Filing for Unemployment

Local Libraries Opening for Access to File for Unemployment

Sevier County citizens who have been laid off due to the coronavirus, COVID-19, can file for unemployment. The easiest way to file is to access www.jobs4TN.gov from home by using a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Those who are self-employed and/or contract (1099) workers are not eligible at this time to file for these unemployment benefits. However, this may change due to a declaration of disaster by the President.

To help navigate the process, three (3) local libraries – Anna Porter Library in Gatlinburg, the King Family Library in Sevierville and the Pigeon Forge Library – will be opened to provide access to computers to complete unemployment applications. The libraries will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, starting Wednesday, March 25. The unemployment process will take a minimum of 30 minutes. The libraries will not be open to the general public – they will only be open to file for unemployment, unless they are providing curbside service.

The opening of the libraries is to help filers with the unemployment process. There will not be unemployment experts on site.

Please only come to the centers if you do not have access to the internet.

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Library Locations

Anna Porter Library in Gatlinburg
158 Proffitt Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays

King Family Library in Sevierville
408 High Street
Sevierville, TN 37862
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays

Pigeon Forge Public Library
2449 Library Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays

Items You Must Have to File for Unemployment Claims:

  • Social Security Number
  • Drivers License or State Identification Card
  • Complete Mailing Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Names and Addresses of all previous employers for the last 18 months
  • Banking Information (Bank Routing Number & Account Number)

Items You Must Have to File for Unemployment Claims:

  • Social Security Number
  • Drivers License or State Identification Card
  • Complete Mailing Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Names and Addresses of all previous employers for the last 18 months
  • Banking Information (Bank Routing Number & Account Number)