Viewpoints: Creating a statewide jobs clearinghouse

Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 11:45pm

Republican gubernatorial candidate and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam announced Thursday plans to develop an online jobs clearinghouse that will pull together existing market data in a user-friendly way so that every jobseeker, employer, community official, higher education institution, and economic development organization has access to timely and accurate information on the current and future economic landscape of Tennessee.

“Tennessee is still suffering from nearly 11 percent unemployment,” Haslam said. “Lots of people are looking for work, but the question is, ‘How can we aid in that process? How can we help people make informed decisions about what careers to pursue, what businesses to start, what training to offer?’”

This one-stop shop will serve both a short-term and long-term purpose. It will help the thousands of Tennesseans who have recently lost their jobs quickly rejoin the workforce, but it will also help communities, entrepreneurs, and postsecondary institutions make informed decisions about future economic development.
 

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193 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 4/9/10 at 8:07

How about this, house

http://media1.break.com/dnet/media/2009/10/91 These Guys Need a New Secret Handshake.jpg

By: Captain Nemo on 4/9/10 at 8:09

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_O2JHv7M-9RE/SYNfVoSJGXI/AAAAAAAAADE/sEdnfOpy7Kc/s400/secret+handshake.jpg

By: Captain Nemo on 4/9/10 at 8:10

How about this one house?
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_O2JHv7M-9RE/SYNfVoSJGXI/AAAAAAAAADE/sEdnfOpy7Kc/s400/secret+handshake.jpg

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/9/10 at 8:10

hi, Ben. are you going to Hermitage Cafe for breakfast this weekend? 8~D

By: slacker on 4/9/10 at 8:12

Ben, are you gonna go corrupt after you are elected Preez of the Encore condo- owners Asso.?

By: BenDover on 4/9/10 at 8:15

"It doesn't help that there's so many people who want us to have the same government that Haiti has"

geezzz gd, stop being such a polarizing drama queen.

Nobody's suggesting we eliminate building codes or abolish the FDA or any such thing; and to suggest that our government got any less intrusive than it already was during the Bush years is to ignore reality. If anything the increasing rate of intrusion was only moderately slowed.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/9/10 at 8:17

We can try this, house

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-voices/viewpoints-creating-statewide-jobs-clearinghouse?page=1

By: BenDover on 4/9/10 at 8:18

I suspect so, bn. I've got me a taste for those fried baloney sandwiches now.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/9/10 at 8:19

We can even try this on for size. Wink wink

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_PUjYKIyEP6g/SRudD3p0zKI/AAAAAAAAAvo/u1ukedGPWbg/s400/simpsons_handshake.jpg

By: Kosh III on 4/9/10 at 8:20

Is anyone else here so sick of the intrusive ad that they will NEVER go "Find your hero at the Frist?"

By: BenDover on 4/9/10 at 8:21

I'm going to sit that one out, slack. Sounds like responsibility with no authority to me. Plus there's much better bribe-money potential with the city council, I think.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/9/10 at 8:24

For Condo President BenDover built the Trails End Homes from the ground up.
http://www.minnesotahousingforseniors.com/images/redneck condos_small.JPGmer

By: BenDover on 4/9/10 at 8:25

That's f*cking awesome, Nemo!

By: gdiafante on 4/9/10 at 8:27

"Nobody's suggesting we eliminate building codes or abolish the FDA or any such thing"

Actually they are, as I've already demonstrated. Nice try though.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/9/10 at 8:28

I will try it again

http://www.minnesotahousingforseniors.com/images/redneck%20condos_small.JPG

By: Captain Nemo on 4/9/10 at 8:31

I could not pick it up so I tried a different way to get. Sorry about the double post.

By: slacker on 4/9/10 at 8:32

Ben, shaking down the Concierge for a % of his tips, adds up to some serious change, in a months time.

By: Kosh III on 4/9/10 at 8:32

The Post Politics section is certainly showing the lack of a dedicated person. At the moment, only a portion of one page is posted and cuts off partway thru a story.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/9/10 at 8:38

Ben, admit it. You have the hots for the waitresses - lol!

By: BenDover on 4/9/10 at 8:39

gd, you're further off the deep end every time I check this page. Whazzamatter? Mourning Obama's poll numbers?

By: Captain Nemo on 4/9/10 at 8:41

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/9/10 at 9:38
Ben, admit it. You have the hots for the waitresses - lol!

I could not pass this up. lol
http://to0oni.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/hot-waitress2.jpg

By: BenDover on 4/9/10 at 8:41

I'm a little hurt by her, bn.

As far as I can tell I'm the only one she hasn't told to "f*ck off" yet.

By: BenDover on 4/9/10 at 8:43

That's Loner at the end of the bar, Nemo.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/9/10 at 8:45

I did see that, Ben. It could be. lol

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/9/10 at 8:46

Ben, considering her late night clientele you're going to have to try a lot harder.

By: sidneyames on 4/9/10 at 8:49

By: Captain Nemo on 4/9/10 at 7:30
Don't ask me what that last post meant, because I don't know.

Capt. what did you mean by that 7:24 post?

By: sidneyames on 4/9/10 at 8:52

Last night at a local town hall meeting, a couple of council people were explaining the yes vote for the convention center. They kept using the words "risk", "gamble" and other types of words that spelled "risk".

So I said: "hey, I hope this billion dollar risk pays off for the good of Nashville. But in case it does not, will the city council start going to a gambler's anonymous meeting". I'm so mean.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/9/10 at 9:00

sid, they'll just been making jokes about the crazy woman at the meeting when they go to happy hour. hope you don't mind being the running joke.

By: gdiafante on 4/9/10 at 9:01

Ben, coming from you, the resident nutjob, that's a compliment. Go look for some stones and let the big boys talk. Chop chop

By: house_of_pain on 4/9/10 at 9:02

Did somebody say "happy hour"?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/9/10 at 9:03

are you an active member of the Long Island Tea Party?

By: house_of_pain on 4/9/10 at 9:05

I'm a participating member..."active"? Not so much.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/9/10 at 9:06

close enough - lol!

By: house_of_pain on 4/9/10 at 9:09

I've already made my b, double e, double r, u,n. Just waiting for the meeting to start.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/9/10 at 9:09

Crazy woman aks question
http://static.squidoo.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/lens8598571_1262137721crazy-cat-lady.gif

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/9/10 at 9:10

lol, Nemo!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/9/10 at 9:11

house, Hairy Titty has a 12 pack of Fat Tire on sale for $16.99.

By: BenDover on 4/9/10 at 9:12

The convention center is probably a bad idea for metro overall but it should be good for the down-town district.

Adventure Park is already on deck for 2011... River-front baseball park is back in contention right behind that.

We've got Serpas and his army of goons to keep the riff-raff out; all funded by the budget-building quest to cite everyone in the state with a marginal DUI.

All we need now is a program to give all the homeless people one-way bus tickets to Orlando and we've got it licked.

So, to all you people in the suburbs... "ante up, suckers".

By: gdiafante on 4/9/10 at 9:13

I had a St Pauli Girl lager last night. The wife got it by mistake, but it wasn't as bad as I remember it. Maybe I was just thirsty.

By: gdiafante on 4/9/10 at 9:18

Adventure Park? Is that another Opryland?

By: BenDover on 4/9/10 at 9:19

Leave my stones out of this, gd... you f*cking pervert.

What are you anyway... some kind of Vandy professor or something? How the hell can you be so far removed from reality?

Are you going to be the last person in the country who accepts that the media lied about Obama and over-sold him to the public; and that he's really just a not-so-smart egocentric radical leftist?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/9/10 at 9:19

g, you must've just been thirsty - lol!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/9/10 at 9:21

Ben, "not-so-smart egocentric radical leftist"? and you're calling g a drama queen?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/9/10 at 9:21

By: BenDover on 4/9/10 at 10:19
Leave my stones out of this, gd... you f*cking pervert

you have g confused with a catholic priest.

By: gdiafante on 4/9/10 at 9:26

Let him rant, Blanket. It's no surprise that rational thinking would seem foreign to him.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/9/10 at 9:27

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8loSATORXjQ

By: gdiafante on 4/9/10 at 9:27

Besides, I was only relaying what I've personally heard from nuts like Ben. He just can't handle it for some reason.

By: brrrrk on 4/9/10 at 9:30

Oh goody goody, just what we need..... another potentially useless job search site to clog things up.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/9/10 at 9:31

http://current.com/1r3024c

By: BenDover on 4/9/10 at 9:37

blah blah blah... you are a teacher, aren't you, gd? Did I get Vandy right?