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Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; August 28, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has concluded a series of seven candid conversations he held across the state with employers and educators to better link post-secondary education to high-quality jobs. “It is our responsibility to produce a quality workforce that meets […]

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Press release from the Department of Economic & Community Development; August 13, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with Genesee A&B representatives to announce plans to expand its Mt. Juliet facility, located at 8111 Eastgate Boulevard. The expansion represents an investment of $2.1 million and the […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development; August 3, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Jobseekers in middle Tennessee are invited to begin applying at Tennessee Career Centers on Monday, August 6, for jobs at Amazon’s fulfillment centers in Lebanon and Murfreesboro. These new fulfillment centers will fill customer orders for Amazon and the […]

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Tennessee tobacco farmers will see taxes on their products rise because of legislation passed this year by the General Assembly, mirrored by a provision in the federal highway bill passed in July. Although the highway bill has been touted by Washington politicians as supporting or creating around a million jobs, the provision taxing roll-your-own tobacco […]

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Press release from the Department of Economic & Community Development; July 19, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Representative Debra Maggart (R—Hendersonville) today joined with MGM Industries executives to announce expansion plans for the company’s Hendersonville facility. The expansion represents an investment of $3 million and the creation of […]

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Statement from the Tennessee Republican Party; July 6, 2012:   NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney released the following statement on the June unemployment report, which shows the unemployment rate remaining at 8.2%- “Today’s jobs report shows that we remain in an economic drought, and it’s clear that Obama’s destructive policies have failed […]

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Press Release from the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development; June 11, 2012:   NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced today that Magneti Marelli will expand its Pulaski outfit, a $53.7 million investment that will create 800 new jobs. Magneti Marelli is a top global automotive […]

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Press Release from Gov. Bill Haslam; May 14, 2012:  Jobs4TN Online Brings Self-Service Functions to Job Seekers, Employers NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis today announced a new jobs database to help connect job seekers with Tennessee employers. Jobs4TN Online is a virtual recruiter, automatically […]

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Press Release from Department of Labor and Workforce Development; Jan. 19, 2012: RATE DROPS 0.4 PERCENTAGE POINT FROM NOVEMBER NASHVILLE – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December fell to 8.7 percent, down from the November revised rate of 9.1. The national unemployment rate for December […]

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Republicans cleaned a lot of bills off their plate in their first year controlling the General Assembly and the governor’s office, but they built up a pile of bills they were saving for later. Lawmakers say they plan to get down to business right away after returning to Nashville Jan. 10 in hopes of adjourning […]

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Governors attending a regional summit in Nashville said they deal with job creation on a daily basis and are frustrated with a federal government that is not as focused on that task.

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Statement from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; May 25, 2011: The Tennessee General Assembly has adjourned for the year. What a relief to write that sentence.  While I can’t wait to spend this time with my new grandson and tend to the small business Sindy and I run, I’m also excited for Tennessee taxpayers. The best […]

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