The commissioners of Tennessee's Departments of Children's Services (DCS) and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) are asking for individuals who are students who have earned or are pursuing a master's degree or are retired from counseling, clinical therapy, social work, and related fields to consider joining the workforce in the event there are workforce needs caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
For the week ending March 21, 2020, Tennesseans filed 39,096 initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits. The week prior, the state received 2,702 new unemployment claims. The latest figure represents a nearly 20 fold increase in week-to-week claims.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has seen a large increase in the number of unemployment claims.
Community Helpers of Rutherford County will provide emergency financial assistance for clients via phone appointments only beginning March 24, 2020 until the COVID-19 pandemic crisis flattens. All client assistance is performed by scheduled phone interviews.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has new resources available for employers and employees impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.
Davidson and Rutherford counties have the next lowest rates at 2.7%. Both counties saw an increase of 0.4 percentage points when compared to December, but a 0.1 percentage point decrease compared to a year ago.
Williamson County continues to have the lowest unemployment in Tennessee at 2.2 percent. Rutherford County tied for second place with Davidson and Cheatham counties--all three at 2.3 per cent each.
Unemployment rates for each of Tennessee's 95 counties dropped during August 2019 according to data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Rutherford County tied with Wilson County for third place at 2.7 per cent of the workforce unemployed.
Sixty-one counties have unemployment rates below 5 percent, while 34 counties now have unemployment rates at, or above, 5 percent. Rutherford County has the third lowest unemployment in Tennessee.
The statewide unemployment rate in Tennessee dropped to a new historic low in February according to data released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).
Rutherford County had the state's third lowest rate at 2.7 percent, which is a 0.5 of a percentage point increase from its December rate.
Davidson and Rutherford counties were tied for Tennessee's second lowest unemployment rate at 2.3 percent each. Both counties saw a decrease of 0.3 of a percentage point from their November rates.
The unemployment rate for Rutherford County is tied for the second lowest in the state.
The state's unemployment rate remains low. In fact, near historic lows.
According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Rutherford County remains third in the state for having the fewest number of persons without jobs.
Rutherford County had the 3rd lowest unemployment rate at 2.3%, which tied with Wilson County.
Tennessee's May 2018 statewide unemployment rate of 3.5 percent marked the 11th consecutive month the figure has been 3.5 percent or lower.
Nearly all Tennessee counties continued to have unemployment rates below 5.0 percent in October 2017, following a record-breaking September when, for the first time ever, each of the state's 95 counties experienced a rate below 5.0 percent.
Tennessee unemployment rates for September have been released and reports indicate the rates have decreased when compared to August in Rutherford County.
Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) praised action taken by Governor Bill Haslam Monday (9/18/17) to reinstate federal work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents...
Hundreds of residents from states impacted by Hurricane Irma escaped the impact of the storm by seeking refuge in cities across Tennessee. Many are staying with family or at local hotels and campgrounds and are not able to work.
While the change is positive, for the first time in years Rutherford County is no longer ranked at number 3 on the list for having the third lowest unemployment rate...
Tennessee's unemployment rate for the month of May was four-percent.
Tennessee's unemployment rate for the month of April was 4.7 percent, down from 5.1 percent in March.
Commissioner Burns Phillips announces a preliminary unemployment rate of 5.1 percent for March, positively shifting from February's revised rate of 5.3 percent
Currently, Williamson County has the lowest unemployment rate at 3.5% followed by Davidson County at 3.6% and then Rutherford County at number three on the list with a 3.7% unemployment rate.
While unemployment rates have gone up across the Volunteer State, Rutherford County continues to have the third lowest in Tennessee.
While experiencing a rate increase from 4.8 to 5.4 percent over the past year in Tennessee, the national rate has declined from 4.9 to 4.8 percent within the same time span.
Rutherford County (4%) is again ranked at number three on the list for having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state.
Multiple employers will be onsite with multiple full and part time job opportunities. This job fair is open to veterans and their families.
Rutherford County remains at number three on the list for having the third lowest unemployment rate in the Volunteer State.
Rutherford County continues to hold a ranking at number three on the list for having the lowest unemployment in the state.
Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced Thursday the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for July was 4.3 percent...
Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced the department has awarded $23,412 in Incumbent Worker Training Grants to Wearwell in Smyrna.
Rutherford County ranked number three on the list for having a low unemployment number.
Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for June was 4.1 percent...
UPDATE: More than 35 employers are set to participate including Aramark, Bridgestone-LaVergne and R.E. West Transportation.
An upcoming job fair in Murfreesboro will host representatives from Allied Barton, Surge Staffing and Goodwill in Tullahoma, Clarksville, Smyrna, Nashville and Spring Hill...
Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced Thursday the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for May was 4.1 percent, two-tenths of a percentage point decrease...
The Goodwill office tells WGNS that at least five employers from Murfreesboro and Antioch will be on hand for the event between 11 Tuesday morning and 2 that afternoon. Pay ranges from $9 an hour to $22 an hour.
County unemployment rates for March 2016 were released Thursday and they show a decrease in 92 counties, an increase in one, and the numbers remained the same in two counties.
Tennessee's unemployment rate for March was 4.5 percent, a decrease from the February rate of 4.9 percent. That's according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips.
Tennessee employers have tens of thousands of open positions for qualified applicants across the state.
Here in Rutherford County, the unemployment rate was the third lowest in the state at three-point-seven percent.
Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced Thursday that the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for January was 5.4 percent.
The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro will host a job fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26...
County unemployment rates for November 2015, released last week, show the rates decreased in 12 counties, increased in 59, and remained the same in 24 counties.
Tennessee's unemployment rate for the month of September was 5.7 percent, unchanged from the August rate.
A Veterans Job Fair will be held on Friday Aug 28, from 10 AM - 2 PM.
The state has released unemployment information for April, which shows Rutherford County's unemployment rate at four-point-two-percent.
Companies like Schwan Cosmetics and The Cleaning Authority, both in Rutherford County, will be hiring for multiple positions through the help of Goodwill.
County unemployment rates for January have been released and show the rates increased in 95 counties. The umemployment rate in Rutherford County is 5-point-5 percent.
More jobs are available in Rutherford County. On February 11, 2015 the Goodwill Career Solutions Center on South Church Street...
A career fair will for jobs in Rutherford County and several surrounding areas will be held in nearby Lebanon, Tennessee.
MTSU students and alumni on the job hunt should dress their best and update their resumes for the long list of employers who will be on hand Oct. 23 at this year's Fall Career Fair on campus.
County unemployment rates for June have been released and reports indicate the rates have slightly increased in every Tennessee County.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for the month of June was 6.6 percent, a slight increase from the May rate of 6.4 percent. That’s according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips.
Over the past year, nonfarm employment increased by 48,000 jobs. The largest increases occurred in professional/business services, leisure/hospitality, and trade/transportation/utilities.
A career fair is planned to take place at the Motlow College campus in Smyrna on Wednesday (3/26/14). The event will be from...
Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced 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.
A glimmer of hope appeared earlier this week for those still unemployed, as legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits cleared a key hurdle in the U.S. Senate. The vote to begin debate on the bill passed 60-37.
Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell notified WGNS that according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Rutherford County Tennessee has the 6th largest increase...
Rutherford County has had the sixth largest increase in employment of any county in the nation. This news from the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
New legistlation that took effect Monday (7/1/2013) hits hard families with children who receive unemployment checks. Currently, those families get an extra $15 per week for each child. However, the new law eliminates the extra funding.
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