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We know Nashville will prevail and will rebuild our historic Second Avenue North and the many properties that have been damaged. Our hearts go out to all of the residents and business owners affected, particularly small businesses that have been severely impacted by the pandemic.

Historic Downtown Recovery Resources for Affected Businesses and Employees



Jobs4TN – anyone seeking employment or training resources should be registered for Jobs4TN. This is the portal for Unemployment Insurance, job search resources, training resources and more. Short-term credentials like Google IT Certification and others are offered on Coursera and covered by WIOA for those who qualify.

Tennessee Talent Exchange – powered by Jobs4TN, this resource helps people connect to jobs in skills-adjacent industries. Pathways like hospitality, retail and logistics share some of the same core competencies, and with a small amount of upskilling or reskilling, people can move into these other industries and open positions. People must register for Jobs4TN to register for this.

Goodwill Career Solutions – Goodwill’s Career Solutions Center at 937 Herman St. in Nashville provides free in-person training programs and career services, including referrals and placement assistance with numerous employers who are hiring. Many services are also available virtually or by phone. The center also regularly holds in-person and virtual job fairs. Training program subjects range from resume-writing and job readiness to basic computer, construction, forklift, custodial, call center and IT support. More details can be found at www.giveit2goodwill.org or by calling 615-742-4151.

Urban League of Middle TN – 
Tech Connect offering IT certification tracks through Coursera and a partnership with Jobs4TN.

The Nashville Talent Hub, housed at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, provides free navigation services for people who want to upskill or reskill through Nashville Reconnect. Anyone interested in talking about how to get connected to training and education programs can complete this intake form and they will be connected to a Navigator in their area. Navigators can also connect people to resources and wraparound services to help them complete training programs (including WIOA, SNAP, SNAP E&T, TANF, Reconnect).

Metro Action Commission Opportunity Youth Re-Engagement Hubs – created for people ages 16-24, offering resources related to employability, education, training and supportive services. Interested people can text Engage2020 to 615-484-848 and someone will be in touch. Hubs are located at Martha O’Bryan and Monroe Harding.

Monroe Harding

Martha O’Bryan Center


Business Mangers/Owners – Chris Wilson, Leah Whitt and Mark Gorman are project managers with the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. They can assist business managers and/or owners to register for Employer Filed Partial Claims. Employer Filed Partial Claims are claims in which the employer submits information to create a claim for the employee through a file, and in doing so approves the separation. At that point, the employee is in the system and must certify each week they are unemployed or partially unemployed making less than their weekly benefit amount. The other option they can assist with is Mass Lay-Off lists that allow for approval through the system when an employee files on their own. To begin the process or get additional information, contact Chris, Leah or Mark:

Chris Wilson

Leah Whitt

Mark Gorman

With their assistance the process should be quicker and smoother in most circumstances. Each employee’s claim can have different variables that can create issues to work through, but for the most part, these processes will make it much easier on everyone involved.

Individuals – For individuals needing to file for Unemployment Benefits, the most efficient way to file an unemployment claim is to go to 
Jobs4TN.gov. Once registered, the status of benefits claim can be found on the individual’s dashboard at Jobs4TN.gov.


Indeed - Immediate Job Openings

Visit Indeed.com for a list of employers who are hiring immediately in the Nashville area.

AHI Corporate Housing

Possible job opportunities setting up apartments for corporate housing company. Temporary or permanent position available in Chattanooga, Tenn. Contact Holly Taft at hftaft@ahicorpratehousing.com or 423-200-4324 for more information.


A variety of jobs are available in the Nashville area. For more information, visit amazon.com/nashvillejobs.

Best Western Franklin

Housekeeping positions available. For more information, contact kbrooks@mnjhospitalitygroup.com.

Big Machine Distillery & Tavern

We will have bartender/barista positions open in the spring. For more information, visit bigmachinevodka.com/contact.

BluePrint Strategy

We are looking for a part-time (15-25 hours that can grow to FT) employee to fill our Marketing & Operations Coordinator position onsite at a coworking facility in Berry Hill. Experience in social media strategy, professional services and/or client relations, community focus, and entrepreneurial spirit are preferred. Pay range commensurate on experience in the range of $15-20/hr. This team member will work in a hybrid role supporting/managing the day-to-day operations and executing the vision of BluePrint Strategy, Collaborate and Think.Create.Collaborate. For more information, visit blueprintstrategysolutions.com/job-openings or email careers@blueprintstrategysolutions.com.


Camel Express Car Wash

We’re searching for motivated, friendly, energetic people for both full and part time positions as Customer Service Attendants. We have multiple ways to apply: Text CamelUp (all one word) to 55678; visit thecamelexpress.com/join-the-team/; or visit any location on "Walk In Wednesdays" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for on the spot interviews.


Det Distributing Company

Currently we have delivery driver positions available. This will require a "F" endorsement which is very easy to get and only costs $4.50 at one of the DMV testing centers. This job is from 5:30 a.m. until finished. We expect to have order picker positions and forklift positions available in the near future. For more information, visit detdistributing.com/employment/.


Goldner Associates

We have an opening for a customer service-based role as sales support. Applicants can visit our website to apply at www.goldnerassociates.com.


Gray Line Tennessee

We have a number of open positions in our various business units. We are willing to train interested candidates. For more information, visit graylinetn.com/careers/.


Interim Healthcare

We have open Home Care, CNA, Caregiver, and Personal Care positions. For more information, visit interimhealthcare.com/careers/.

Ingram Express Services, LLC

Production work, hand work, fulfillment work available. If interested, people can start quickly. Please contact Jayne Stegemiller at Jayne@IngramExpress.com.



Seeking Assistant Store Leaders, Associate Resource Managers, eCommerce Supervisors, Cashiers, Store Clerks, Overnight Stockers, Deli Bakery Clerks and eCommerce order selectors. Please reach out to Shonta McKenzie at Shonta.mckenzie@kroger.com or 615-830-1261 if you are interested in job opportunities or apply on-line at jobs.Kroger.com.

Lumina Foods - TBHC Delivers/Qdoba

We are hiring for four area Qdoba restaurants – cooks, team members and team lead roles. Job locations are in Bellevue, Brentwood, Hermitage and West End. We are also hiring for account managers/route sales—in this role you will be the trusted advisor to our independent convenience store clients. You will deliver, sell and train on all Hunt Brothers Pizza products working a four-day workweek. Training will be provided! Review the job postings at luminafoods.com/careers or reach out to the recruiting team at recruiting@luminafoods.com for more information.


We have many entry-level positions available and offer hands on training. We have job descriptions listed on our website at medicopy.net/careers.


Music City Grand Prix

We are looking for administrative / office / paralegal work. For more information, contact cparker@musiccitygp.com.


Nashville Predators/Bridgestone Arena

We have immediate availability for the following part time positions: front desk/admin at our Ford Ice Centers, facility operations/ice maintenance at Bridgestone Arena and Ford Ice Centers, and Guest Services at Bridgestone Arena. We have full-time employment opportunities for the following roles: plumber, electrician, graphic designer, motion graphics designer. Visit bridgestonearena.com/connect-with-us/careers for more information.


Nelson Mazda Cool Springs

Immediate opening for a full-time greeter with benefits. Apply here.


Office Depot

Hermitage and Hendersonville locations have positions available for part time print and sales floor associates. For more information, visit jobs.officedepot.com.


Quanta Manufacturing Nashville

Quanta is currently hiring hourly production and warehouse workers, as well as professional level supervisors, engineers and analysts. Candidates with experience in the hardware/server/computer sector would be a plus. All Quanta openings are posted on Indeed.

Sigma Management LLC

We have a variety of hotel jobs available including cooks, housekeepers, front desk and maintenance personnel. For more information, contact julio.velez@sigmamanagementllc.com.

The Mechanical Licensing Collective

We have several job openings for positions on our Support/Customer Service Team. We are hoping to find candidates with some prior experience working in the Customer Experience field. We would also be happy to meet with impacted employees to see if we have other opportunities that fit their backgrounds. We anticipate filling more roles during the 1st quarter of 2021. Current openings are posted at themlc.com/careers.  


Universal Capacity Solutions

Broker position available. Go to shipwithU.com/join-our-team for details.


Below is a list of companies that have immediate job opportunities for employees who have been displaced by the damage incurred by 2nd Avenue and Nashville’s historic downtown district.


Small Business Administration Resources

If you are located in the declared disaster area, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Three types of loans are available: 

Business Physical Disaster Loans, or loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and equipment. Businesses and non-profits of any size are eligible. The application filing deadline is March 29, 2021.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), or working capital loans to help small businesses and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes, meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period. The application filing deadline is October 28, 2021.

Home Disaster Loans, or loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and personal property, including automobiles.

Apply online with the SBA at DisasterLoan.sba.gov.

Questions can be directed to the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance for Nashville:

Damone Garner
Officer in Charge

Julie Garrett
Public Affairs Specialist Lead

Federal Disaster Assistance

The President approved an emergency disaster declaration for Nashville that authorizes FEMA to provide direct assistance to Nashville-Davidson County. These federal public assistance resources will supplement local and state disaster relief efforts. This includes firefighting, search and rescue operations, emergency operations center activation, medical care and transport, evacuation and sheltering, safety inspections and area security. The emergency declaration can also be used to provide insurance compensation for disaster-related losses.

Apply for Assistance at NashvilleStrong2021.org

Immediate and long-term assistance is available to individuals, families and businesses impacted by the tragedy, funded by a grant from the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). Go to NashvilleStrong2021.org or call 615-352-8591 to apply for assistance and view eligibility requirements. The application is administered by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville.

Business-to-Business Resources

Nashville Chamber members have offered a variety of resources and support for businesses impacted by the bombing. Examples include technical resources and recovery assistance, temporary housing and co-working space, visual documentation for insurance claims, communications support, construction and contractor services, clean up and repairs, portable storage units, healthcare needs, victim advocacy and support, venues for fundraising, LED boards for messaging, and transportation, among others. Chamber staff can also assist in with identifying temporary and permanent commercial real estate options. For specific inquiries, please contact Chamber Chief Economic Development Officer Jeff Hite at jhite@nashvillechamber.com.