STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO, March 20, 2020 — Our community is experiencing numerous economic impacts related to employment associated with the effects of the coronavirus emergency. If you are an employee who is out of work due to a business shut down, layoff, or your hours have been reduced, and you are not receiving sick leave or other paid time off, you may want to check into unemployment benefits. There are a number of resources you can access for additional information and guidance:
• Basic guide to unemployment benefits: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/atoms/files/YourGuidetoU nemploymentBenefits.pdf
• Job Attached Unemployment. “Job Attached” means that the employee is expected to return to their most recent employer after a separation of up to 16 weeks. Restaurant employees may be entitled to this benefit should their employer decide an extended closure is necessary. https://corestaurant.org/blog/covid-19-update-job-attached- unemployment
• File for unemployment: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/file-claim
• Colorado Workforce Center offers free services to both employers and job seekers. For job seekers, it is a one-stop location for job training and placement assistance. Their resource center offers Internet access, resume preparation assistance, training, local resources, and more.
There are some job opportunities out there, so do not hesitate to look. Demands at grocery stores, for restaurant and supplies deliveries, and maintenance, security and cleaning services have increased.