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VOL. 43 | NO. 42 | Friday, October 18, 2019

Need a holiday job? You’ve picked the right time & place

TN employers slug it out for seasonal workers, offering perks, permanent gigs

For those who had their pick of seasonal jobs during the 2018 holiday season, it’s a time of glad tidings: This year the pickings are just as plentiful.

Traditional versus gig: What’s the better deal for seasonal workers?

Want to work a second job or grab a temporary gig from mid-November through early January?

Got good employees? Here’s how to keep them

Losing an employee, or a group of employees, hurts a business. The cost of onboarding is an obvious factor, but there’s also the institutional knowledge and customer relations the individual takes when he or she departs.

NEWSMAKERS

McLemore joins TPPA board again

Colby McLemore was recently reelected to the board of directors of the Tennessee Professional Photographers Association.

Local Weather
Currently
Knoxville, TN
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Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 72%

EVENTS

Halloween at the Caverns. Cherokee Caverns presents Trick or Treat in the Cave. Walk among the stalactites and stalagmites and trick or treat in your favorite Halloween costume and gather treats inside and outside the cave path. The Cave is open for self-guided tours. Tony’s Grill Food Truck will be available. Bring a non-perishable food item for $1 off each ticket that is purchased to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. Through Oct. 27. $10 for ages 4 and older. 5-8 p.m., opens at 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 8524 Oak Ridge Hwy. Information

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NONPROFITS

YWCA among organizations receiving Covenant Health grants

Transitional housing a key element of mission

One of East Tennessee’s oldest organizations, the YWCA of Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley, prides itself on empowering women, eliminating racism and promoting dignity for all.

Grunkes turn lessons learned from cancer fight into fitness mission

Aaron Grunke had overcome the aggressive form of testicular cancer that stopped him in his tracks at age 21, but after two years he still felt alone, isolated and incapable of the physical activity he handled well before the diagnosis.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Looks like Aloha for Mariota

Demise exposes organizational flaw

With 10 games left in his season of reckoning, Marcus Mariota’s fate with the Tennessee Titans appears to be sealed.

Titans must get a lead, let defense continue strong play against Chargers

The Titans are reeling from a terrible offense that is wasting solid defensive efforts week after week. Now they add in the possibility of a quarterback change after benching Marcus Mariota.

Week 7 predictions

Chargers 17, Titans 3: The Chargers haven’t exactly set the league afire of late, but they’re in great shape compared to the disaster the Titans have become on offense.

UT SPORTS

Byrd gets his moment after sticking with Vols

Tyler Byrd could have easily transferred and sought more playing time elsewhere.

BRIEFS

Slatery files opioid suit in Knox court

In a lawsuit filed in Knox County Circuit Court, Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has sued AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation for its alleged unlawful distribution of pharmaceutical narcotics and its role in generating and prolonging the ongoing opioid epidemic in Tennessee.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

New mid-engine Corvette one of many innovative models for 2020

The automotive landscape evolves every year, with various brands and models pushing the envelope in new directions. We’re rounding up the most significant vehicles for 2020, presented in alphabetical order. These are cars, trucks and SUVs that reveal major trends and shifts in the industry.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Criminals really have your number with ‘SIM swap’ scheme

If you’re not familiar with SIM swap fraud, prepare to be terrified.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Being the best-dressed is about more than looking successful

Your clothes are all laid out for tomorrow. You’ll get up in the morning, jump out of the shower, into your outfit, and out the door because it’s a big day. You’ll look sharp, competent and responsible, and you’ll feel that way, too.

CAREER CORNER

You’re hired! Oh wait, there isn’t really an opening

Hiring managers know finding the right candidate takes time. There are often multiple phone screens, multiple video interviews and in-person panel interviews.

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