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12:24pm

Tue November 12, 2013
Business

Job Fair Planned for Shelbyville Thursday

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A job fair is scheduled for Thursday in Shelbyville at Calsonic Arena.

The job fair is a partnership between the Tennessee Career Centers, State Senator Jim Tracey and State Rep. Pat Marsh.

Companies scheduled to attend include FedEx, Calsonic Kansei, Lowe’s, and Titan Transfer.

Senator Tracey says he is seeing some signs of economic recovery in his district, which stretches from Murfreesboro through Shelbyville into Lewisburg and Fayetville.

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8:09am

Tue November 12, 2013
Business

MTSU Ginseng Initiative Takes Root Nov. 13 at University Farm in Lascassas

Middle Tennessee State University will immediately begin the exploration and study of growing ginseng at the university’s Experiential Learning and Research Center in Lascassas, Tenn.

Driven by an idea from state Sen. Bill Ketron to grow ginseng as a research project, MTSU and state officials formally will announce the MTSU Ginseng Initiative at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the MTSU farm, 3001 Guy James Road. The public is invited. People attending should turn at the farm entrance near the one-lane bridge, turning onto a gravel road.

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1:23pm

Thu November 7, 2013
Business

Feds Say 116,000 Tennesseeans No Longer Poor

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- More than three million Americans suddenly found themselves living below the poverty line yesterday, thanks to revised poverty figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Tennessee bucked the national trend, with 116,000 residents pushed above the poverty line as a result of the adjusted numbers.

The Census Bureau has started using a new formula for estimating poverty that it believes is more accurate. The revised figures show that 985,000 Tenneseans live in poverty, or 15.5 percent of the state’s total population.

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11:26am

Tue November 5, 2013
Business

NerdWallet: Top Ten Tennessee Cities for Job Seekers

Credit nerdwallet.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The website NerdWallet.com is out with a list of the best places in Tennessee for job seekers to find employment.

Nerdwallet is a five year-old personal finance website targeted toward young professionals. The site makes recommendations for the best credit cards, mutual funds, travel ideas and even gas prices.

NerdWallet’s Annie Wang says the site’s visitors appreciate the site’s finance tools, but also wanted help finding work in a tough job environment.

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9:14am

Fri November 1, 2013
Business

MTSU to Conduct First Veterans Job Fair Nov. 7

The first BRAVO Veterans Job Fair at MTSU will be held next week, with about 20 companies already on board to potentially jump-start careers through jobs or internships.

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Student Union Ballroom, said Malcolm Stallard, an MTSU sophomore and president of BRAVO — or Blue Raider American Veteran Organization.

The event is free to both attendees and company participants. It ushers in a full weekend of BRAVO and Salute to Armed Services-related activities.

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