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President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health, Safety

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Policy.  Ensuring the health and safety of workers is a national priority and a moral imperative.  Healthcare workers and other essential workers, many of whom are people of color and immigrants, have put their lives on the line during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  It is the policy of my Administration to protect the health and safety of workers from COVID-19.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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Tennessee examines CARES Act Unemployment Extension

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) is currently reviewing details of the CARES Act Unemployment Extension (H.R. 133) Congress recently passed and President Donald Trump signed into law.

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United States Extended Benefits Program Ends November 7th

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) informed the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) late Thursday afternoon the Extended Benefits (EB) program will end in the state on Saturday, November 7th, 2020.

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Tennessee Department of Labor announces Federal Extended Benefits Program ends Saturday

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) informed the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) late Thursday afternoon the Extended Benefits (EB) program will end in the state on Saturday, October 31st.

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How Labor Day Started

 

Labor DayWashington, D.C. – On the first Monday in September, Labor Day is observed. It is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

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Nashville State Community College expands Culinary, Hospitality Management Apprenticeships

 

Nashville State Community CollegeNashville, TN – Nashville State Community College is expanding its commitment to meet the local hospitality industry’s demand for a pipeline of talent.

First Apprenticeship Begins this Fall Through Nashville State Community College.

First Apprenticeship Begins this Fall Through Nashville State Community College.

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Marsha Blackburn, Jacky Rosen Introduce Bill to Train Our Next Generation of STEM Leaders

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Armed Services Committee, introduced legislation to authorize the Secretary of Defense to carry out a program to enhance the preparation of students in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) for training and education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

The Providing Resources and Organization to Maximize Opportunities for Training and Education in STEM (“PROMOTES”) Act is cosponsored by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-N.V.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.). Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressmen Anthony Brown (D-Md.) and Michael Waltz (R-Fla.).

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Releases Coronavirus Resource Guide for Tennesseans

 

U.S. SenateNashville, TN – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has released the following Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource guide for Tennesseans.

Our Tennessee Workforce: Have you recently been laid off, or has a reduction in compensation made it difficult to make ends meet?

Visit the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development website to file for Unemployment Insurance and other forms of assistance: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment/apply-for-benefits.html.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Experiences Unprecedented Increase in Unemployment

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The state of Tennessee experienced an unprecedented spike in new initial unemployment claims according to data released this morning by the United States Department of Labor.

Tennessee and the United States Experience Spike in Unemployment Claims Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Tennessee and the United States Experience Spike in Unemployment Claims Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Marsha Blackburn, Jacky Rosen Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support American Manufacturing Jobs

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) both members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection – announced the introduction of the Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in America Act, bipartisan legislation that would help to fill the gap between the growth of advanced manufacturing jobs, and individuals qualified with the unique skill set to fill those positions.

The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, of which Rosen is also a member. Bipartisan companion legislation is being introduced in the House by Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-CA) and Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN).

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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