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October 17, 2014 In The News

Early next year, the first batch of long-term unemployed people could land jobs with Memphis tech companies under Bioworks’ new training program.

October 15, 2014 In The News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A multi-million dollar federal grant will be used to help people in Memphis get the training they need to hopefully land some good paying jobs.

The $8,083,138 federal grant will help up to, “960 long-term unemployed citizens in the Memphis metropolitan area find good paying jobs in high-skills industries.”

October 9, 2014 In The News

The University of Memphis on Thursday vaulted into a class of the nation’s top-tier universities seeking to harness the power of “big data” in biomedical research by landing a $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

October 7, 2014 In The News

A U.S. Small Business Administration outreach center will be open Wednesday through Oct. 14 to process disaster loan applications from residents affected by September flooding, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, announced.

The center will operate in Building C, Room 133 of the Shelby County Emergency Operations Center, 1075 Mullins Station.

September 30, 2014 In The News

The U.S. Department of Labor will grant $3.27 million in job training funds to William R. Moore College of Technology and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology.

September 30, 2014 In The News

A constant theme of the Memphis and Shelby County mayors and Greater Memphis Chamber leadership is that if Memphis and Shelby County expect to attract high-paying jobs, it is imperative that this community have a skilled workforce.

Educators also have bought into that goal, putting initiatives in place to graduate either job-ready or college-ready students.

September 19, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced an $856,363 federal grant to help the Shelby County Board of Education address and reduce youth violence and violence in schools. This funding comes through the U.S.

September 16, 2014 In The News

MEMPHIS, TN - Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are wrapping up their session this week.

It is considered by some to be the shortest legislative session in more than 50 years.

"We've got one more week in Congress and that's it," Tennessee Representative Steve Cohen said.

Cohen said he wants to see more done before congress adjourns on Friday.

September 15, 2014 In The News

Students at Oakhaven Middle School proved to be a receptive audience Monday morning as they got a visit from Congressman Steve Cohen (D-9th District) of Memphis, who attended an event in support of Constitution Week in America.

September 15, 2014 In The News

Fear of the Yelp review has driven some businesses around the country to attempt to fine customers for writing a bad review online.

California Rep. Eric Swalwell says this is a violation of free speech and will propose legislation this week to make it illegal.