Saturday, July 2, 2022

Jobs

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...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has received the support of 16 elected county officials on an initiative raising the pay of temporary workers to $15 per hour. A memorandum of understanding supporting this action has been signed by the officials...
Olympic Career Training Institute (OCTI) has secured the state certification to provide Commercial Driver’s License Training (CDL), and began offering its first training classes in Memphis in August. OCTI is a Department of Labor approved training provider that for the past...
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...
by Ike Griffith, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Memphis youth is one of Mayor Jim Strickland’s top priorities since the beginning of his administration. During the Mayor’s first term, summer employment for youth grew from 1,000 to 1,750 (a...
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...
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...
Maya Pope-Chappell, a senior editor at LinkedIn, is the host and producer of an online series called How I Got Here where she interviews successful people about the zigs and zags along their career paths. Recently, Chappell chatted with theGrio...
The Memphis Urban League, Inc. on Thursday (Aug. 15) will host an informational meet and greet event to kick off its participation in a partnership to increase minority involvement in energy efficiency and weatherization upgrades. The unveiling of the partnership...
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...