Jamie McGee

Jamie McGee

Jamie McGee covered economic issues for The Tennessean and prior to that, was a reporter for the Nashville Business Journal. Her stories have been featured regularly by USA Today, and she received a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grant. She has written for Bloomberg News and The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., and has a Masters in journalism from Columbia University.

Meg Chamblee of UDig leaves her office with materials to take to her home office. (Photo: John Partipilo)

The new normal at Nashville businesses: More flexibility, fewer cubes and uncertain real estate

By: - January 7, 2021

Decode Health had been subleasing office space in Cummins Station in Nashville when Covid-19 forced the team home in March. The company, which provides predictive disease insights to national laboratories, moved its more sophisticated equipment to its employees’ homes, and increasingly relied on Slack to discuss operations. December was the last month they paid rent […]

Job-seeker Sylvester Odom, 33, of Nashville, participates in a virtual hiring event Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Goodwill Career Solutions Center at 937 Herman St., Nashville. Participants in these free Goodwill-hosted events can speak to employers and interview for job openings using an Internet conferencing application, either from their homes or using computers at a Goodwill Career Solutions Center. (Photo: Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee)

Amid widespread job losses, Tennessee fulfillment workers see wage gains

By: - December 10, 2020

At Gap Inc.’s fulfillment center in Gallatin, new workers earn a $500 bonus if they stay on the job three months. Amazon has been offering a $1,000 signing bonus in Lebanon. At FedEx, workers at a Memphis hub can earn $18 an hour.  “There are plenty of positions out there,” George Carlson, workforce development director […]