Governor Haslam Signs Bill to Help Unemployed

May 25, 2012

Governor Bill Haslam has signed a proposal to help Tennesseans get off unemployment and find a job.  The legislation, called the "Tennessee Works Act.,” unanimously passed both the state House and Senate.  

It creates a pilot program providing employers with grants to pay for training expenses for recently laid-off workers or workers whose jobs have gone overseas. In order to continue receiving the grant funds, employers agree to hire a portion of the employees trained.  Sponsors say the legislation is proof Republicans and Democrats can work together to make Tennessee a better place.