Labor & Workforce Development

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.

Owens Corning Receives Volunteer Star Safety Award

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 08:31 am

 

COMPANY EARNS STAR AWARD FOR THE SECOND TIME

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that Owens Corning located in Springfield was chosen to receive the Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) award.

ITW-Dynatec Receives Volunteer STAR Award

Monday, August 18, 2014 | 08:54 am

 

COMPANY EARNS STAR AWARD FOR THE THIRD TIME

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that ITW-Dynatec located in Hendersonville was chosen to receive the Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) award.

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for July Increased To 7.1%

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 01:30 pm
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NASHVILLE – Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for July was 7.1 percent, five tenths of one percentage point higher than the 6.6 June revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for July was 6.2 percent, up from 6.1 percent in June.

Tennessee OSHA Co-Sponsors 3rd Annual Safety Fest TN in Oak Ridge

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 03:00 pm

 

MORE THAN 40 FREE safety and health training CLASSES AND seminars available
 

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) has teamed up with the Oak Ridge Business Safety Partnership (ORBSP) along with dozens of other organizations to host the 3rd Annual Safety Fest TN. This year’s fest will be held in Oak Ridge from Monday, September 8, through Friday, September 12, and will feature experts leading more than 40 free classes and seminars, and a safety expo with 30 exhibitors from various companies in the safety and health field.