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The Kingsport Public Library is now providing a much needed service to help the public get through this current crisis. Kingsport Public Library Reference Librarians will now be available via Skype to provide assistance with applying or certifying for unemployment benefits on the Tennessee Unemployment website. You can also sign up for a Skype session with a Librarian to work on a resume. Sessions are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

As many citizens may be inexperienced with the unemployment benefits process, this service is a wonderful resource. Register for your own Unemployment Assistance Skype session using the Kingsport Public Library website under the EVENTS tab. You will need an email address and a smartphone, tablet, or computer with a mic in order to register. You will then be contacted by email to Skype with the librarian at the time you sign up for. A Skype account is not required. For questions about registration, email

If you have found yourself in the unexpected position of having to search for new employment, there are resources available to start looking for work. Visit the Kingsport Strong website ( to find an updated list of businesses that are hiring in our area.

If you have any questions, you can call 423-229-9465 during normal library hours. For more information, please visit