KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Looking for work as the coronavirus pandemic affects the economy? The Business Buzz wants to help. We’re sharing here what we’ve learned about who is hiring and other job search aids available from government agencies.

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Blackberry Farm, Blackberry Mountain

Blackberry Farm and Blackberry Mountain are hiring for several positions in the region.

More information on the new job postings can be viewed on their website.

Denso: Search for job openings at Denso, North America

Denso Careers is offering a tool to search for potential jobs.


Talbots Contact Center in West Knoxville is hiring!

Talbots is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of women’s clothing, shoes and fashion accessories. With our Work From Home (must reside locally) capability and its national support, it is actively hiring full-time and part-time sales and service specialists.

Talbots Contact Center is also taking important measures to ensure the health and safety of our employees is No. 1, the company said.

To apply, contact recruiter Robyn Sisk at or call 865-773-9423.

Talbots Contact Center offers you job stability, competitive pay, Health Benefits, a 401K option plan, PTO, 50% company discount, an enjoyable work environment or the opportunity to work from home.

The Talbots Contact Center is located on Northshore Drive at Pellissippi Parkway.

Qualtiy Private Duty Care

Quality Private Duty Care is hiring licensed and non licensed employees. Nurses, CNA’s, Homemakers. For more information, email Lee Armstrong,

Quality Private Duty Care is a privately/locally owned company based in Jamestown. Jobs are available in Knox, Blount, Anderson, Campbell, Roane, Fentress, Morgan, and Scott counties. It provides one-on-one in-home care.


AbilisHealth is a local privately-owned provider of home health and skilled private duty services covering 61 counties in Tennessee. It hiring RN, LPN and CNA positions. These positions offer the flexibility of varying shifts and locations along with competitive pay.

Total Polish Solutions

These are permanent positions that will not leave when the coronavirus does.

Total Polish Solutions of Knoxville is a concrete polisher with immediate openings for permanent positions.

Among the requirements: Valid Tennessee driver’s license, a high school diploma, can work nights, weekends and/or holidays and be able to lift 70 pounds.

When traveling, the company pays a daily per diem, transportation and lodging costs. It also reimburses for work boots.

The company is hiring polishers and repair personnel.

Polishers need not have any experience and are fully trained.

Repair personnel need basic mechanical skills such as checking oil, tires, vehicle inspections, small machine repairs. Other requirements are the ability to organize and basic Microsoft Office skills.

For more information, call 865-633-5051 ext. 50 and leave a contact number.

Kelly Services

Kelly Services is hiring for positions throughout East Tennessee, including Knoxville, Morristown, Surgoinsville, Jefferson City, Johnson City, Piney Flats, Kingsport, Bristol, and Greeneville.

Kelly Services has janitorial, warehouse, industrial, and customer service positions available.

Our opportunities are for entry-level to experienced professionals. You can get more information and apply at its website.

Tennessee Department of Correction

The Tennessee Department of Correction is hiring, including at its facility in Morgan County.

“At TDOC we have immediate open positions that are recession-proof and essential to the community!” a spokesman said in an email. “We want to make sure people are aware, that even in this time of loss of livelihood and uncertainty, there is a career waiting for them in their area, at the Morgan County Correctional Complex in Wartburg, TN.”

Starting salary can be $32,500 for the first year and there are many career advancement opportunities. including as training instructors, counselors, investigators, wardens, communications, search and rescue.

More information on jobs at the Tennessee Department of Correction.


Amazon announced Monday it’s looking to hire more workers in an effort to keep up with the high demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

Another 75,000 full-time and part-time jobs need to be filled, according to Amazon, even after the company already added 100,000 workers last month.

Positions that need to be filled include warehouse, shopper, and delivery jobs across the United States.

Amazon also said temporary jobs are available for those whose hours have been cut amid the pandemic.

“We know many people have been economically impacted as jobs in areas like hospitality, restaurants, and travel are lost or furloughed as part of this crisis and we welcome anyone out of work to join us at Amazon until things return to normal and their past employer is able to bring them back,” Amazon said in a statement.

To learn more about open positions and apply, visit

Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care is in need of caregivers for its Knoxville branch. Caregivers are an essential service for our senior community, especially during this time of crisis, the company said. It is looking to hire people who are dedicated, caring, and committed to treating our seniors with respect and dignity. Anyone interested in learning more about positions open can apply at


Sitel Group, one of the largest customer experience management companies in the world, announced it will begin hiring more than 250 associates immediately to support client growth. Interested applicants should visit and enter the keyword “Knoxville” to begin the application process.

Landscape Workshop

Landscape Workshop is seeking 15 people in Knoxville. The job of crew member requires you to be at least 19 years old, the ability to work full time, ability to perform physically demanding work outdoors, a professional appearance, communication skills, and ability to pass a background check. No experience is necessary. You can apply online at:

Caregiver Inc.

Caregiver Inc. is hiring. Caregiver is a leading provider of long-term care services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Caregiver has openings for direct support professionals. Experience is not required. In Tennessee, Caregiver operates as Omni Support Services of Tennessee or Personal Care Choices in Chattanooga, Columbia, Greeneville, Jackson, Knoxville, Maryville, Memphis and Nashville.

U.S. Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring. Although operations are temporarily suspended, the bureau is still taking applications and will need even more workers to get the 2020 census done on time. You can apply here.


Bojangle’s is hiring across its company, including in East Tennessee. You can search their positions by store at the Bojangle’s careers website.


The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for Special Agents who can bring unique skill sets from a broad range of backgrounds and career fields. Details.


Instacart plans to hire hundreds of thousands of more workers as demand surges for grocery deliveries as millions of people stay hope to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

The on-demand grocery startup said it plans to hire 300,000 full-service shoppers, who are treated as independent contractors. To apply, visit

PepsiCo Beverages

PepsiCo Beverages North America South Division is looking to hire temporary staff immediately in the Knoxville area.

Interested candidates should go to to learn more on how to apply. The company emphasized it is committed to a swift hiring process for the selected candidates.

Papa John’s

Papa John’s is also looking for new hires to meet the increased demand brought on by the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The pizza chain is hiring up to 20,000 workers “immediately,” the Lousiville, Kentucky-based company announced Monday.


7-Eleven is hiring over 20,000 new store employees throughout the country to meet the increase in demand for its products and services during the Coronavirus pandemic.


CVS announced Monday, March 23, it plans to immediately fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary positions across the country. Positions will include store associates, home delivery drivers, distribution center employees and member/customer service professionals.

The company says they will use a technology-enabled hiring process — virtual job fairs, virtual interviews and virtual job tryouts. For more information, you can visit CVS’ COVID-19 resource center.

Dollar General

Dollar General plans to nearly double its normal hiring rate and add up to 50,000 employees by the end of April.

Candidates can learn more about a variety of opportunities across the Dollar General network and apply for available openings here. Dollar General currently anticipates the majority of these roles to be temporary but says long-term career growth opportunities will be available to some new employees.

Shrine Services

Shrine Services, a division of Etsell, Inc. is a telemarketing firm with a facility on Fox Road in West Knoxville that is looking to fill up to 30 positions.

 “We are currently hiring and have 25-30 positions open. We call on behalf of nonprofit organizations. We work from 9 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday. No weekends. Interviewing daily during work hours. Walk-ins welcome,” according to an email from a company representative. Job application information is on this page on its website.


Publix is seeking to hire thousands of associates by the end of March to fill positions in its stores and distribution centers. Various positions are available at stores throughout the company’s seven-state operating area. The company encourages submissions from people in service, manufacturing, warehousing and other industries who have recently found themselves unexpectedly without work. Interested individuals should fill out an online application at

Hillcrest Healthcare

Hillcrest Healthcare is seeking caring, dedicated employees for its Beverly Park Place, West Hills and Island Home facilities. Positions available include dining support, housekeeping support, certified nursing assistants, and nurses with the possibility of transfer to full-time employment. Apply at


Staffmark is hiring in Knox and surrounding counties. Positions with immediate start dates range from sanitation to warehouse workers and packaging. You can apply online or call 865-693-4047 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals has approximately 50-plus jobs available to individuals who qualify. Individuals who are looking for employment can call the Clinton office at 865-498-0098.


Tranzonic, a manufacturer and distributor of cleaning, maintenance, absorbents and personal protection products, is seeking production, distribution and warehousing team members at its West Knoxville facility.

Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals has approximately 50+ jobs available. For more information, call its Clinton office at 865-498-0098.

Smoky Mountain Children’s Home

Smoky Mountain Children’s Home is a faith-based residential group home facility for at-risk youth located in Sevierville. The facility is looking for full-time youth care workers; these are salaried positions that come with a full benefits package. Part-time youth care workers and night staff are also being hired as hourly positions.

Resumes can be sent to

Ingles Markets

Ingles Markets is hiring additional workers for short-term and long-term positions in its six-state market regions, which includes Knoxville. After previously saying they would hire 2,500 workers, Ingles said on April 2 that it would hire 5,000.

Jobs are open immediately and you can apply at or visit your closest Ingles on Tuesdays and Thursdays for “on the spot” interviews.

Ingles is headquartered in Asheville, N.C., and has 200 stores.


Lowe’s has said it is hiring 30,000 positions nationwide that will be a mix of full-time, part-time, overnight and seasonal roles. The jobs are available for displaced workers and those who are seeking short-term opportunities. The home improvement retailer is also offering special one-time bonuses of $300 for full-time workers and $150 for part-time workers. See its job openings.

Blount Memorial Hospital

Blount Memorial Hospital has immediate job openings, many of which do not require licensure or experience in health care. A full list of available positions is available on the “Employment” page at

“At a time when other businesses and industries are being forced to downsize personnel, Blount Memorial is ramping up,” executive director of human resources Chris Wilkes said in a news release. “We have immediate needs to fill in certain areas, such as certified nursing assistants (CNAs) at our Transitional Care Center at MorningView Village, as well as in our food and nutrition department.”


The pizza food chain is looking to hire 10,000 workers nationwide to meet the increasing demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. With people staying home, that means a higher demand for food delivery and takeout. The chain needs to fill positions in stores and factories, including chefs, customer service representatives and managers.

Apply online at Domino’s careers here.

Food City

Food City plans to hire 2,500 additional workers, the company said in a news release.

Food City store locations currently have both full-time and part-time opportunities available in key customer service and food service positions throughout its entire market area. This includes Cashiers, Courtesy Clerks, Day/Night Stockers, as well as experienced/skilled positions, such as Meat Cutters, Cake Decorators, retail management.

Apply online at or visit any Food City location to complete an employment application.


Melaleuca is hiring 100+ employees at its manufacturing and distribution facilities in southeast Knoxville to meet the increased demand of online orders that it’s experienced since the outbreak of COVID-19, the company said in a news release.

Melalecua sells a variety of nutritional, personal care and home cleaning products over the internet. Customers have been ordering these products in record numbers, particularly our proprietary hand sanitzer, disinfectants and vitamins.

It has 400 employees and 380,000-square-feet in manufacturing/distribution facilities in the Forks of the River Industrial Park. People can apply at


Kroger has immediate positions available in our stores. Candidates may apply via

“We have positions available in most all our stores,” said Melissa Eads, corporate affairs manager for the Kroger Nashville division, which includes stores in Knoxville and East Tennesse. “We are expediting the hiring process in order to get people to work quickly.”

Full and part-time positions are available and starting pay varies by job.


Apparel and home décor retailer Gordmans is now hiring at for a new store in Elizabethton and Oneida which will open in June.

Gordmans is part of the Stage community of stores. Stage is converting many of its Goody’s, Peebles and other department store nameplates to Gordmans in 2020, an off-price retailer offering popular name brand apparel, on-trend home décor and other merchandise for the entire family at prices that are lower than department stores.


Walmart announced Thursday that it will be giving cash bonuses to hourly workers and hire and additional 150,000 people. In a press release, the retail giant said the bonus will be $300 for full-time hourly workers and $150 for part-time hourly workers. Workers employed as of March 1 will qualify and receive the bonus on April 2.

Walmart will also be hiring 150,000 additional employees through the end of May in its stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers. Walmart says the positions will be temporary at first, but many will convert to permanent roles over time.

Walmart said Friday, April 17, it plans to hire another 50,000 workers to meet surging demand for essentials after reaching its goal to add 150,000 new workers six weeks ahead of schedule. The nation’s largest private employer announced its hiring plans in mid-March and expected to complete the hiring at the end of May.

Emory Valley Center

Emory Valley Center announced Saturday they are hiring people to support members of the community with disabilities.

Although experience creates opportunities for higher-paying positions, entry-level roles are available and paid training is provided. Full and part-time. $10-15 per hour. 

The minimum age to apply is 18. Must have a valid TN driver license and acceptable driving record. You must pass a criminal background check and drug screen. 

If interested, you can visit the career page at

Collision Center Inc.

The automotive repair shop is looking to hire a body technician at their Knoxville shop at 10439 Lexington Drive. Call Darian at 865-288-7919

Native Design & Hardscape

The Louisville-based landscaping company is looking to fill 12 landscaping and maintenance positions to mow grass and fulfill irrigation maintenance. Call Daniel at 865-803-1126.

Resource Manufacturing

The employment agency is looking to fill 60 positions, primarily at their Forks of the River warehouse on Middlebrook Pike. Call recruiter David at 865-253-5464. Click here for more information.

Mountain Brook Village

The Sevierville assisted living facility is looking for a CNA for night shift and a floater for night shift during breaks. Call Abigail at 865-428-2445.

Sertoma Center

The non-profit special education organization is looking for caregivers to work with people with intellectual disabilities. Call 865-524-5555.

Valley Apparel LLC

An East Tennessee clothing company is looking to fill several positions at their Knoxville factory. Call 865-577-2923

Fort Sanders Medical Center

The hospital is holding a job fair Tuesday, March 24 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Gouffon Moving & Storage

The Knoxville-based moving company is hiring drivers and movers. Call 865-584-8545.

Rural King

The farm-supply store is looking to hire a full-time Tool & Hardware Department Specialist and part-time jobs for cashiers and loaders and temporary positions for cashiers and loaders. Visit for more information.

Integral Senior Living

Communities in Knoxville and are in need of caregivers in addition to people who can provide childcare for workers. Call Ellen at 615-438-3044.


Swing shifts open right now start out at $12.50/hour. or FB page or call 423-745-0081.

Express Employment Professionals

40 jobs in Anderson County staffing for 3 different companies. No experience necessary, just need to be 18-years-old. To apply call 865-498-0098

Village Behavioral Health

The behavioral residential health facility for teenagers in Louisville is looking to hire technicians. Qualifications: High School Diploma. Multiple shifts are available. Call 865-738-9624 to apply.

Red Stag Fulfillment

Red Stag Fulfillment is hiring workers for their fulfillment center located in East Knox County. They have immediate openings. Here is the link to their careers page:

Total Polish Solutions

Total Polish is a concrete polisher company. Polishers need not have any experience and are fully trained. According to the release… requirements include a valid Tennessee driver’s license, a high school diploma, can work nights, weekends and/or holidays and be able to lift 70 pounds.

The Veterans Administration’s Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

The Veterans Administration’s Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is hiring health care workers to staff its hospitals and clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a news release, the system is offering both temporary and permanent assignments. It is also recruiting recent retirees with experience in high-need areas. In addition, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is seeking nurse practitioners and registered nurses for 120-day appointments with the Travel Nurse Corps. That’s a VA-operated internal pool of nurses available for temporary short-term assignments throughout the country. The Tennessee Valley Healthcare system includes hospitals in Nashville and Murfreesboro as well as more than a dozen community-based outpatient clinics in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Here is a link to the TN Valley Healthcare System website with more details:

Knoxville Chamber Resources

The Knoxville Chamber is also maintaining a list of companies that are hiring.

State Resources

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has new resources available for employers and employees impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.

The Department updated its to put information and resources in a convenient form, according to a news release.

The website now has separate sections for employers, employees, frequently asked questions, and for information about any changes at American Job Centers statewide.

Employers will find information explaining how to complete mass layoff lists. These lists help the department process unemployment claims faster, making the entire process more efficient for both the company and its workers.

Employees have the opportunity to learn more about the unemployment benefits process. They will also find answers to many of the questions they may have as they deal with the impact COVID-19 is having on their source of income.

Individuals out of work due to COVID-19 can file for Tennessee unemployment insurance benefits by visiting The maximum weekly unemployment benefit in Tennessee is $275 before federal taxes are deducted.

The COVID-19 emergency has created a tremendous amount of new unemployment claims. The Department is processing those claims as quickly as possible. Impacted workers can check the status of their claims on their dashboard.

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