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COVID-19 INFORMATION

Resources For Tennessee Job Seekers

To view the list of presenters and employment opportunities shared in the May 22 Virtual Resource Fair  Click Here.

Given your interest in the Virtual Resource Fair, there may be other DHS services to meet your family's immediate needs. Read on below for more detail.

In March and April, DHS launched two programs, which are still underway, for citizens impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic: Emergency Cash Assistance and the Essential Employee Child Care Assistance Program. We’d like to continue sharing this information with customers who may need this assistance and qualify. The Department will continue to publicly promote both programs as well.

The Emergency Cash Assistance program provides two monthly cash payments to families that were employed as of March 11, 2020 and have lost a job or lost at least 50% of their earned income due to the COVID-19 emergency.  This money is funded by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program and provides: $500 for a household of 1 to 2 persons; $750 for a household of 3 to 4 persons; $1000 for a household with 5 or more persons.

More information, including the application, can be found on our website by clicking the button below.

The Essential Employee Child Care Assistance Program is designed to help support essential workers so they can stay on the job during the COVID-19 emergency.  Through payment assistance and a network of temporary care locations, parents who work as essential employees can access child care at no cost, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Essential Employee Child Care Payment Assistance Program makes payments directly to the child care provider.  Families can access this benefit at child care programs who are licensed by the Department of Human Services or regulated by the Department of Education and are participating in the Child Care Certificate Program. 

More information, including the application, can be found on our website by clicking the link below.


Below is a list of helpful links for finding jobs in the state of Tennessee.

American Job Centers : The American Centers are resource centers that assist job seekers in exploring career options, finding training, search for jobs and other related informational resources. Click Here to get started.

Jobs4TN : Jobs4TN is a great place for both job seekers and employers to find information on current job opportunities, resume writing help, training opportunities, job candidates and related statistics and topics. Click Here to get started.

Tennessee Reconnect : Tennessee Reconnect is a program dedicated to assisting adults and non-traditional students attend community or technical college to complete a post secondary degree. Click Here to get started.

TN Talent Exchange

Job Search Help

Sometimes starting a job search can feel like a daunting task. Click Here for Help getting started. https://www.tn.gov/workforce/jobs-and-education/job-search1/find-local-american-job-center/job-search-skills.html

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