Labor & Workforce Development

200 + Employers Stand Ready to Hire Veterans at Paychecks For Patriots this Thursday

Monday, October 06, 2014 | 09:48 am
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THIRD ANNUAL STATEWIDE EVENT TO BE HELD AT 10 LOCATIONS OCTOBER 9TH

NASHVILLE – Tennessee employers statewide are gearing up for the third annual Paychecks for Patriots hiring event to link Tennessee military veterans seeking jobs to employers who need them. More than 200 employers are expected to be part of the veterans’ career fairs to take place Thursday, October 9, at 10 sites across the state.

Legendary Nashville Guitar Producer Joins Paychecks for Patriots Veteran Hiring Event

Friday, October 03, 2014 | 11:09 am

NASHVILLE VETS COULD WIN A GUITAR WHILE APPLYING FOR A JOB WITH GIBSON

Nashville - Gibson Guitar President Dave Berryman wants to help get the word out to veterans that employers have great employment opportunities for them as they return to Tennessee. Berryman is eagerly looking forward to Paychecks for Patriots, the hiring event for veterans initiated by Dollar General Corporation in 2012 to take place this year on October 9.

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for August Increased To 7.4%

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 01:35 pm
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NASHVILLE – Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for August was 7.4 percent, three tenths of one percentage point higher than the 7.1 July revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for August was 6.1 percent, down from 6.2 percent in July.

Haslam Launches $10 Million Workforce Development Grant Competition for Local Communities

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 03:13 pm

LEAP program seeks to better link higher education, industry to enhance Drive to 55 effort
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the start of the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) competition, a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities.


The LEAP program, administered by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), is accepting applications from local collaboratives that seek to create new programs and/or acquire essential equipment aligned with the gaps in the local workforce.