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VOL. 43 | NO. 20 | Friday, May 17, 2019

Good workers increasingly hard to find

Hospitality, health care, accounting, others fight for shrinking workforce

Kara Barrow, the bar manager at Chuy’s Mexican Grill in Knoxville, started out in the hospitality industry as a new mom who needed flexible scheduling, short shifts and co-workers who could pitch in when needed.

Logistical issue: Getting workers into growing industry

The logistics industry is creating jobs in Chattanooga and is one of its fastest growing fields in the area.

Schools respond to need for trades, tech workers

Knox County Schools recently hosted a career fair for high schoolers at Crown College School of Trades and Technology to highlight construction jobs, one of the fastest-growing industries in the state.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

What happened to Legislature’s more unusual bills?

The General Assembly has rolled out of town, but not without leaving some sordid debris in its wake.

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EVENTS

Variety Thursdays. Free concerts on Market Square featuring Ensemble Swing Time Band. 6 p.m. Information. Additional dates:

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UT SPORTS

Siblings push to the front of Lady Vols cheering section

Coleman Seggern and his buddies often head to a local bar in Austin, Texas, together after work to watch sports.

NEWSMAKERS

MCB selects Hatcher as board vice chairman

Michael L. Hatcher has been elected as vice chairman for the boards of both Mountain Commerce Bancorp and its subsidiary, Mountain Commerce Bank.

BRIEFS

UT startups win grant contest

Startups Winter Innovations, Quantum Lock and Flo+Co were the winners in the spring 2019 Boyd Venture Challenge.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Finding joy, success in working with one’s hands

Necessity is not the mother of invention. Childhood. There you are: that’s the mother of invention.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Perk drives away as carmakers reel in free maintenance

A number of automakers have offered free maintenance programs for more than a decade as a way to sweeten the deal on a car lease or purchase. But in recent years, automakers have begun to reel in their plans by shortening the term, reducing the scope of coverage or eliminating them altogether.

PERSONAL FINANCE

The life-changing math of working longer

Retirement experts frequently recommend working longer if you haven’t saved enough. But you might not realize just how powerful a little extra work can be.

CAREER CORNER

Are salary inquiry laws helping?

I hope you’ve heard the exciting news that many states and some cities have updated their hiring laws to bar employers from asking your current salary.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Three ways to satisfy shopping urge without going broke

Shopping can be a form of relaxation, an entertaining way to spend time or even a hobby. But it can turn into an expensive habit.

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