April 26, 2005

Rutherford County, TN: Fastest growth in jobs

Kasey Wehrum:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its figures for the fastest-growing large counties in terms of job growth last week, and Rutherford County, Tennessee came in on top at 9.2 percent.

Small businesses' hiring habits played no small role in the number of jobs created and lost, according to Brian Headd, economist at the Small Business Administration.

“"hen a large company lays off thousands of employees it is national news, but in fact, the rise and fall of small businesses has a much greater effect on job growth than most people realize," said Headd.
Posted by James Zellmer at April 26, 2005 7:41 AM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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