Unemployment and Jobs

Governor Polis has ordered up to four days of paid sick leave for certain workers experiencing flu-like symptoms and awaiting COVID-19 test results. Additionally, anyone who has lost their job or had their hours cut due this pandemic may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. 

Unemployment Insurance
If you are struggling with unemployment insurance, this web page will help respond to a wide array of issues that people are experiencing with Unemployment Insurance. The Virtual assistant can direct you to a web link where you can request back weeks of payments, re-open your claim, learn more about work search requirements, and allow you to type in free form questions. You can also use the “ask something” field to type “Callback” to request a call back from an agent.

Health Insurance: Residents who lose their jobs and their employer-based coverage will have a 60-day window this year to enroll in an individual health insurance plan on the exchange. There is no time period in which those who lose coverage must enroll.

Great Resources for the Unemployed
Get help with everything from basic survival to gaining new skills and finding a new job: https://onwardco.org/

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Resources for workers and employers to help you navigate this crisis can be found here.  As many businesses close to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has expanded eligibility for unemployment benefits. You can file an unemployment claim with CDLE here.

Cool Tool to Chart Your Path to Education, Jobs, and More 
Whether you’re a student, newly unemployed, or just looking to chart a path to a new career, please check out this great tool: https://www.mycoloradojourney.com This website can help you explore ideas about what you want to do involving education and work and help you figure out how to get there.

Services for Immigrants and people who are Undocumented in our community. ISAAC (Interfaith Solidarity and Accompaniment Coalition) – ISAAC’s NoCo
Emergency Immigration Fund is working with all our community partners in town to give $300 Emergency Relief Grants to immigrants who have lost employment due to the current crisis and who do not qualify for a stimulus check or unemployment insurance. To contact ISAAC directly call: (970) 541-1251.