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VOL. 45 | NO. 28 | Friday, July 9, 2021

Advantage workers in post-COVID power shift

Employers struggle to find employees in abnormal normal

In normal times, a high unemployment rate would mean that those offering jobs would be swamped with qualified candidates. But this is the post-COVID economy, and the old rules don’t seem to apply.

Tennessee continues to reel in new companies

A couple of months into a season of reopening, Tennessee is faring well in terms of existing companies coming back online and the influx of new operators, says Bob Rolfe, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

TN Health officials have some nerve doing their jobs

A Tennessee legislator has accused the Tennessee Department of Health of “targeting” young people and threatened the agency with the prospect of being “dissolved and reconstituted.”

Local Weather
Currently
Knoxville, TN
74.0°F
Light Rain
Wind: Northwest at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 88%

EVENTS

Free Family Fun. The Knoxville Office of Special Events and Parks and Recreation continues its free Kid A’ Riffic Fun in the Park at Adair Park, 1807 Adair Dr. Families are invited to participate in crafts, games and other activities on Wednesdays in July, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. No registration is required. Information

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NEWSMAKERS

Martinez named CMO at PerfectServe

Rodrigo Martínez, M.D., is joining PerfectServe as its first chief medical officer.

BRIEFS

Haslam College offers 10-month MSBA

The University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business has announced a faster track for students pursuing an advanced degree.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Demystifying advanced driver aids in new vehicles

There’s some hesitancy from the public regarding the future of self-driving cars. For example, A survey by Autolist reports most shoppers are split about whether having self-driving capability on a vehicle makes it safer.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Keep reading to find best parts of ‘Where you are’

Start small, plan big. You don’t have to have much for the former, just a little love and a place to launch. The latter, though, that takes some work. You have to see the goal, hold your confidence tight and know yourself well.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

What will you teach your children about money?

Hey, internet: Remember millennials? Many of us have graduated from our lattes and leisurely brunches to become parents with jobs, car loans and perhaps even a mortgage.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Smart strategies to fight back against inflation

Few economists predict we’ll return to the double-digit price increases of the late 1970s and early 1980s. But knowing some of the ways consumers coped back then – and how things are different now – can help you formulate a plan to deal with rising prices.

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