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Blog // Connected Tennessee

Missed out on Black Friday Sales? Welcome to Cyber Monday!

By CTN Staff

Millions of Americans are heading back to work today after the Thanksgiving weekend and hitting their computers for what's expected to be the single-biggest online shopping day of the year. 122 million Americans are expected to take part in Cyber Monday deals today, and the amount of consumers using their smartphones to shop is expected to double, according to a recent survey by BigResearch. This day of online shopping has earned its own name – Cyber Monday. And it’s giving Black Friday a run for its money. Cyber Monday sales may reach $1.2 billion this year, reports the LA Times, up from over $1 billion last year. In comparison,...

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Perry County Expands Its "Vision"

By CTN Staff

Trenton, TN - Last week, our partners at Vision Perry in Linden expanded their “Vision” a little further – to GibsonCounty. On Tuesday, county officials announced they have a new organization that will bring hundreds of jobs to the county to help put thousands of unemployed West Tennesseans back to work. The non-profit company, Vision Gibson, works with for-profit companies to recruit and train applicants. The same group just recently brought 300 jobs to Perry County. In January 2009, unemployment in Perry County surged to 27%, and at that time was the 3rd highest rate in the country....

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