The state's unemployment website is back online... In addition to a hacker hitting the site, the state spent time further testing their online services. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) says those tests are now complete and determined the system is operational and Jobs4TN.gov is ready to resume service. Outside of computer glitches and website changes, the Volunteer State is doing well and Rutherford County has a healthy job market.
According to the Department of Labor's website, Jobs4TN.gov, Rutherford County has an unemployment rate of 2.4% (not seasonally adjusted) and the county has 9,735 job candidates throughout the community. The Department of Labor also shows that Rutherford County has 6,684 current job openings.
Some of the larger employers with job opportunities include:
• HCS Healthcare: 203 Job Openings
• The TruGreen Companies, LLC: 122 Job Openings
• Ingram Content Group, Inc: 81 Job Openings
• MTSU: 78 Job Openings
The state highlighted industries by growth and forecasted jobs in “Information Services” the most likely to exceed a 6% annual growth rate in Tennessee between now and year 2028. Warehousing and storage employment is also expected to grow by close to 5% annually. Coming in at 3rd on the list for having the fastest growth potential are jobs in the courier industry, with a projected growth rate of 4.27% annually.
Fastest Growing Jobs (Statewide)
- Information Services… Annual Growth of 6.21%
- Warehousing and Storage… Annual Growth of 4.55%
- Couriers and Messengers… Annual Growth of 4.27%
- Computing Infrastructure, Data Processing, Web Hosting… Annual Growth of 3.96%
- Social Assistance… Annual Growth of 3.48%
- Publishing Industry … Annual Growth of 3.21%
- Museums / Historical Sites… Annual Growth of 2.93%
- Lessors of Non-Financial Intangible Assets… Annual Growth of 2.80%
- Performing Arts and also Sports Related… Annual Growth of 2.74%
- Scientific and Technical Services… Annual Growth of 2.71%
More Information on the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Website
The state’s vendor, Geographic Solutions, Inc. (GSI), completed the restoration of the state’s unemployment and workforce development computer system on Sunday, July 3. GSI experienced what it has called anomalous activity at its network operation centers on Sunday, June 26, 2022. The anomalous activity forced the company to take Jobs4TN.gov, and systems for approximately three dozen other states, offline.
Both the unemployment and workforce development functions of Jobs4TN.gov are once again operating.
- Individuals who need to file a new unemployment claim, or complete weekly certifications, should follow the instructions below.
FILE A NEW CLAIM
- You can file your claim now.
- Even though you could not apply between June 25 and July 2, that will still be the claim’s effective date if you meet eligibility requirements.
- Please complete the filing process by July 8, at 4:30 p.m. CDT, so staff can review your claim and set the correct effective date.
- After filing your claim and staff complete initial review, you'll receive an email w/instructions explaining when to start weekly certifications.
- Note, staff will need to review your application to determine the eligibility of your claim and it will take multiple weeks to complete.
COMPLETING WEEKLY CERTIFICATIONS
- If you were able to complete weekly certifications before the system outage, you can now restart that process.
- Because you couldn’t certify the week ending June 25, you now need to complete certifications for that week and week ending July 2.
- The system will prompt you to complete this process for both weeks.