Notice to Area Workers & Businesses on Shut-Downs

Submitted by jonathan.millea on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 3:31pm
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             UPDATE - NOTICE TO WORKERS IMPACTED BY BUSINESS SHUT-DOWNS:
             March 18, 2020

Wooster area employees and residents sent home due to business closures due to Coronavirus COVID-19 without a paid leave program are eligible for immediate Unemployment Benefits through Ohio's Department of Job and Family Services. The traditional one-week wait period for benefits has been waived. Impacted residents and workers are encouraged to apply for benefits as soon as possible.

Apply for Benefits: unemployment.ohio.gov

Please be advised that online applications and assistance are the fastest way to receive assistance, and can usually be completed within 10-15 minutes. ODJFS is experiencing very high volumes with wait times.

For more information, please visit Wayne County Job and Family Services online at: https://www.waynecountydjfs.com/

SBA Business Disaster Loans for Wayne County, Ohio: https://www.woosteroh.com/economic-development