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Most to Vote on Union at Nissan’s Smyrna Plant

Federal regulators have denied a union push to try to organize fewer than 100 employees at the Nissan assembly plant in Smyrna. The ruling instead set a July union election of 4,300 plantwide production and maintenance workers. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said it disagrees and is requesting a review of the …

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Area County Unemployment Rates for April Improve

Tennesseans continued returning to the workforce in counties across the state in April. The rates remained the same in two counties, while six counties did experience higher unemployment. Bedford County 5.2 in March. 4.6 in April Cannon County 4.4 to 3.6 Coffee County 4.9 to 4.0 Franklin County 4.7 to 3.9 Grundy County 6.5 to …

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6,000 New Unemployment Claims in Tennessee Last Week

6,000 new unemployment claims were filed in Tennessee last week, the lowest number in nearly six months, according to data released Thursday morning by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce. The department reported the number of new claims for the week ending May 22 was 6,006, a decrease of about 1,400 from the previous …

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Yates Services at Nissan’s Decherd Plant in need of Workers

Yates Services provides Nissan’s engine plant in Decherd facility maintenance to assembly, from material handling to administration and everything in between. Yates Services is currently looking to adding 100 employees to their talent base. Yates’ offers some of the most competitive wages in the mid-South including a newly announced $14.50/hr rate for entry level Picker/Kitter positions with the …

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Multiple Pathways at Motlow lead to High-Paying Jobs in Mechatronics

Motlow State established itself as a statewide leader in Mechatronics over a decade ago. Through partnerships with area universities and Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT), Motlow has established multiple pathways that lead to high-paying jobs in Mechatronics. Whether you are a high school sophomore, a recent high school graduate, or an adult looking to …

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Unemployment on the Rise in Most Tennessee Counties

Following a slight rise in the statewide unemployment rate in March, jobless statistics experienced minor increases in most of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Five counties across the state did experience lower unemployment for the month, while rates went up in 86 counties, and remained the same in four.Williamson County’s jobless statistic of 3.3% was the lowest …

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Tennessee Adds Jobs but Loses Some in March

In March, Tennessee employers had the most people on their payrolls since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic one year ago. Despite the increase in job creation during the month, the state did experience a slight increase in overall unemployment, up 0.1 of percentage point to 5% in March. Tennessee employers added 15,400 employees to …

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Dollar General to Hire 20,000 Workers

Dollar General plans to hire 20,000 workers this spring as the discount chain continues its expansion during the pandemic. The company said Wednesday it’s looking to hire full- and part-time workers in stores and distribution centers, as well as drivers for its private-trucking fleet. Dollar General does not disclose its minimum wage for workers, but …

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Unemployment Rate Down in Area Counties

Most of Tennessee’s 95 counties started 2021 with lower unemployment numbers, according to data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Seventy-eight counties went down. Williamson County recorded the state’s lowest unemployment rate of 3.2%. Cocke County had the highest at 8.5%. Coffee County went down from 5.2 percent in December to 4.7 …

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GM and LG Chem of Korea looking to Manufacture Electric Batteries in Tennessee

General Motors says it’s looking for a site to build a second U.S. battery factory with joint venture partner LG Chem of Korea. GM spokesman Dan Flores says the companies hope to have a decision on a site in the first half of the year. He would not say where the company is looking, but …

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