MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Middle Tennessee continues to lead the state’s economic recovery.
The State Department of Labor says Tennessee’s unemployment rate rose in March for the third straight month, but here in the Metropolitan Nashville area, 9 of 13 counties saw their jobless rate fall, rates in three more remained flat, and rose in only one.
Of the top ten counties with Tennessee’s lowest unemployment rates, eight are located here in the mid-state.
Employees of the Year, from left to right, Classified Employee of the Year Barbara Money, Secretarial/Clerical Employee of the Year Peggy Slater, Administrative Employee of the Year Jamie Brewer and Technical/Service Employee of the Year Forrest Higginbotham
Four of MTSU's finest celebrate their recognition as the "Employees of the Year" after a special ceremony and reception in the university's James Union Building on Wednesday, April 24. Displaying their awards are, from left, Classified Employee of the Year Barbara Money, Secretarial/Clerical Employee of the Year Peggy Slater, Administrative Employee of the Year Jamie Brewer and Technical/Service Employee of the Year Forrest Higginbotham.
A campus collaboration has led to a first-time prescription drug take-back collection event at MTSU.
Campus Pharmacy, Health Services and Public Safety are partnering to hold the MTSU Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. It will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee’s unemployment rate has risen for the third month in a row and now stands three-tenths above the national jobless rate.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate in March was 7.9 percent, up one-tenth from February’s rate. Tennessee’s jobless rate had dropped to 7.6 percent in December before starting to rise the first of the year.
Unemployment rose in education, health and retail trade. New jobs were created in business services, transportation and utilities.
DETROIT (AP/WMOT) — Franklin based Nissan North America, one of Middle Tennessee’s biggest employers, is reporting its best sales ever during the month of March.
Nissan says sales were up a full percentage point in March year-over-year. The company says the all-electric Nissan LEAF now being built at the company’s Smyrna plant, saw sales jump by more than 280 percent year-over-year.
Nissan's Bryan Brockman says a recent drop in the price of the new LEAF seems to be getting a lot of attention.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The final day to file your 2012 federal taxes is fast approaching. Goodwill of Middle Tennessee is offering to help get your tax return prepared in time to meet the April 15 deadline.
Goodwill’s Shelbyville, Lawrenceburg and downtown Nashville locations will have trained tax preparers on hand 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through the fifteenth.
The charity's Jamie Berry says they’re happy to help anyone fill out their tax forms.
Middle Tennessee State University will spend Tuesday, April 9, reminding the public that women still do not receive equal pay for equal work.
MTSU will observe Equal Pay Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with information booths at the Keathley University Center and the Student Union Building.
“American women early only 77 cents for every dollar that a man earns,” said Dr. Ayne Cantrell, communications officer of the Murfreesboro branch of the American Association of University Women and a former MTSU professor.