Unemployment benefits delayed this week for more than 12,000 Tennesseans due to a computer outage should be restored next week if, as expected, computer network service for the state labor agency is restored this weekend, officials said Thursday.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development had to suspend processing jobless claims and posting job listings this week after its website, Jobs4TN.gov, shut down Sunday due to a potential cyberattack against the state’s computer software vendor, Geographic Solutions Inc.
Paul Toomey, president of the Palm Harbor, Florida-based Geographic Solutions, said he expects his company will be able to restore computer service over the July Fourth weekend to allow the Tennessee’s employment agency to resume claims and benefit processing next week.
“We recently identified anomalous activity on our network and immediately took the Jobs4TN system offline to halt the activity,” Toomey said in a statement released Thursday. “Our current focus is