Topic: Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced Friday the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for December was 4.9 percent, increasing from the revised November rate of 4.8 percent.
The U.S. preliminary rate for December was 4.7 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month.
November’s Unemployment Decreases Across Most Tennessee Counties
Nashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for November 2016, released today, show the rates decreased in 81 counties, increased in 10, and remained the same in four.
For Montgomery County, November saw the unemployment rate drop to 5.0 percent from October’s to 5.3 percent.
Agencies look for ways to help job candidates and employers
Clarksville, TN – A coalition of local governments and workforce development agencies is seeking military spouses to help with a study of how veterans make a successful transition into civilian employment.
The group needs about 30 spouses of veterans now in the civilian workforce to participate in focus group interviews.
Paychecks for Patriots Hiring Event to be held at American Job Center in Clarksville
Nashville, TN – This year Paychecks for Patriots will be on October 18th in four cities; Memphis, Nashville, Clarksville, and Knoxville from 10:00am until 2:00pm.
Paychecks for Patriots is not your typical job fair, it is truly a hiring event. Each employer who participates is vetted to ensure they have available full-time jobs for veterans.
Clarksville, TN – A coalition of local governments and workforce development agencies is looking for military spouses in the community to help with a study of how veterans make a successful transition into civilian employment.
Clarksville, TN – There will be an Employer Seminar (Veterans Hiring Advantage) on August 17th, 2016 at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center in Clarksville from 9:00am – 2:00pm.
The purpose of this seminar is to empower employers and human resource professionals about the rewards of employing veterans in their workplace.
Clarksville, TN – On Wednesday, July 20th, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Center for Extended and Distance Education will host the 2016 Tennessee Business Tax Seminar and Workshop in the Morgan University Center, room 306 from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Recently Completed Labor Market Study Reveals Earnings Up Across the State
Nashville, TN – Statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) show the average hourly wage earned by Tennesseans in May increased from the same time period in 2015.
The finding is part of the TDLWD Labor Market Information Unit’s recent annual occupational wage and employment survey.
Estimated 112,000 Total Jobs in All Occupations Available Annually Through 2024
Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s long-term industry and occupational employment projections for 2014-2024 released today show the state’s economy is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 1.3 percent with expected total employment of 3,432,960 by 2024 and total annual job openings of 112,880.
Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts
“Care Alert” bill passes and Several Bills Advance
Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.
House Bill 1513/Senate Bill 1658 (Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville) is a proposal from the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association to allow county governments to give to retiring full time deputies their service weapon (pistol) that was carried in the line of duty. Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson, an active member of the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association, requested we sponsor this legislation on behalf of his retiring deputies. This legislation passed the House earlier this week and will be heard on the Senate Floor on March 14th.
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