployment benefits.
Legislation that became effective July 1st, 2013 gives the Department the authority to issue civil penalties against construction service providers who have avoided workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance tax premiums. «Read the rest of this article»
New HISET™ and Revised GED® Start in 2014
Nashville, TN – Beginning January 2nd, 2014, out-of-school youth and adults who are pursuing a high-school equivalency credential will have another test option to improve their earnings potential.
Tennesseans will have a choice of taking either the new 2014 GED® test or an alternative high school equivalency test designed by Educational Testing Services called HiSET™.
Tennessee is one of several states that are adopting the new test due to changes in the GED Exam.
Temporary Education Layoffs Account For Large Share Of Employment Decrease
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for June is 8.5 percent, which increased two tenths of one percentage point from the May revised rate of 8.3 percent.
The national unemployment rate for June 2013 was 7.6 percent, unchanged from the previous month.
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