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