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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
November 10, 2003 (615) 741-2257 (OFFICE)
  (615) 308-3705 (CELL)
 

Media Advisory

STATE EMPLOYEE TO GET OUTSTANDING OLDER WORKER
OF THE YEAR AWARD

NASHVILLE - 90-year-old Flossie Tate will receive the Experience Works Tennessee Outstanding Older Worker of the Year award, Wednesday, November 12, at 2:00 p.m. (CST) at the Old Supreme Court Office in the Tennessee State Capitol building. Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley will also present Flossie with Governor Phil Bredesen's Outstanding Tennessean Award. Flossie has worked for the Department of Labor & Workforce Development as a clerk for 25 years. Prior to her service with the state, Flossie worked for 35 years as a machinist where she got the popular nickname, "Rosie the Riveter," at the old Vultee plant, now named AVCO Aerostructures. She helped to build C-130 aircraft during World War II.

WHO: TN Dept. Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley will award 90 year old Flossie Tate, Outstanding Older Worker of the Year

WHAT: Tennessee Older Worker of the Year

WHEN: Wednesday, November 12
2:00 p.m. CST

WHERE: Old Supreme Court Chambers
Tennessee State Capitol Building

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For more information, go to www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/news.