manufacturing http://wmot.org en Tenn. Sees Employment Gains Eighth Straight Month http://wmot.org/post/tenn-sees-employment-gains-eighth-straight-month <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Good news on the jobs front as Tennessee&rsquo;s March unemployment rate dipped just below 8 percent.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:58:03 +0000 AP/WMOT 10000 at http://wmot.org Tenn. Loses More Manufacturing Jobs http://wmot.org/post/tenn-loses-more-manufacturing-jobs <p>Tennessee lost more than 56 hundred manufacturing jobs over the past year, and that&rsquo;s actually good news. &nbsp;The state lost four times that number of industrial jobs in the previous year.</p><p>The business directory, the Tennessee Manufacturers Register, says the state lost about 1.5 percent&nbsp;of its manufacturing jobs. The register says Tennessee is now home to just over 7200 manufacturers employing right at 375,ooo thousand workers.</p> Tue, 08 Nov 2011 18:48:00 +0000 Mike Osborne 3679 at http://wmot.org Jobs Shipped Overseas Rebounding to Middle Tennessee http://wmot.org/post/jobs-shipped-overseas-rebounding-middle-tennessee <p>A LaVergne company is&nbsp;among a small number of manufacturers starting to bring jobs back to America from Asia.</p><p>The reversal is the result of the booming Chinese economy losing some of its competitive cost advantages.</p><p>Four years ago, Pro Charging Systems of LaVergne outsourced manufacturing of several key components of its new line of battery chargers to China, including a plastic battery cover.</p><p>The company recently awarded that business to Pine Hill Plastics, a small manufacturer in McMinnville.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Story by AP</p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 17:41:25 +0000 Mike Osborne 3029 at http://wmot.org