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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

The Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a civilian employment of approximately 116,150 as of May 2018 according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics survey (excluding self-employed and household workers). The greater Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA labor market experienced an employment decline of about 1.60% (118,040 to 116,150) in the 10-year period from 2008 to 2018.  This is in comparison to the 7.06% national employment growth during the same period.  The 2018 labor market estimate of 116,150 for the Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA MSA is comprised of the following: 5,380 (4.63%) in management occupations; 4,090 (3.52%) in business and financial operations occupations; 1,730 (1.49%) in computer and mathematical occupations; 2,630 (2.26%) in architecture and engineering occupations; 880 (0.76%) in life, physical and social science occupations; 1,940 (1.67%) in community and social service occupations; 620 (0.53%) in legal occupations; 6,140 (5.29%) in education, training and library occupations; 810 (0.70%) in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media occupations; 8,790 (7.57%) in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; 3,770 (3.25%) in healthcare support occupations; 2,340 (2.01%) in protective service occupations; 12,030 (10.36%) in food preparation and serving related occupations; 2,990 (2.57%) in building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations; 2,430 (2.09%) in personal care and service occupations; 12,090 (10.41%) in sales and related occupations; 16,250 (13.99%) in office and administrative support occupations; 120 (0.10%) in farming, fishing and forestry occupations; 4,490 (3.87%) in construction and extraction occupations; 6,280 (5.41%) in installation, maintenance and repair occupations; 12,580 (10.83%) in production occupations; 7,760 (6.68%) in transportation and material moving occupations. 

Major employers in the Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA metropolitan area include the following: Eastman Chemical Company (6,800+ employees); Ballad Health (6,200+ employees); Holston Medical Group (5,300+ employees); Sullivan County Department of Education (1,650+ employees); Kingsport City School System (1,100+ employees); Pal’s Sudden Service (950+ employees); CenturyLink Telecommunications (950+ employees); BAE Systems (850+ employees); Robinette Company (350+ employees); Domtar Paper (330+ employees).  

Whether serving as your vocational rehabilitation counselor, consultant or expert witness, Dr. Hankins will make use of his specialized knowledge of the greater Kingsport (TN)-Bristol (TN)-Bristol (VA) labor market to ensure that his professional opinions about individuals’ employment and earning potential are based on accurate, reliable information.  In a clinical context, this maximizes the likelihood of helping clients to identify appropriate vocational goals and developing a rehabilitation plan that will allow them to achieve their employment aspirations. In a forensic context, this enables Dr. Hankins to conduct thorough, independent vocational and rehabilitation economic evaluations that culminate in the attainment of defensible conclusions about the degree of vocational disability and/or economic loss attributable to the injury or incident of interest in a case.  Please contact Hankins & Hankins Vocational Consulting today to learn how we can be of help!