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Haslam, Barnes Announce Plans To Reform Welfare Programs to Encourage Self-Sufficiency And Program Integrity

September 19, 2017

SNAP Work Requirements to be Reestablished in 70 Counties beginning February 1st, Proposed Legislation Will Incentivize Work and Help Families Avoid “Fiscal Cliff”

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Danielle W. Barnes today announced plans to reinstate the federal work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that was waived in 2008 during the economic recession.

With the state’s record low unemployment rates and significant job growth, the waiver is no longer needed across most of the state – but will remain in place in 16 counties designated as economically distressed. 

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Records Third Straight Month of Record-Low Unemployment Rate

September 16, 2017

3.3 Percent Marks a New Seasonally Adjusted Record for Statewide Rate

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announces a preliminary unemployment rate of 3.3 percent for August, declining one-tenth of a percent from the previous month.

This marks an all-time low for the statewide unemployment rate and August is the seventh consecutive month Tennessee has seen a decline in the statistic.

U.S. and Tennessee Unemployment Rates - August 2017

U.S. and Tennessee Unemployment Rates – August 2017

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Tips to Protecting Your Identity

September 15, 2017

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit bureaus suffered a data breach from mid-May through July 2017, exposing 143 million U.S. customer’s personal information such as names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, and in some cases driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers. 

In light of recent data breaches involving Equifax and other companies, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Identity Crimes Unit would like to provide you with some actions you can take if you suspect you may be the victim of identity theft.

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TDCI Shares Safety Tips Ahead of Hurricane Irma

September 11, 2017

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's GolfMurray, KY – A pair of freshmen stood out for Austin Peay State University men’s golf during the first 36 holes of the MSU Invitational, hosted by Murray State at Miller Memorial Golf Course.

Chase Korte (70-70) and Garrett Whitfield (69-72) sit in eighth and ninth, respectively, after 36 holes.

Austin Peay Men's Golf currently in sixth at MSU Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf currently in sixth at MSU Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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TDCI Cautions Investors to Watch for Scams in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

September 3, 2017

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – In the wake of widespread damage caused by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division is cautioning investors to watch out for opportunistic investment scams.

“As we are seeing in Texas, natural disasters bring out the best in people, with neighbors helping neighbors. Unfortunately, we know from experience that disasters can also bring out the worst in people, particularly those seeking to profit from the misfortune of others,” said TDCI Assistant Commissioner for Securities Frank Borger-Gilligan.

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County Unemployment Rates Improve Across Much of Tennessee

August 26, 2017

July 2017 Reflects a Positive Shift in 40 Tennessee Counties.

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Amid historic lows in statewide unemployment figures, Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for July 2017 showed improvement in a large number of counties, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Forty of Tennessee’s 95 counties bettered their unemployment rates, compared to June 2017 and 31 counties saw no movement during the latest survey.

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Seedling Program Produces Trees for Tennessee

August 6, 2017

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and Huber Engineered Woods LLC (HEW) are teaming up to initiate the Trees for Tennessee Seedling Program.

The program aims to provide an avenue for the establishment of as many as 1 million pine seedlings on at least 400 acres throughout the greater Tennessee Valley and Cumberland Plateau.

Trees for Tennessee Seedling program

Trees for Tennessee Seedling program

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TDCI Offers Tips to Help Students Avoid Job Scams

August 2, 2017

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – Finding a student job that’s flexible with school schedules can often be difficult. While they do exist, there are some job offers that really are too good to be true.

As the fall school semester approaches, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs wants to equip students with the basic knowledge needed to avoid job scams.

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Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Prohibits Fireball Device From Operating In Tennessee

July 28, 2017

Decision Comes After Fatal Accident at the Ohio State Fair

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has issued an order prohibiting all Fireball amusement devices, manufactured by KMG, from operating within the state. This is the device involved in a fatal accident Wednesday evening at the Ohio State Fair.

“After much consideration and thought, and with the safety of Tennesseans and visitors to our great state in mind, I have decided the Fireball amusement device should not operate here,” Commissioner Phillips explained.

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips

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TDCI Shares Scam Prevention Tips for Summer Travelers

July 25, 2017

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With Tennesseans squeezing in one last vacation before the school year starts, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs urges consumers to be on the lookout for scammers and identity thieves who target summer travelers. 

Scams [Read more]

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