For Job Seekers
Check out our latest post for a list of employers that are currently hiring here.
The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and DirectEmployers Association announced the launch of NeedAJobNow.usNLx.com, a job site dedicated to providing a centralized location for displaced workers to access employment opportunities from U.S. corporations with immediate hiring needs due to COVID-19. There are over 400,000 jobs listed from vetted employers in all industries and the list grows daily.
If you were recently laid off from your job or are seeking unemployment assistance due to COVID-19, visit the Maryland Department of Labor for further guidance. You can file for unemployment immediately after losing your job – there is no waiting period!
The CASH Campaign of Maryland has compiled helpful resources for Marylanders to lessen the financial impact of this public health crisis. Financial education classes are available online and services are being transitioned to virtual formats. To see upcoming webinars on a variety of financial topics, click here.
For Employers & Businesses
The Maryland Business Express website is continuously being updated by the Maryland Departments of Commerce and Labor on resources for businesses. Tip: you can subscribe to receive updates to this page at the top.
The Maryland Department of Commerce has established the following business assistance programs, and these resources and more can be found on the Maryland Business Express page:
Within MD Labor, unemployment insurance (UI) also has a Work Sharing Program where employers can reduce worker hours (instead of laying employees off), and the employee can receive partial UI benefits to supplement lost wages.
The Governor’s Office has released additional guidance regarding the closure of all non-essential businesses and other establishments. If a particular business is not listed, it does not mean it is excluded from the federal critical infrastructure sectors.
For more business assistance resources, visit Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC).