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Job Service

The Tennessee Job Service is your Job Service. We are here to help you find qualified job applicants and save you both time and money. As an employer, a portion of the tax dollars you pay every quarter under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) goes toward administering Job Service. It only makes sense to make our services work for you.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has the largest computer-based job applicant pools in the state. Job seekers listed with the agency have a variety of educational backgrounds and work experience. Some are recent high school graduates looking for their first jobs, while others are experienced professionals holding advanced degrees.

Annually, we fill approximately 33,000 job openings. A breakdown of the job listing shows a broad range of openings, including professional and technical occupations. Over 95,000 job openings were received during the last reporting period. Of these there were 17,000 professional, technical, managerial, and clerical occupations. Approximately 201,000 individuals entered employment following services provided by Job Service staff.

Experienced interviewers use the latest technology to help bring employers and job applicants together, and we customize the services to meet the employer's needs. For example, mass recruitment can be designed to aid individual employers in filling a large number of vacancies. Our services are especially important to the small employer because our systems provide broad recruitment opportunities and save valuable staff time. To meet your employment needs quickly and efficiently, consider the following services:

  • Job Listing by Web - Simply access the TN Employer site, Register, and Submit job openings via the Web at
  • Job Listing by Phone - You simply call in the description of jobs you need filled. We'll help you prepare your descriptions, if necessary, to enable us to send precisely the candidates you need.
  • Job Listing by Fax - Print the Job Order Fax Transmittal form and fax it to the TDLWD Career Center or office nearest the job location.
  • Pre-screening Applicants - We analyze job applicants, pre-screen them for you, based on your minimum requirements, and refer qualified candidates to you.
  • On-Site Screening - We will set up on-site to take applications and perform testing for large plant openings or expansions.
  • Office Space - In some cases, we can let you use our offices to allow you privacy for interviewing prospective employees.
  • Co-advertising - You can use your name in your recruitment advertising and arrange for job applicants to report to our office to fill out application forms and undergo pre-screening interviews and possible testing (this should be coordinated with the specific TN Career Center prior to advertising).
  • Referral to Training - Some employers work with us to plan for their future employment needs. We refer some job applicants for specific training through the workforce development programs. These programs provide training to build a stronger workforce.

Listing a job opening with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development is easy. Simply contact your closest affiliate site or career center with the following information:

  • The name of a contact person and telephone number for the personnel director or person conducting the interview
  • A job title
  • Educational requirements
  • Minimum years of experience required
  • List of duties
  • Days and hours (e.g., Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and explain whether the job is permanent or temporary
  • The salary range and information on whether an employee is paid weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly
  • The number of referrals you wish to have
  • Interviewing instructions; for example, by appointment only or during specific time periods

The process is easy with these three steps:

  • Submit by Web, call or fax your complete job description.
  • We identify and interview qualified applicants and set up an appointment with you.
  • The applicant will bring an identification/referral letter or card to the appointment. After you interview the applicant, we ask you to complete the referral letter/card and drop it in the mail or fax to us. This letter/card allows us to know how to serve you even better in the future.

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