Topic: Tennessee Department of Labor ands Workforce Development
Clarksville, TN – The Student Job Fair hosted by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts was a huge success. Over 400 students attended the Job Fair, Thursday, May 2nd and were successful in applying for summer jobs as well as discussing their future education plans with four institutions of higher learning.
“Great thanks to all the employers that attended as well as APSU, Nashville State Community College (Clarksville Campus), Tennessee Technology Center (Clarksville Campus) and Daymar Institute,” said State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville). “This event would not have been successful without the hard work of Melinda Williams and Wayne Simpson of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.”
House Bill 1117/Senate Bill 1200 Adding Offenses To the Victims Compensation Fund
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts from House District 67 generously takes the time to provides the readers of Clarksville Online with updates on issues which are currently on the legislative agenda for the Tennessee House of Representatives which may be of interest to the residents of Clarksville-Montgomery County.
Rate Decreases in 20 Counties, Increases in 59, and Stays the Same in 16
Nashville, TN – County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for July 2012, shows the rate decreased in 20 counties, increased in 59, and stayed the same in 16.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for July increased to 8.4 percent, up from the June revised rate of 8.1 percent. The national unemployment rate for July 2012 was 8.3 percent, 0.1 percentage point higher than the June rate.
Unemployment benefits for trailing Military Spouses legislation passes Tennessee House of Representatives unanimously
Several Years of Hard Work Pays Off
Clarksville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts passed HB Bill 984 on the House Floor on Monday night with a vote of 97 to 0. Tennessee now joins 39 other states in granting unemployment compensation to spouses who leave employment because of a military move.
“This is a great day for our state and nation. I want to thank Tennessee State Senator Tim Barnes, who passed the legislation in the Senate earlier this year, and Governor Bill Haslam for their support and hard work on this bill,” Pitts said. This bill will become effective immediately upon the Governor signature. «Read the rest of this article»
Rate Drops 0.4 Percentage Point From November
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December fell to 8.7 percent, down from the November revised rate of 9.1.
The national unemployment rate for December 2011 was 8.5 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from the November rate.
Rate decreases in 57 counties, increases in 28, and stays the same in 10
Nashville, TN – County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for August 2011, released today, show that the rate decreased in 57 counties, 28 counties increased, and 10 counties remained the same.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for August was 9.7 percent, down from the July revised rate of 9.8. The national unemployment rate for August 2011 was 9.1 percent, unchanged from the July revised rate.
Rate decreases in 90 counties, and increases in five
Nashville, TN – County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for July 2011, released today show that the rate decreased in 90 counties. Five counties increased including Houston, Obion, Overton, Smith and Weakley.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for July was 9.8 percent, unchanged from the June revised rate. The national unemployment rate for July 2011 was 9.1 percent, down from the June revised rate of 9.2 percent.
The unemployment rate in July for Montgomery County was 9.5 percent, down 0.4 percent from the June rate of 9.9 percent.
More than 50 Employers participating in 4th Annual Hiring Event
Clarksville, TN – Several of Clarksville’s largest employers will be looking for qualified applicants at the 4th Annual Spring Career Fair this Thursday and Friday. The Tennessee Career Center together with the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce will host the major hiring event featuring more than 50 local employers. «Read the rest of this article»
Local industry firms garner Governor’s Safety Awards
James Neeley, Commissioner of Tennessee’s Department of Labor & Workforce Development, announced that U.S. Zinc, Trane and Bridgestone Metalpha USA, Inc. have been awarded State Safety Awards. U.S.Zinc and The Trane Company received the Governor’s Safety Award. Bridegstone Metalpha received the Commissioner’s Safety Award. The awards were presented at the 32nd Annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville.
Commissioner Neeley attested to the fact that each of these companies have demonstrated a strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace when the presentations were made to each company. “The evaluation criteria for this award are challenging” Each of these companies, by their efforts, has worked extremely hard to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.
In its press release, TDL&WD noted that the Governor’s Safety Award honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work or restrict normal job activities. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company. «Read the rest of this article»
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