Veteran Services

The Tennessee Career Center is committed to giving priority service to veterans. 

Veterans Employment Services include:

  • Job search assistance
  • Job training opportunities
  • Free workshops
  • Assistance in creating resumes
  • Internet access
  • Telephone access
  • Unemployment information
  • Job referrals and follow up
  • Assessments
  • One on one career counseling
  • Developing of an individual employment plan
  • On-the-Job training


Job search and information on training services are available to all veterans at each Tennessee Career Center. 

Additional service may be available if you meet one or more of the following:  

  • A special disabled or disabled veteran; Special disabled and disabled veterans are those who are:
    • entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation: under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs; or,
    • were discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability;
  • Homeless, as defined in Section 103(a) of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act;
  • A recently-separated service member, (Within 3 years of End of Active Service) who at any point in the previous 12  months has been unemployed for 27 or more consecutive weeks;
  • An offender, who has been released from incarceration within the last 12 months;       
  • In need of a high school diploma or equivalent certificate;
  • Low-income as defined by the State;
  • Between the ages of 18—24              

Please call 423-252-5063 in Athens or 423-643-2323 in Chattanooga for more information.


Military Resources

Wellness Resources for the Military Community

Application for 10 Point Vet Preference

Career One-Stop for Military and Spouses

DD214 Requests from National Archives

G.I. Jobs Magazine

Goodwill Online Learning

GOV - Central Guide for Government Jobs

Military Handbooks

Military Onesource

Newslink to Newspapers Nationwide

Occupational Net Online

TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development Veteran's Guide

Transition Assistance

US Department of Labor - Veterans

US Department of Labor elaws

USA Jobs (Employment with Federal Government)

VA - National Center for PTSD

Veterans Administration

VA - Veterans Benefits Booklet

VetCentral Job Link

Employment Sites 

eCMATS - TN Department of Labor Website

Chattanooga Has Jobs

Chattanooga Times Free Press

TN Department of Human Resources


 revised 10-24-14