Employment

Help with the challenge of finding part-time or full-time employment at an older age.

American Job Center (CAC): 594-5500

2700 Middlebrook Pike, Suite 100, 37921
Assessment of aptitudes, skills, and interests; job search and interview workshops; job referrals; unemployment benefits information, and referrals to community services. Open to the public. Hours: Mon. – Thurs., 8 am to 5:30 pm; Fri., 8 am to 4:30 pm. Closed weekends. Free.  | Website »

Goodwill Industries: 588-8567

5307 Kingston Pike, 37919
Comprehensive rehabilitation agency provides employment, training, rehabilitation services and job opportunities for people with barriers to employment. | Website »

Knox County CAC Transit: 524-0319

2247 Western Avenue, 37921 (street)
P.O. Box 51650, 37950-1650 (mailing)
Provides demand-response public transportation to Knox County residents who cannot use KAT or KAT LIFT throughout all of Knox County. Service is wheelchair accessible, door-to-door, and available Monday through Saturday. Fare is $2 each way. Trips must be scheduled by at least 11 am the day before the service is needed. Office hours are 8 am – 4:45 pm, Monday through Friday. | Website »

Rehabilitation Services: 594-6060

TN Dept. of Human Services
520 West Summit Hill Dr., Suite 301, 37902
Services are for people with physical, emotional, and mental disabilities, to help them find or return to work. Offers job screening, referral, and placement services for adults with disabilities. TTY users should use Tennessee Relay Center.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (CAC): 524-2786

Office on Aging
2247 Western Avenue, 37921 (street)
P.O. Box 51650, 37950-1650 (mailing)
SCSEP offers training and part-time community service employment for limited-income persons 55 or older. | Website »

Senior Employment Service (CAC): 524-2786

Office on Aging
2247 Western Avenue, 37921 (street)
P.O. Box 51650, Knoxville TN 37950-1650 (mailing)
Provides assistance to seniors seeking employment, including resume and cover letter writing, job referrals, basic tablet classes, and job fairs. | Website »

Ticket to Work: 1-866-968-7842

TTY (for deaf only): 1-866-833-2967

Social Security Administration
8530 Kingston Pike, 37919
Supports career development for people 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI/SSI). Through this free and voluntary program, eligible participants may receive support services they need to find and maintain employment so that they may move forward toward financial independence through work. | Website »