Our organization is addressing the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and taking Washington (WA) state's growing concerns about the virus' spread seriously. The pace of change and impacts are happening at a breakneck speed.
This page is dedicated to providing support and resources to community members in the areas we serve.
Here's a great video produced by PBS and uploaded to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's YouTube channel. We can all help our community by doing our part to slow down and prevent the spread of COVID-19:
Our partners at the Employment Security Department (ESD) recognize that at no fault to employees around the state, businesses may not have the capacity to provide work and wages to their employees.
Not sure what to do with your children at home? Here are some ideas and resources to keep you informed by keeping your children safe and engaged.
Businesses want employees who keep their skills and abilities relevant, updated, and refined as related to the role. Whether you are working from home or on a temporary layoff due to COVID-19, see what courses interest you and enhance or learn a new skill.
Northwest Harvest’s hunger relief network is comprised of 375 food banks, meal programs, and high-need schools as unique as the communities they serve. In partnership with the Washington Food Coalition, their interactive map will assist in providing information for your area's nearest food banks and meal programs.
If your business has the technology and resources that allow your employees to telework (work from home), you can avoid the stress of expecting your employees to apply for WA state unemployment insurance during this pandemic.
As a business owner or company leader, you have options to develop ways to support your hard-working employees.
Small businesses in WA state may be eligible for a micro-grant that could help prevent the closure of your business. Keep your dream alive!