Topic: Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
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.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson (R–Clarksville) announced he has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Labor, and the City of Clarksville, to host a job fair for the people of Montgomery County and surrounding areas.
The fair, which will include over 40 employers looking to hire, is scheduled for July 9th at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Liberty Park from 10:00am until 2:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Experiences Spike in Number of Unemployed as New Entrants, Reentrants, and Dislocated Workers Return to the Job Market
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced the Tennessee’s unemployment rate for May was 8.3 percent, which increased three tenths of one percentage point from the April revised rate of 8.0 percent.
The national unemployment rate for May 2013 was 7.6 percent, increasing by one tenth of one percentage point from the previous month.
Tennessee Department of Labor Reduces Unemployment Claim Backlog and Opens Access to Self-Service Delivery
Organizational Changes Lead To Improvements In Customer Service
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is announcing improvements in two key performance measures that affect unemployment benefit service delivery.
Organizational changes have been made resulting in greater access to self-service features and a reduced backlog of those who have applied for unemployment. «Read the rest of this article»
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