We’ve been covering Nashville unemployment benefits for the past year or so and we’re wondering what the unemployment outlook is for the coimg year of 2012 for Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area.
Will unemployment rates boomerang to where they were last year? Will we all be able to take our pick of jobs here in Nashville and the Nashville area?
Retail jobs seem to be booming in and around Nashville. With the announcement of the Amazon.com locations in nearby Lebanon, many Nashville unemployed residents will be able to find jobs there.
With the announcement of Nissan hiring here in Middle Tennessee and the Spring Hill location of General Motors re-starting, comes more employment possibilities for many more Nashville area residents.
We are all hoping the upward swing of job announcements in the Nashville and Nashville area will reflect on all of our Nashville unemployed friends and find them working and making ends meet better than they have on the unemployment benefit checks they have been receiving.
From The Tennessean newspaper comes this information:
U.S. job market improves in 2011 with spending up
‘When applications for unemployment benefits consistently fall below 375,000, economists consider it a reasonable sign that hiring is rising enough to push the unemployment rate lower. The four-week average has remained below 400,000 for seven weeks, the longest stretch since April.’
Also from the Tennessean comes this good news of more Nashville job opportunities for the unemployed, hopefully getting some of them off the unemployment rolls and into the working force in Nashville again.
ServiceSource to add jobs, space at its downtown Nashville offices
‘ServiceSource could add at least 150-200 jobs as it takes up an additional 20,000-35,000 square feet in the former Third National Bank building at 201 Fourth Ave. N. (in Nashville)’
We will be keeping you posted on the Nashville unemployment benefits scene as the New Year begins. Happy job looking and stay tuned!
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