• Tennessee Pioneers Permanent Program to Become a Teacher for Free, First State to Sponsor Registered Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship

    Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 03:30pm

    Nashville, TN— Paving the way for teaching and educator workforce development nationwide, the Tennessee Department of Education announced today it has pioneered a new way to develop teacher pipelines, and is the first state to be approved by the U.S. Department of Labor to establish a permanent Grow Your Own model, with Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and Austin Peay State University's Teacher Residency program becoming the first registered apprenticeship program for teaching in the country. Tennessee is the first state in the country to sponsor Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship programs between school districts and Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs), which will further the state’s and nation’s efforts to extend the teacher pipeline and address teacher shortages.

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  • November Unemployment Numbers Drop in Most Counties

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – The employment situation improved in a majority of Tennessee’s counties during November, according to data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This comes after the statewide unemployment rate returned to pre-pandemic levels for the month.

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  • Tennessee Unemployment Drops to Pre-Pandemic Levels

    Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level since March 2020, the last month before COVID-19 business closures impacted workers across the state. According to new data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD), Tennessee recorded an unemployment rate of 4% in November 2021.

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  • Tennessee's Statewide Unemployment Rate Inches Even Lower

    Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s employment situation improved again in October as the statewide jobless rate dropped for the fifth consecutive month. According to the latest data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD), the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate came in at 4.2% for the month.

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  • Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Drops Again in September

    Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – New data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) shows Tennessee’s economy continued to rebound in September as unemployment dropped for the fourth consecutive month. The seasonally adjusted figure for the month is set at 4.4%, inching even closer to pre-pandemic levels.

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  • Tennessee Announces Statewide Employment Push: Keep TN Working Week

    Thursday, September 02, 2021 | 03:00pm

    NASHVILLE – To mark National Workforce Development Month, Tennessee is continuing a hiring momentum across the state that is putting Tennesseans back into the workforce. Keep TN Working Week will take place September 13 – 17 to highlight the numerous employers in the state actively searching for new employees.

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  • TOSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Rule for COVID-19 in Healthcare

    Friday, August 27, 2021 | 10:06am

    On June 21, 2021, Federal OSHA promulgated an emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19 in the Healthcare industry. When this rule was issued, Federal OSHA required that state programs, such as Tennessee, adopt this ETS or promulgate their own rule. Tennessee OSHA has completed the process of promulgating an emergency temporary rule with an effective date of 8/24/2021.

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