Labor & Workforce Development

Governor Awards $749,200 in Job Training Grants

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 04:51 pm

 

37 COMPANIES AWARDED GRANTS TRAINING 1,316 EMPLOYEES
 

NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have awarded $749,200 in job training grants to 37 companies across the state. Incumbent Worker Training grants assist employers with upgrading skills and avoiding layoffs for their employees.

January Unemployment Rate Decreases to 7.2 Percent

Thursday, March 06, 2014 | 01:30 pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for January is 7.2 percent, which is five tenths of one percentage point lower than the December revised rate. The national unemployment rate for January 2014 was 6.6 percent, down one tenth of one percentage point from December.

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Federal Unemployment Expiration Ends Need for Weekly Certifications

Friday, February 14, 2014 | 01:51 pm

TENNESSEE’S UNEMPLOYMENT PROGRAM CONTINUES TO SUPPORT JOBLESS


NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development is instructing more than 18,000 Tennesseans whose federal benefits expired in January 2014 to discontinue weekly unemployment certifications. The department had asked claimants to continue weekly certifications through mid-February in the event Congress extended federal unemployment benefits called Emergency Unemployment Compensation or EUC.

Tennessee Unemployment Benefit Tax Information Now Available

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | 09:19 am

1099-G FORMS PROVIDED ONLINE AND MAILED TO CLAIMANTS
 


NASHVILLE - Recipients of Tennessee unemployment benefits during 2013 can now access the information they need for income tax purposes on the state Department of Labor & Workforce Development homepage: https://tdlwd.tn.gov/ui1099/. They can also go straight to the log-in page: https://tdlwd.tn.gov/ui1099/login.aspx.

December Unemployment Rate Decreases to 7.8 Percent

Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 01:30 pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December is 7.8 percent, which is three tenths of one percentage point lower than the November revised rate. The national unemployment rate for December 2013 was 6.7 percent, down three tenths of one percentage point from November.

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TOSHA Offers 70 Safety and Health Training Seminars Throughout the State

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 04:37 pm

 

OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS TOSHA HAS TRAINED MORE THAN 100,000 ATTENDEES

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration has 70 upcoming safety and health training seminars at several locations throughout the state. Classes range from the basics of safety, recordkeeping, and writing safety programs to courses that lead to OSHA certifications.