tennessee department of labor and workforce development


Tennessee officials are using a federal grant to provide cleanup work to people who lost their jobs after deadly wildfires.

The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development and Walters State Community College have begun distributing the $5.8 million for jobs addressing wildfire destruction around Gatlinburg.

The grant makes $2 million immediately available in Sevier County, with $3.8 million available incrementally this year if additional funding is justified.


Tennessee unemployment rates are showing a better outlook than previous months.  

The new figures come from the Tennessee Department of Labor.  


The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is holding a series of seminars across the state to explain the Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 2013.   The bill removes injured workers' claims from state trial courts and instead creates a special panel appointed by the governor to hear claims and appeals.