Labor and Employment Resources

Resources for Employees

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has resources available for employees seeking information related to:

  • Unemployment - the fastest and most efficient way to file an unemployment claim is to go to Due to the high volume of claims because of the COVID-19 emergency, if you file with any other method you could significantly delay the processing of your claim.
  • Finding work - resources are now available through the Tennessee Talent Exchange powered by Jobs4TN.
  • Emergency Cash Assistance - emergency cash assistance may be available for certain families that lost employment due to COVID-19.  Information and the application are available here. 

Resources for Employers

  • The U.S Dept. of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is providing information on common issues employers and workers face when responding to COVID-19, including the effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Learn more here.
  • For capital and operations funding programs visit the Small Business Resources page for more information.