New Location Added for Mobile Job Centers in East Tennessee

Thursday, December 01, 2016 | 9:24am

Pigeon Forge Location Continues Operating Seven Days a Week to Help Displaced Workers

SEVIERVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) will have its mobile American Job Center in Cocke County next week to help workers displaced by recent wildfires.  Two mobile job centers are currently open and assisting workers in Pigeon Forge.

Workers in Cocke County will be able to access the services of the mobile American Job Center starting Monday, December 5.  It will operate on the following dates.

Saturday, December 3 9:00 am - 4:00 pm American Job Center Sevierville
Sunday, December 4 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm American Job Center Sevierville
Monday, December 5 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Newport Community Center
Tuesday, December 6 9:00 am - 4:00 pm National Guard Armory
Wednesday, December 7 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Newport Community Center

Two mobile American Job Centers began assisting displaced workers Wednesday afternoon at the Community Resource Center in Pigeon Forge. A third mobile center will open at that location Thursday afternoon.  Those centers will remain open seven days a week until their services are no longer needed.

149 Cates Lane, Pigeon Forge (former Boyd's Bear Factory)
Monday - Saturday  9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Sunday  1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Mobile American Job Centers are a computer resource center where dislocated workers can go online and apply for unemployment insurance benefits.  Trained staff are available to assist people applying for benefits.  Workers should bring as much information as possible with them, including bank account numbers, or an address where they can receive a debit card.  Unemployment benefits cannot be issued at the mobile career centers.

To make the processing claims as efficient as possible, it is critical employers file a MASS LAYOFF LIST with TDLWD,  That list will enable the department to bypass usual investigations into claims and approve claims in the fastest possible time frame.  Employers can go online and file their mass layoff list electronically. 

Link to mass layoff list: http://www.tn.gov/workforce/article/disaster-unemployment-assistance

Members of the media are encouraged to shoot video of the Mobile American Job Centers at the Community Resource Center in Pigeon Forge. The TDLWD director of communications will be on-site and available for interviews.

 

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Labor & Workforce Development