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TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development
MARCH 2014

Number of work-related fatalities declines in Tennessee

Total fatalities and days away from work as a result of injuries and illnesses were both improved workplace safety numbers for 2012. The 100 fatal work-related injuries recorded in Tennessee during 2012 were a 17 percent decrease from 2011. For the second consecutive year, the OSHA recordable injury and illness rate for Tennessee in the public sector was the lowest rate since records have been kept (1972).



Per capita income report shows Nashville income doubled in 10 years

Did you know the per capita income doubled in Nashville between 1980 and 1990? Every month the department posts online The Labor Market Report, which leads with an economic topic of interest. The most recent Labor Market Report talks about per capita income from 1969 to 2011, and cites national and state changes over that 40-year period.



Employers save time and money by using SIDES to respond to Labor requests for unemployment information

The key to controlling UI tax costs is to provide accurate, quality and timely information to the department when requested and E-Response was developed to make complying with these government regulations less burdensome for businesses. 

Visit the link below to avoid responding by mail and fax!



Need a free mobile computer resource room for job applicants?

The department’s three mobile Career Coaches have served 20,000 job applicants since they were introduced in April 2011 and can assist you if you’re an employer with hiring needs. Nissan Motor Manufacturing in Smyrna and online retailer Amazon in Lebanon are two major employers whose job fair recruiting efforts were enhanced by Career Coach services.

The Career Coaches are multi-purpose units, outfitted with a computer lab and broadband Internet access for completing online job applications. The mobile units have available the same services found in one of the department’s Career Centers.

For established businesses, the Career Coach can be a classroom for training up to 10 employees at a time. The Coaches can give employers interviewing space for expanding a business or to begin hiring for a new business. Staff can provide screening of potential applicants, allowing you to focus on interviewing top prospects.

Interested in booking the Coach? Check availability and learn more at the Career Coach Website

TOSHA safety seminars feature basic health hazards and regulations

The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration is offering 70 safety and health training seminars at several locations across the state from now until the first of May. Classes are open to anyone interested in attending and include Basic Health Hazards and Regulations, 30-Hour a general Industry, Combustible Dust, and OSHA for Small Business.

TOSHA Training Schedule


Tax information for those unemployed in 2013 is available online

The department has mailed the IRS Form 1099-G to recipients of Tennessee unemployment benefits during 2013. Claimants who received benefits can also access the information they need for income tax purposes on the department’s homepage at If claimants do not receive their form in the mail and do not have access to the Internet, they may send a written request, including their name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, and phone number, with signature, to Special Services Unit , TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development , 220 French Landing Drive, Nashville, TN 37243-1002.



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