Serving job seekers and employers in Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, McMinn, Marion, Meigs, Polk, Rhea and Sequatchie counties.

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To complete an online Unemployment Insurance claim at the American Job Center in Athens please bring the following information: 

  • Must have been separated for lack of work or reduction in force
  • Worked only in Tennessee for the last 18 months
  • Has a separation notice or letter from employer stating lack of work as reason for layoff
  • Two forms of ID- driver's license or state photo ID card and second form of identification such as birth certificate or utility bill in your name
  • Social Security Number
  • Address and telephone number
  • Separating employer's name, address and telephone number
  • Last day worked and places of employment for the last 18 months 

Submit a claim by visiting

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Phone: (423) 745-2028 | Toll Free: (866) 960-7985

WIOA Fax: (423) 745-0749 | D.O.L. Fax: (423) 745-0938 

410 North Congress Parkway | Athens, TN 37303

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