Saturday, July 2, 2022

Jobs

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking another step this month to connect recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) in Shelby County with meaningful work opportunities. TDHS is co-sponsoring a career, education...
by Mackenzie Lampner, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Economist Joseph Schumpeter suggests that, “the public finances are one of the best starting points for an investigation of society, especially ... of its political life.” What, then, do we learn...
Memphis City Council members have shelved voting on an ordinance that could result in the immediate removal of the Confederacy-saluting statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park and Jefferson Davis from Fourth Bluff Park. The plan now is...
By George B. Cunningham, Texas A&M University (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Race-based discrimination is common in the hiring process. For example, racial minorities are less likely than whites to receive...
By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Editor-In-Chief) When it comes to preparing the next generation for careers in science, technology engineering and mathematics, also known at “STEM,” Jack Gerard, the president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, said that leaders...
Mayor Jim Strickland unveiled “HireMemphis” Wednesday, a hiring initiative to get more young people working in the city. “In Memphis alone, there are 30,000 youth ages 16-24 who are neither employed nor in school,” Strickland said. “I see this as...
Here’s a trick question: Two people of the same race apply for a job. Both have identical skills, education and experience. Both are referred by someone who already works at the company. Which one is more likely to be...
HENNING, Tenn. — An apparel company is planning to invest $7.5 million in an expansion in western Tennessee that is expected to create more than 220 jobs. The Department of Economic and Community Development announced that VF Corporation will expand...
The University of Memphis will host “A Forum Connecting Memphis-Area Businesses with Sources of Skilled, Qualified Employees Who are Ex-Offenders (An Operation: Safe Community Initiative)” on June 11 from 8 a.m. to noon in the University Center Ballroom. "We hope...
The New Tri-State Defender welcomes letters and comments from our readers. To submit yours, visit our submission form and put "In The Mail" on the "Story/Idea Summary" line. by Julian D. Cross My name is Julian Cross and I am a...