A transportation management company opens today in Ballard County bringing 20 jobs and a $2.2 million investment.

Daher-Transport Logistics International manages and transports radioactive material. The Kevil facility washes and recertifies empty cylinders for continued use or for decontamination and disposal.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced Monday that the 9to5 Seating Company will relocate manufacturing operations to Union City and create upwards of 500 jobs. 

The announcement is welcome news for the community that has been spending the last few years trying to rebuild a manufacturing economy after Goodyear Tire shutdown a 1,800 employee plant in 2011.

The move represents an investment of $39.5 million for the ergonomic seating company. Governor Haslam thanked the company for its investment and said the decision reinforces his goal of making Tennessee a location for high quality jobs.  

Obion County Economic Development Director Lindsey Frilling said 9to5 will move manufacturing from its facility in China to Union City's Northwest Regional Industrial Center. Frilling said the boost to employment will be significant. 

"Anticipated jobs at the end of 2014 is about 73 jobs," said Frilling. "And then from then on, up until five years, you're looking to get it up to 510 jobs."

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is partnering with more than 150 employers to help veterans get jobs.

The Paychecks for Patriots initiative will include hiring fairs to be held on Thursday in 13 sites throughout the state and will feature local employers interested in putting veterans to work.

A Union County fresh meat company announced today that it is doubling the size of its operation, creating 18 new jobs.

Uniontown’s Little Kentucky Smokehouse opened in 2003 and is building a second 40,000 square-foot facility. Currently, the ham company employs 70 people and sells its meats across the country.

Patriot Coal has a bankruptcy judge's go-ahead to enter into a new labor agreement with the nation's biggest miners' union, ending a long, acrimonious dispute.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kathy Surratt-States on Tuesday granted St. Louis-based Patriot's request to put in place the collective bargaining deal ratified Friday by the United Mine Workers of America.

A transportation management company is investing $2.2 million to bring operations to Ballard County and create 20 jobs.

Transport Logistics International Inc. provides engineering services and professional support for packaging and transportation of radioactive material.

A new hotel is coming to Murray that will bring 35 jobs to the area.

The Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau announced today that a Marriott hotel called Springhill Suites should open in North Murray by January 2015.

More jobs were created last month than economists had expected, but the unemployment rate held steady.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that employers added 195,000 jobs to public and private payrolls. That's better than the gain of 165,000 that forecasters had predicted.

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to help veterans and service members get jobs as police officers, emergency medical technicians and commercial vehicle drivers.

Quinn signed the bills Thursday before marching in the Independence Day parade in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights.

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce did a nationwide forecast for job creation for 2010 to 2020, and found Kentucky should do pretty well.

Kentucky could expect 15 percent in overall job growth, from 1.8 million jobs in 2010 to 2.1 million in 2020. Researchers say these numbers depend on relative economic calm — basically no crippling depressions or recessions.

Within seven years, Kentucky will have a serious shortage in skilled labor. The report says nearly two-thirds of the state's workers will need something more than a high school diploma.   However, co-author Nicole Smith says the current workforce has just over half of the skills needed.