• Media Advisory Olin Chlor Alkali in Charleston to Receive Workplace Safety Award

    Sunday, November 05, 2006 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE – Olin Chlor-Alkali in Charleston will receive the Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) award on Thursday, November 9, at 11:00 a.m. (EST). The ceremony will take place at the facility located at 1186 Lower River Road in Charleston. Olin Chlor-Alkali Products manufactures chlorine, sodium hydroxide (i.e., caustic soda), and other alkalis using an electrolysis process. This is the second time the company has earned Volunteer STAR status.

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  • Governor Awards More Than $150 000 in Job Training Grants to East Tennessee Companies

    Wednesday, November 01, 2006 | 6:00pm

    REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE YOKLEY COMMENDS THE GRANT AWARDS

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded more than $150,000 to four companies in Greene and Cocke counties. The four companies are John Deere Power Products, Greene County Bank, American Appliance Products, Inc., and Newport Precision, Inc. The grant amounts for each company are listed at the end of this release.

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  • Governor Bredesen Proclaims Hire Vets First Month

    Tuesday, October 31, 2006 | 6:00pm

    TENNESSEE CAREER CENTERS TO HOLD OPEN HOUSES ACROSS STATE

    NASHVILLE — Governor Phil Bredesen has proclaimed the month of November “Hire Vets First Month” in Tennessee. Forty Tennessee Career Centers across the state will host veterans’ open house throughout the month (see attached schedule, listed alphabetically by location). Veterans and employers will get a tour of the Tennessee Career Centers and learn about the services offered.

    “I am pleased to dedicate this month to the men and women who have served our country. Their talent and dedication have helped strengthen Tennessee’s families and communities.” Bredesen said. “ Tennessee’s veteran population of approximately one-half million is a tremendous resource for all Tennessee employers.”

    “The Tennessee Career Centers provide employment services to more than 35,000 veterans annually,” said Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley. “Our veterans’ program is rated best in the southeast and is considered one of the best in the United States. Tennessee employers should consider the skills and real-world knowledge of our veterans.”

    The Tennessee Career Centers offer a knowledgeable veterans’ staff to provide one-on-one service in matching employer needs with veterans to make the transition from military to civilian work a little easier. Our services include employment-related testing, training information, skills assessment, assistance with job referral and job search techniques and local job market information.

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  • Significant Job Growth Predicted Through 2007

    Sunday, October 29, 2006 | 6:00pm

    INCREASE OF 87,000 JOBS IN TWO YEARS PROJECTED

    NASHVILLE - Tennesseans will find significant job opportunities through 2006 and 2007, according to recently completed employment projections by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. According to recent research, short term projections of employment in Tennessee show a 1.3 percent average annual increase, translating into an expected increase of about 81,000 jobs in a two-year period.

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  • Governor Awards Wellness Healthcare Products Job Training Grant

    Sunday, October 29, 2006 | 6:00pm

    WELLNESS HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS AWARDED $14,849

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $14,849 to Wellness Healthcare Products in Cookeville for incumbent worker training. More than $3 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in fiscal year 2005-06 benefiting almost 15,000 Tennessee workers who retained their jobs and received skill upgrades.

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  • Governor Awards Alstom Power Inc Job Training Grant

    Sunday, October 29, 2006 | 6:00pm

    ALSTOM POWER, INC. AWARDED $32,680

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $32,680 to Alstom Power, Inc., in Chattanooga for incumbent worker training. More than $3 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in fiscal year 2005-06 benefiting almost 15,000 Tennessee workers who retained their jobs and received skill upgrades.

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  • Governor Awards Colinx LLC and Delbar Products Job Training Grants

    Sunday, October 29, 2006 | 6:00pm

    COLINX, LLC, AND DELBAR PRODUCTS GET $52,376

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $29,376 to Colinx, LLC, and $23,000 to Delbar Products both located in Crossville for incumbent worker training. More than $3 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in fiscal year 2005-06 benefiting almost 15,000 Tennessee workers who retained their jobs and received skill upgrades.

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  • Governor Awards The Solae Company Job Training Grant

    Sunday, October 29, 2006 | 6:00pm

    THE SOLAE COMPANY AWARDED $50,000

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $50,000 to The Solae Company in Memphis for incumbent worker training. More than $3 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in fiscal year 2005-06 benefiting almost 15,000 Tennessee workers who retained their jobs and received skill upgrades.

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  • Tennessee Career Center in Murfreesboro Gets New Home

    Thursday, October 26, 2006 | 7:00pm

    NEW BUILDING WILL PROVIDE MORE SPACE AND ROOM FOR EXPANSIONNew

    Nashville -Governor Phil Bredesen along with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley today announced the grand opening of the Tennessee Career Center at Murfreesboro. The ceremony was held at the new location at 1313 Old Fort Parkway, next to the Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro. The Career Center was previously on East Vine Street.

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  • Governor Awards Henry Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    CHAMPION HOMES AWARDED $11,463

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $11,463 to Champion Homes in Henry, Tennessee, for incumbent worker training. More than $3 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in fiscal year 2005-06 benefiting almost 15,000 Tennessee workers who retained their jobs and received skill upgrades.

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  • Governor Awards Knox Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    VINYLEX AWARDED $24,785

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $24,785 to Vinylex in Knoxville, Tennessee, for incumbent worker training. More than $3 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in fiscal year 2005-06 benefiting almost 15,000 Tennessee workers who retained their jobs and received skill upgrades.

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  • Governor Awards McNairy Co. Companies Job Training Grants

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    THREE COMPANIES AWARDED A TOTAL OF $67,482

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $24,082 to General Electric Company, $23,400 to Reitter and Schefenacker USA and $20,000 to Monogram Refrigeration all of Selmer, Tennessee, for incumbent worker training. More than $3 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in fiscal year 2005-06 benefiting almost 15,000 Tennessee workers who retained their jobs and received skill upgrades.

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  • Governor Awards Bradley Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    UNITED KNITTING AWARDED $30,000

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $30,000 to United Knitting in Cleveland, Tennessee, for incumbent worker training. More than $3 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in fiscal year 2005-06 benefiting almost 15,000 Tennessee workers who retained their jobs and received skill upgrades.

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