Employment/Unemployment


  There are some handy local resources available for job-seekers, including:

Employment

Unemployment

According to the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development, 

"Unemployment insurance benefits provide income to individuals who have lost work through no fault of their own.  The benefits are intended to partially offset the loss of wages while an unemployed worker searches for suitable work, or until his employer can recall him to work....

You do not have to be totally unemployed to receive unemployment insurance benefits.  You may have eligibility if you still have a job, but your employer has temporarily reduced your hours of work, or if you have lost your regular job, but you have some work at which you earn less than your weekly benefit amount."

Residents of Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton counties must file in person at their local unemployment office (Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm). 

In other TN counties, you can file online at www.tennesseeanytime.org/labor  or call toll-free 877-813-0950 (Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm).

Volunteering

Volunteering can help build skills, add to your resume and increase job contacts, as well as decrease the isolation that unemployment can bring.