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COVID-19 Employment Resources

COVID-19 Employment Resources for Nashville & Middle TN Workers

For union members experiencing job loss or economic challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, the following resources are available in addition to the job listings on this page. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis.


  • You may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Apply online at More information about unemployment questions related to the COVID-19 crisis can be found on the TN Dept. of Labor’s website.
  • Mayor John Cooper has established a COVID-19 Response Fund for Nashville. Currently, this fund is collecting donations in partnership with the United Way to be distributed to local community organizations. Check the fund’s websitefor continual updates on accessing resources made available through the fund.
  • For questions regarding workplace safety, organizing related to COVID-19, and additional resources, visit the AFL-CIO’s COVID-19 Pandemic Resources Page. This page contains everything from basic information about the pandemic to specific organizing resources by union and by sector to ensure worker safety and public health.
  • The Tennessee Department of Health offers a Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line at 877.857.2945. The information line is available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For additional resources and assistance, call United Way’s 24-hour helpline at 211.

Music City Construction Careers (MC3) Apprenticeship Readiness Program

MC3 is a joint initiative of the Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee and Middle Tennessee’s Building Trades Unions to recruit candidates for a 120-hour, intensive Apprenticeship Readiness Program that prepares people of all backgrounds for careers in the skilled construction trades. Students learn about safety, the industry & its tools, blueprint reading, construction math, rights on the job & much more. Our next cohort begins June 22, 2020. Contact or call (615) 212-8546 for more information and information about applying. You can also more at or on our Facebook page.

911 Dispatcher, Department of Emergency Communications

Job Description: At the Department of Emergency Communications (DEC), which serves Nashville and Davidson County, every shift offers an opportunity to make a difference, even a chance to save a life. The mission of the DEC is to serve as the vital link between citizens and the emergency responders of Nashville and Davidson County by providing emergency and non-emergency services in a prompt, courteous, and efficient manner. The DEC's dedicated employees are typically the initial emergency contact in Metro Nashville, providing life-saving assistance over the phone while dispatching EMS, Fire or Police first responders to an emergency. The DEC provides this public service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

Visit the Emergency Communications Center Recruitment website to learn more and apply online.

This position also requires a high level of responsibility, flexibility, attention to detail, ability to work under pressure, and maintain privacy and confidentiality. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits for you and your family, and opportunity for advancement.


  • $40,542.65 annual salary after 6 (six) months (Emergency Telecom Officer 2)
  • $44,212.28 annual salary after a 1 (one) year as an Emergency Telecom Officer 2 to (Emergency Telecom Officer 3)


  • 10 vacation days per year (increasing after 5 years of service)
  • 3 personal days per year
  • 1 sick day per month
  • 11 paid holidays per year 
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Service Pension
  • Medical Disability

Retail, Client Solutions, Network Technician positions with AT&T

Various retail, client solutions, and network technician positions available throughout the middle Tennessee area. Check for most up-to-date listings and to apply. Pay depends on position and level of experience.

Sheet Metal Union Local 177 Apprenticeship Program

Applicants must pick up and sign for applications. You can pick your application at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall, 4709 Alabama Ave, Nashville, TN. For more information, go to

Union Stagehand Employment

Job Description: IATSE Local 46 is looking for able bodies to work various jobs and venues. Come by our office in Donelson to fill out an application. Good Wages, Benefits, and Pension are included with all work. 

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 46

211 Donelson Pike, Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37214, 615-885-1058

Clerks, Carriers, and Mail Handlers with USPS 

Job Description: Clerks, carriers, and mail handlers needed. Hourly rates range from $17-19 per hour. Go to and search your location for an up to date list. 

Union Construction and Demolition 

Job Description: LiUNA Local 386 is seeking candidates in Nashville TN for Construction & Demolition

Work Immediately!

  • Opportunity to earn $18.47/hr
  • 6-10 hour shifts weekly
  • 2 shifts available

Requirements of candidates:

  • Provide 2 forms of valid I.D.
  • Pass a drug screening
  • Perform hard labor, continuously lift 60-80 lbs.
  • Clean shaved to fit breathing respirator fit test.

Contact us @ Laborers Local 386, 115 Harris St, Madison, TN 37115

Recruitment # 615-398-0666 /

Union Painting, Glazing, and Drywall Finishing (Industrial and Commercial) 

Various Contractors

Job Description: Local and out of town union contractors are currently taking applications for all crafts in our trade, industrial hydro cleaning, industrial and commercial painting, industrial and commercial glazing, drywall finishers, and hand and ames tool finishers. Pay variable from $21.05 to $27 based on experience, skill set, and craft. Benefits include insurance (no cost to you) and pension.

If you have questions, please contact Bill Rainey, 615-509-4931.

School Bus Driver with Metro Nashville Public Schools

Link to application page: 

Job Description: Transports children safely to and from school; fosters and maintains a safe environment; drives route accurately and efficiently; observes and obeys all traffic rules and regulations; follows and obeys all policies and procedures established by the Board of Education to ensure efficient transportation and delivery operations. Follows assigned safety rules; inspects bus for safety items before each morning and afternoon run by following a checklist.

Qualifications: Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED, be a minimum of 25 years of age, have a valid Tennessee Driver's License; successful completion of MNPS bus driver training class; able to obtain CDL with P and S endorsement after training.

If you have questions, please contact Ron Franklin, 615-456-6505 or

Union Electricians

Various Contractors

Link to application page:

Job Description: Various union contractors hiring for many different area jobs. See website for specific jobs, requirements, and additional info, or call 615-889-4429.

Driver, Mechanic, and Operations Positions with Nashville MTA

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Position: Bus Operator Full-Time 

Description: Davidson Transit Organization is looking for courteous, outgoing, customer-focused individuals to join our team. Qualifications include a high school diploma or GED, age 21 or older, an excellent driving record, and a strong work history. Must have passed the written portion of the Commercial Driver's Permit test (Class B with P endorsement) prior to being interviewed, and be able to pass a DOT physical. Salary Range: $30,000 to $40,000 average annual salary. DTO is an EOE.

Position: General Helper

Description: Under the direction of the Cleaning Supervisor, as the General Helper, you will be responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of the vehicles and/or the facility. The ideal candidate must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License with a passenger endorsement and be able to operate all company vehicles. Report to work daily at assigned times, clean assigned facility, upkeep of all assigned property and follow company safety rules. The principal duties are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job, and must be performed unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. Other responsibilities are those functions which are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of the job. This job description does not imply that the above are the only duties assigned to the position. Employees may be required to perform any other job related duties as requested by management. DTO is an EOE.

Position: Mechanic 

Description: Immediate opening for an experienced diesel mechanic to repair and maintain a variety of vehicles such as buses, access ride vans, forklifts, wreckers and automobiles. Candidate should own a complete set of tools and be able to operate any equipment normally used in the repair of vehicles. This position requires a great deal of physical exertion, including work performed during periods of extreme weather conditions and flexibility with work hours. DTO is an EOE.

Position: Operations Supervisor

Description: WeGo seeks strong team leader with logistics or transit experience. Will be responsible for the day-to-day monitoring of vehicles in passenger service to ensure highest quality and reliability of the services for our customers, and adherence to schedules and established safety standards and procedures through appropriate supervision. Also responsible for directly supervising a team of operators. Recommended Preparation for Employment: Completion of high school or possession of a GED certificate; Must possess a valid Commercial Drivers License, either prior to assuming this position or within a timeframe set forth by management. Supervisory experience is desired. Bus operator experience helpful. Must acquire knowledge of all bus routes, fare structures, safety procedures, standard operating procedures and labor contract within timeframe set by Operations Management. Position reports to Operations Manager. DTO is an EOE.

Position: Part-Time Paratransit Van Operator

Description: WeGo Public Transit seeks part-time drivers with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) B License with Passenger Endorsement to safely transport WeGo Access passengers for our door-to-door paratransit service. Reliability, great attitude and a passion for working with people who couldn't get there without you and an interest in working no more than 25 hours per week. WeGo doesn't just hire people, we prepare people. DTO is an EOE.

Retail Sales Clerk, Kroger Supermarkets

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Job Description: Our primary focus is to create an outstanding customer experience through exceptional service. We are looking for friendly, fun people who love food and want to share that passion with our customers. Our associates work in different departments in our stores, but share a common goal of welcoming and serving customers with excellence so they want to shop with us again and again. That means greeting them with a smile, a genuine "Hi" and offering to assist.

As a part of our team, you could:

  • Prepare gourmet dishes, make artisan sandwiches and serve local and imported cheeses
  • Bake fresh breads and cookies, decorate cakes and serve personalized coffees
  • Build attractive displays and stock shelves
  • Create artistic floral arrangements
  • Cut and serve the highest quality meats and seafood
  • Assist customers at checkout and bag groceries
  • Contribute in many other areas to provide extraordinary service to our customers

We are now accepting applications for all positions including cashier, bagger, grocery clerk, produce clerk, meat clerk, deli clerk and bakery clerk.

We are always looking for smiling, energetic, friendly and fun people. We offer our associates much more than just a paycheck. In addition to medical and retirement plans, we offer paid vacation, life insurance, tuition assistance and college scholarships. Associates also enjoy flexible schedules, and many associates who begin in part-time jobs choose to grow with us into long-term careers. If you are interested in becoming a valued member of our team, apply now. We look forward to getting to know you!

We are an equal opportunity employer. Each candidate is subject to a drug screen and background check prior to employment.

  • Education Level: None
  • Required Certifications/Licenses: None
  • Position Type: Part-Time 
  • Shift(s): Day; Evening; Overnight

Various Driver, Admin, and Dockworker Positions with UPS

The United Parcel Service is hiring various driver, admin, and dockworker positions in the Middle Tennessee area. Find and apply for the current opportunities at