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VOL. 42 | NO. 44 | Friday, November 2, 2018

Desperately seeking holiday workers

Competition means higher pay, more perks for seasonal employees

Every holiday season has its “must-have” toy or gift item that tops the shopping list.

Employers must ‘get creative’ to attract enough workers

Given the national employment picture, it’s no surprise that employers are having difficulty filling the ranks all over the country, says Greg Dyer, president of Randstad Commercial Staffing.

Holiday spending increase of 4% predicted

Consumers say they will spend an average of $1,007.24 during the holiday season in 2018, a 4.1 percent increase from $967.13 last year.


Why do we have 28 candidates in governor’s race? It's simple

Libertarians have flooded the Tennessee ballot for governor in an effort to show how hard it is to get on the Tennessee ballot. Let me explain.

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East Tennessean of the Year. Established in 2011 by the East Tennessee Historical Society Board of Directors, the award periodically recognizes and honors an East Tennessee history maker who is an ambassador for the region. The 2018 honoree for the East Tennessean of the Year Award will be longtime philanthropist and community leader Natalie Haslam. The award recognizes a recent accomplishment or compilation of accomplishments in history, politics, business, entertainment, education, research or humanitarian work. Attire is black tie or black tie optional. Thursday, 6 p.m. $500 per ticket, $5,000 per table. Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Information

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Lady Vols lean on togetherness to rebuild

If they’re heading to the gym for some extra work, they always have a few teammates tagging along. If they need a ride to the store, they just text a teammate instead of using an Uber. If they hit the floor during practice, they can depend on a teammate to extend a helping hand.


Firkser's route – Harvard to NFL – is a path rarely taken

In the business world, a degree from Harvard is gold, openings doors for professionals in all walks of life and presenting opportunities for success.

Titans at Cowboys: What to watch

1. A sense of desperation. Both the Titans and Cowboys are coming off bye weeks and have mediocre 3-4 records entering Monday night’s game. The Titans, losers of three consecutive after a 3-1 start, are running the risk of sinking toward the bottom of the AFC South with another loss.


Barton gives $3.4M to UT music school

Eric W. Barton, of Maryville, has donated $3.14 million to University of Tennessee School of Music.


DENSO shows off driver assistance tech

DENSO recently brought a 2016 Lexus RX equipped with ADAS technology to its location in Maryville.


How to not go deep into debt when buying your first car

A diligent first-time car buyer will spend hours checking out competing vehicles, test-driving, and choosing must-have car features. Then comes the decision to buy a new car or used one, or to lease. In short, if you’re the typical first-time car shopper, you have a lot of research to do.


Looking for travel upgrades? Here’s how to get them

Let’s shatter one myth right now: Airline passengers typically can’t talk their way into upgrades from the cheapest coach seats to first class just by dressing up and asking politely.