Workforce Issues

As developments continue to unfold in response to the spread of COVID-19, we know many small businesses have questions about implications in the workplace and funding options to help bolster their businesses during this difficult time. On this page, we are compiling relevant tips and resources such as unemployment, paid family leave, paid sick leave, healthcare and more.

Unemployment
Virginia

Virginia Employment Commission

Unemployment Insurance

Workers can apply to receive unemployment benefits online and via telephone. However, call volumes have increased and wait times are exceptionally long. If you’re filing an initial claim, it is recommended that you apply online. Workers may be eligible for partial benefits. 

Audience: Employees

Unemployment
Illinois

Illinois workNet

Illinois workNet

Tips, tools and resources for workers who have been laid off such as unemployment insurance and taxes, budgeting basics, resume builders, and more.

Audience: Employees

Human resources, Unemployment
Illinois

State of Illinois

Get Hired IL

Connects employers looking for workers, and workers looking for work. Workers can access virtual job fairs and online training opportunities.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees, Self-employed

Unemployment
Missouri

Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

How to File or Manage Unemployment Claims

This site offers information for both businesses and workers, including how to file or manage unemployment claims and helpful unemployment FAQs. Part-time workers may be eligible to receive partial unemployment benefits. Missourians who leave their job to relocate with an active military spouse may be eligible for benefits.

Audience: Employees

Unemployment
Colorado

State of Colorado, Department of Labor and Employment

Assistance Programs for Unemployment

Assistance programs include rent assistance, food assistance, emergency eviction assistance, medical assistance and free and reduced legal services.

Audience: Employees

Unemployment
Colorado

State of Colorado, Department of Labor and Employment

Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment benefits may be available to workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own. These bi-weekly benefit payments help job seekers focus on their path to reemployment and help lessen the negative impact that unemployment has on the economy.

Audience: Employees

Unemployment
Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor

Unemployment Benefits

Individuals may visit the portal to claim weekly unemployment benefits, file appeals, file unemployment insurance claims and get unemployment assistance. 

Audience: Employees

Unemployment
Illinois

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment insurance is a state-operated insurance program designed to partially replace lost wages when you are out of work. Like fire, accident, health and other types of insurance, it is for an emergency: when you are temporarily or permanently out of a job, or if you work less than full time because of lack of work.

Audience: Employees

Employee relations, Paid sick days, Staying safe
National

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

New Tax Credits

This law provides small and midsize employers refundable tax credits that reimburse them for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for leave related to COVID-19. 

Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees, Non-profits

Human resources, Unemployment
California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Virginia, Washington

BitWise Industries

Onward US

A national portal that will match open jobs to laid-off workers in seven states based on their specific skills through a questionnaire.

Audience: Employees

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