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8:29am

Fri October 25, 2013
Business

MTSU Offers Prescription Drug Take-back Event Oct. 25

The first MTSU Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was so successful that Campus Pharmacy, Public Safety and Health Promotion organizers immediately began planning for the second one.

Open to both the general public and campus community, it will take place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center on the east side of campus. The drop off will be at the drive-up location next to the Campus Pharmacy drive-thru.

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11:51am

Wed October 23, 2013
Business

Amazon, Macy's, FedEx Hiring for the Holidays in Tennessee

Credit goodwillcareersolutions.org/

 

 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee companies are apparently expecting holiday shoppers to be more nice than naughty this year and are hiring accordingly.

Memphis based FedEx says it intends to hire 20,000 seasonal workers, up slightly from last year.

Here in the mid-state, Career Solutions, the job assistance division of Goodwill, says it’s set job placement records in each of the past three months.

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11:43am

Wed October 23, 2013
Business

Report: 17.5% of Tenn Youth Not Working and Not in School

Credit opportunityindex.org/

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — About 15 percent of the nation’s young people are neither in school nor working, and the problem is even worse in Tennessee.

The organization Opportunity Nation says about 6 million American youth are idle.  The number of idle Tennesseans in the 16 to 24 age bracket stands at 17.5 percent, or nearly 3 percentage points higher than the national average.

Linda O’Neal is the Director of the Tennessee Commission on children and youth. She says missing out on formative experiences may come back to haunt the state’s young people later in life.

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11:32am

Tue October 22, 2013
Business

MTSU BERC: Tennessee Export Growth "Anemic" in 2nd Quarter

Credit mtsu.edu/berc

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Tennessee exports set a new record high in the second quarter, but a mid-state economist calls export growth “anemic.”

Dr. Steven Livinston is an export specialist with the Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.

Livingston says Tennessee exports surpassed $8 billion for the first time in the second quarter of this year. One Tennessean in five depends on exports for employment.

Livingston says the second quarter’s export growth rate of 1.3 percent was disappointing.

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11:12am

Tue October 22, 2013
Business

Job Fair in Franklin Thursday Morning

Credit tn.gov/labor-wfd/JobFairs/index.shtml

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A dozen mid-state companies looking to hire additional workers will be in Franklin this week for a state sponsored job fair.

UPS, Target, Walmart, Williamson County Schools, and Marriott are among the companies that will be taking applications Thursday morning.

State Rep. Glen Casada is one of the job fair’s sponsors. He says job seekers should come prepared.

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