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VOL. 40 | NO. 33 | Friday, August 12, 2016

Tennessee’s a hot job market (If you’re in the right field)

High demand in accounting, technology, financial services, health care

If you’re a Tennessean just starting to plan for a career – or considering a new career – you can take heart. Indicators that show Tennessee, as a whole, is emerging as a job-friendly place with stable, good paying jobs with good benefits available.

Degree not always needed for high-tech jobs

College degrees are more important than ever in helping job seekers land good jobs, but there are always some people who manage to forge unconventional career paths. They either don’t have a college degree or they have a degree that’s not in their career of choice.

Phillips: Midstate has added 5K construction jobs since 2010

If you’re a Tennessean looking for a great job with a future and find yourself compulsively checking online websites such as Career Builder, Monster.com or LinkedIn, you might want to add another tool – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development’s website at www.jobs4tn.gov.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

What would it take for Trump to lose Tennessee voters?

Murfreesboro Realtor Larry Sims almost closes his ears when Donald Trump speaks. “He gets out of bounds. Of course, the press, they love it because they get to exploit his sayings and doings,” says Sims, who traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, as a Trump delegate for the Republican National Convention.

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EVENTS

Urban League Young Professionals. The event, a benefit for the Knoxville Area Urban League Young Professionals, begins at Thursday at 6 p.m. with a wine tasting, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The event also includes silent and live auctions and remarks from a Dr. Walter Hardy scholarship recipient. The 2016 theme is “Investing in Young Leaders,” which embodies the commitment to provide opportunities for college students and early career professionals. Proceeds benefit the Knoxville Area Urban League’s minority scholarship program and young professional development series. $50. Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave., Knoxville. Information: www.thekaul.org

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DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Reeves-Maybin confident in himself, Vol teammates

Clarksville’s Jalen Reeves-Maybin is in full football mode as he prepares for his senior season at Tennessee.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Safe to scorching: SEC football coaches feel the burn

There are two kinds of football coaches in the Southeastern Conference: those that have gotten fired and those that haven’t gotten fired – yet.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Whisenhunt might not recognize these Titans

Welcome back, Ken Whisenhunt. You’ve only been gone a few months, but you might not recognize many things about your old workplace when you arrive Saturday night.

Changes since Whisenhunt left

How much have things changed since Ken Whisenhunt was fired by Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk last November? There are 35 players with the Titans now who were not on the roster or in camp when Whisenhunt was head coach.

NEWSMAKERS

Loyd joins state mental health team

Johnson City native Dr. Stephen Loyd has been named Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services’ medical director for substance abuse services.

BRIEFS

ORNL joins Cancer Moonshot project

The White House Cancer Moonshot project will join with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in continuing the fight to cure cancer.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

2016 Cruze fresh, smartphone-friendly and fast

The Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan is bigger yet lighter for 2016, with fresh styling, a new turbo-charged engine and more technology and safety features.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Quality trumps quantity in social media followers

How many times have you found yourself staring at your company’s social media page wondering why you are struggling to get your followers to engage?

CAREER CORNER

Want greater pay? Change jobs every couple of years

How often have you talked to a friend who hasn’t received a real raise in years and is feeling frustrated? Perhaps you are that person.

I SWEAR

Favorite reads: Orphan Train to Salander’s return

It’s been a summer of ingestion – not indigestion. I’ve read, I’ve watched. Last week I wrote about movies. This week the topic is books.

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