Regions economist: We're in long-term slow-growth cycle

Says Nashville-area jobless rate may drop to 8 percent by end of 2011
Mar 31, 2010 2:38 PM

Nashville's top 10 job growth of the future

Middle Tennessee is in pretty select company on this Time chart of IHS Global Insight data: It is one of just 10 large U.S. cities expected to post job growth of at least 3 percent in the coming four years. Looking just at 2010, it looks like we'll be basking in Huntsville's glow when it comes to job growth. Based on projections from Moody's, the aerospace center to our south will grow its employment base 4.4 percent in 2010. Nashville will have to make do with a quarter of that growth, but it will grow more quickly than Knoxville, Memphis and Chattanooga.
Mar 24, 2010 9:28 AM

Nashville biz vets team up in background-check venture

Background Verification Services to offer employee verification, drug testing
Mar 24, 2010 8:25 AM

Labor market hope for the medium term

It'll be three of four years before we see a robust job market again, say two professors at Northeastern University. But — even using conservative labor-force growth assumptions — they say it won't be long after till we hear employers moaning about labor shortages. From CNBC's take on the report:
Now, I know what you're thinking — But aren't Boomers staying in the workforce longer so they make up the gaping hole in their retirement savings? Yes, and the study suggests that even that may not be enough to stave off a labor shortage.
SEE ALSO: Our story from last October about the demographic trends that could hamper the construction sector.
Mar 23, 2010 10:14 AM

Nashville Shores wants you

The water park with big expansion plans needs to hire about 350 people for its summer season and is hosting a job fair this Saturday.
Mar 23, 2010 9:48 AM

Tech jobs report: Industry growing, but more slowly

420 local positions open at the end of Q1
Mar 23, 2010 9:37 AM

More of the same for state's labor market

Jobless rate unchanged for third month, but business service sector hiring
Mar 18, 2010 3:01 PM

The effects of working more for less

In a Q&A published by the Fiscal Times, Emory University Professor Rick Gilkey takes a look at just how the rise of contract workers and juggling of part-time jobs stands to affect society.
They are going to take a harder look at whether they need that new car or that expensive vacation. Again, spending all your discretionary income is a losing game, and it’s going to have an effect on people’s lifestyles, as well as on schools, because parents won’t be available to work with their kids and help with the schools. Juggling two jobs or needing to work long hours erodes family life in all kinds of ways.
Mar 18, 2010 1:09 PM

So does that mean it's a good thing or a bad thing?

Swell little infographic over at about whether outsourcing is a benefit to the American economy, offering plenty of evidence to support both sides of the argument.
Mar 16, 2010 12:34 PM

And then there were three

The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development's January county unemployment rates don't make for happy reading. All 13 counties in the broader Nashville metro area saw their numbers rise and only three — Davidson, Williamson and Wilson — still have jobless rates below 10 percent. Funny thing, this recovery.
Mar 12, 2010 7:35 AM