Labor & Workforce Development

Tennessee Adopts Second High School Equivalency Test

Thursday, September 12, 2013 | 09:44 am

NEW HISET AND REVISED GED® START IN 2014


NASHVILLE – Beginning January 2, 2014, out-of-school youth and adults who are pursuing a high-school equivalency credential will have another test option to improve their earnings potential.


Tennesseans will have a choice of taking either the new 2014 GED® test or an alternative high school equivalency test designed by Educational Testing Services called HiSET™.

TN Employers to Pay Lower Unemployment Insurance Premium Rates

Thursday, September 05, 2013 | 07:45 am

TAX SURCHARGE REMOVED BY STATE FUND REACHING TARGET BALANCE



NASHVILLEThe TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development today announces most employers will pay a reduced amount on their quarterly unemployment insurance premium rates.


Unemployment insurance rates will decrease because the balance of Tennessee’s Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund on June 30 was more than $650 million, triggering the permanent expiration of the .6% additional fee in premium rates. Additionally, the trust fund trigger temporarily shifted the Premium Rate Table from table three to five, further increasing potential savings for employers for the next two calendar quarters.

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Tennessee Department of Labor Partners with the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum for Job Fair

Friday, August 30, 2013 | 12:57 pm


MORE THAN 200 POSITIONS AVAILABLE

NASHVILLE– The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum and Hatch Show Print® are hosting a job fair. The event will be on Wednesday, September 4, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (CDT) at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on 222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville. More than 200 full-time and part-time managerial, supervisory, and hourly positions will be available.

Goodyear Workers Gain Traction in Workforce as they Complete Training

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 10:09 am

TN DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TARGETS OPPORTUNITIES IN DEMAND OCCUPATIONS

NASHVILLE – Laid-off Goodyear Tire and Rubber employees are making their way back into the workforce two years after redirecting their careers with training available through the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Twenty-two of 23 enrollees in a Registered Nurse training class purchased with Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) funds specifically for former Goodyear workers have completed classes at Dyersburg State Community College and are preparing to enter the workplace as RNs.

Jobs4tn.Gov Upgraded with New Features

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 08:26 am

MORE THAN 80,000 TN JOBS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON ENHANCED WEBSITE


NASHVILLE - Tennessee job seekers and employers now have a more powerful tool in searching for jobs and job candidates, the result of an upgrade to the Jobs4TN.gov website. The revisions now allow users to customize their workspaces, to expand database searches and how they are saved, and to share jobs through e-mail and the Career Network.

Labor Department Offers Online Unemployment Insurance Premium Payment Option

Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 07:30 am

MORE THAN 6,000 PAYMENTS RECEIVED SUCCESSFULLY


NASHVILLE – Employers can now pay their unemployment insurance premiums online through ACH bank debit, announced Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips. This convenience eliminates the need for paper checks or the necessity for making special arrangements with your bank to pay by ACH credit.