MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Two of Tennessee’s largest employers are expecting a busy holiday season and are taking on additional staff to meet demand.
Memphis based FedEx predicts that holiday deliveries will rise nearly 9 percent over last year, to 290 million shipments. FedEx says the peak day is likely to be Dec. 15, when it expects to handle 22.6 million shipments.
The company plans to hire 50,000 seasonal workers to help carry the load.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A new study ranks Tennessee as one of the poorest states in the nation.
The personal finance website wallethub.com recently used census and tax data to rank incomes in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Tennessee came in 11th from the bottom, well behind neighboring states Virginia and Georgia, but ahead of Arkansas and Mississippi.
Wallethub’s Jill Gonzalez says it may be cliché, but the rich really are getting richer and the poor, poorer.