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NASHVILLE — Nearly four years after the state closed Scott County’s full-time employment security office, local unemployed workers are once again being impacted by state cuts, which will this time leave the nearest career center a 90-minute drive away in Crossville.

The State Department of Labor & Workforce Development announced Friday that 34 career centers across the state will “permanently suspend job services” as part of a cost-saving measure.

Among the center closures will be Campbell County, which has served Scott County’s unemployed workers needing assistance with unemployment insurance benefit claims since 2009.

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