Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tennessee lands another big manufacturer

A billion-dollar plant to be built near Cleveland, Tenn., will manufacture the basic material used in solar-energy cells. It means 500 to 600 jobs initially.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Nissan to slash 20,000 jobs

The automaker is not yet saying if its worldwide job cutting will include employees at plants in Middle Tennessee. Nissan has its North American headquarters in Franklin and an assembly plant in Smyrna, which has been operating on four-day work weeks in response to poor market conditions.

Unions find signs of hope

Union membership actually rose in 2008 in Tennessee and across the nation, even as the economy shed jobs and moved into a recession.Furloughs, layoffs and buyouts have left workers worried about job security, and union representatives say workers are contacting them frequently to discuss possible organizational drives.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Stimulus may save 75,000 Tennessee jobs

About 20,000 of the jobs from the federal stimulus package could be in the Nashville area, says MTSU economist David Penn, left. But he says the impact is months away.

Looking for a restaurant job?

Chipotle Mexican Grill says it's coming to Nashville. The site on West End Avenue will be the quick-service chain's first location here.

No quick fix for Peterbilt

The Peterbilt truck factory in Madison will remain closed at least until the end of the year because of slow sales, the company says. The plant was already shut down due to a labor dispute with the United Auto Workers.