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Unemployment Rates Drop in All 95 Counties

The unemployment rates in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties decreased in September, according to new data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.Moore County has the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 3.2% is 1.9 percentage points lower than the previous month’s rate. Shelby County continues to have Tennessee’s highest unemployment. On Target …

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City of Tullahoma, Tullahoma Schools and MotlowTrained Participate in TVA’s Community Innovation Academy and Pitch Event

The City of Tullahoma, Tullahoma City Schools and Motlow Trained recently participated in TVA’s Community Innovation Academy and Pitch Event. Developed by TVA Economic Development and Guillermo Mazier, Founder of Collective Intelligence and Vice President of Global Innovation at Conway, this program is designed to assist Valley communities in solving complex community problems by activating innovation elements critical …

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General Motors Invest $2 billion in Spring Hill Plant to make New Cadillac LYRIQ

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and General Motors officials announced Tuesday that the automaker will invest nearly $2 billion in its Spring Hill manufacturing plant to build fully electric vehicles, including the all-new, luxury Cadillac LYRIQ. This announcement adds to the more than $2.3 billion GM has …

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Tennessee Highway Safety Office joins AAA to offer the Second Reduce TN Crashes Scholarship Award

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) joins AAA – The Auto Club Group for the second year to offer the Reduce TN Crashes Scholarship Award. The THSO and AAA – The Auto Club Group will reward one exemplary high school senior in Tennessee with a $3,000 scholarship for working with the THSO’s Reduce TN Crashes …

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State Unemployment Rate Drops Drastically

Newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed the state’s economic recovery continued in September. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2020 is 6.3%, a decrease of 2.3 percentage points from the revised August rate of 8.6%. The latest rate is 9.2 percentage points lower than the April 2020 …

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Motlow Grows 800% in Dual Enrollment/High School Concurrent Graduates

Motlow State’s Dual Enrollment (DE) program, already featuring the highest enrollment of any community college in the state, set another milestone in May. The number of students who graduated from Motlow the same semester as they graduated high school grew a phenomenal 800%. Partnerships with secondary schools are at the forefront of Motlow’s mission to …

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Workers’ “Human Skills” Will Still be Critical, Post-Pandemic

Uniquely human traits and capabilities will be more important in the post-coronavirus work landscape, according to Jamie Merisotis, author of a new book on the future of the workforce. At least one study estimates 40% of jobs that saw COVID-related layoffs aren’t coming back, and Merisotis said the crisis offers the opportunity for large-scale rethinking of higher education and …

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Motlow ARTC Partners with Southern Controls to enhance Training Opportunities

Motlow’s Automation & Robotics Training Center (ARTC) is partnering with Southern Controls, Inc., to support, enhance, and grow training opportunities in programmable logic controllers (PLC) and other automation equipment. The three-year agreement, signed in September at the ARTC in McMinnville, allows Southern Controls, an authorized distributor for Omron Automation Americas, to conduct training at the …

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Family Tradition; New Master Distiller begins Work at Jack Daniel

In a business where family tradition tends to matter, Chris Fletcher stepped up Wednesday to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps to lead the production of the Jack Daniel’s whiskey brand. The Tennessee distillery in Lynchburg introduced Fletcher as a master distiller for the flagship brand of Kentucky-based Brown-Forman Corp. Fletcher spent six years as an …

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Dollar General Building New Store in Manchester

A new Dollar General is coming to Manchester. The new store will be located on Hwy 53 across from the Rec Center and next to Fire Hall #2. Construction began on the area’s newest Dollar General last week and is moving quickly. This will give Coffee County a total 13 stores. The retailer currently has 16,720 …

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