Part of Nashville’s appeal (at least this is what some folks contend) is that the city is distinctive.
With this theme in mind, Nashville Independent Business Alliance has launched a campaign to maintain, and promote, the city’s bohemian, non-chain, alternative, oddball, non-mainstream, etc., businesses, Nashville Business Journal reports.
The entity — a group of locally owned businesses loosely called Indie Nash — isl modeling its effort off those found in Austin, Portland and Seattle. Its goal is to stress the important economic impact Nashville’s independent businesses have, while minimizing the potentially negative affect of more mainstream businesses and new (and often glitzy and high end) development, according to NBJ.
Those Nashvillians seeking jobs as computer support specialists are living in the city at an opportune time.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Labor Market Information Section has released a report, titled Occupations with Bright Outlooks in Tennessee’s Job Markets, examining the state’s demand in occupations involving skilled workers.
As to computer support specialist positions, the annual growth rate is a state-leading 2.8 percent. Other jobs with need include those of, among others, electricians and elementary school teachers, according to a release.
The report (see here) gives a top 20 list of jobs with faster-than-average growth spanning various industries.
Conversely, the report provides information about occupations that are oversaturated with “educational program completers” in Tennessee.
As of the report's completion, there were 3,486 barbers and cosmetologists and only 480 projected annual openings in that field.
“It’s clear there is a lot of impressive growth across the state,” Department of Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips said in the release. “We’re going to continue to support employers, job seekers and training providers with these labor market reports so they can make informed decisions that will continue this economic momentum.”
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for August was 5.7 percent, unchanged from the July and June revised rates, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today.
Prior to June, the state enjoyed five consecutive months of unemployment rate declines.
August 2014 to August 2015, Tennessee's unemployment rate decreased from 6.6 percent to 5.7 percent, while the national rate declined from 6.1 percent to 5.1 percent during the same period.
There was an increase of 6,700 non-farm jobs from July to August, with the largest increases occurring in leisure/hospitality, government and trade/transportation/utilities jobs.
Year over year, non-farm employment has added 52,500 jobs. The largest increases occurred in trade/transportation/utilities, leisure/hospitality, and durable goods manufacturing.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for July was 5.7 percent, unchanged from the June revised rate, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today.
Prior to July, the state enjoyed five consecutive months of unemployment rate declines.
July 2014 to July 2015, Tennessee's unemployment rate decreased from 6.6 percent to 5.7 percent, while the national rate declined from 6.2 percent to 5.3 percent during the same period.
There was an increase of 1,300 non-farm jobs from June to July, with the largest increases occurring in leisure/hospitality, manufacturing, and wholesale trade.
Year over year, non-farm employment has added 52,500 jobs. The largest increases occurred in trade/transportation/utilities, leisure/hospitality, and professional/business services.
Virginia-based meetings management software company Cvent has ranked Nashville No. 9 in its recently released 2015 Top 50 U.S. Meeting Destinations list.
Orlando ranks No. 1.
Austin and Charlotte, two cities to which Nashville is often compared, rank 17th and 25th, respectively.
For the ranking, the fourth annual, of top destinations for meeting planners, Cvent evaluated more than 5,000 cities. It ranked them based on meeting and event booking activity in the Cvent Supplier Network.
See the list here.
Founded in 1999 and with about 1,450 employees, the publicly traded Cvent produces a 8,000-page free online travel guide targeting meeting planners and providing information regarding about 800 destinations.
Personal finance website WalletHub has ranked Nashville No. 34 on its Best and Worst Large Cities to Live In list.
The online entity considered 31 metrics in categories such as general livability, healthiness, educational systems, economic growth and tax rates. WalletHub ranked 62 cities with a population of 300,000 or more.
Austin ranks No. 1, with Raleigh No. 2. Memphis ranks No. 61.
See the ranking here.
Leadership Tennessee, an education-related initiative of Lipscomb University’s Nelson & Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership, has received a $750,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The grant (the money is to be disbursed spanning a three-year period) will be used to expand the program’s offerings, scope and impact on Tennessee, according to a release.
Launched in February 2013, Leadership Tennessee is designed to cultivate a statewide network of business, nonprofit, education and government leaders.
“To be chosen as the recipient of this grant gives Lipscomb a unique opportunity to partner with an organization that is having a profound impact in the lives of billions around the globe by funding initiatives that identify needs and drive change,” L. Randolph Lowry, LU president, said in the release. “This grant is affirmation from a highly respected organization, which believes strongly in the importance of education, that Leadership Tennessee is a valuable program that is making a difference in our state and its individual communities. It is also a reflection of many people in the Lipscomb community who have worked very hard over the last several years to engage the larger community through a number of programs.”
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