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Social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and business closures have led to difficult working conditions and massive layoffs for Colorado workers. 6.6 Million Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits last week, nearly 4x the previous record of 695,000 in 1982. Resources for unemployed, underemployed, and still-employed individuals are below.
City of Denver Resources
  • Job Assistance - Workforce Services: click here

Colorado Department of Labor & Employment Resources (Link)
  • Emergency Paid Leave Rule - Provides up to four days of paid sick leave to certain employees with flu-like symptoms who are being tested for coronavirus COVID-19: click here

  • Unemployment - Those classified as "Employees" can apply immediately for unemployment benefits: click here

  • Unemployment benefits for non-Employees: Freelancers, self-employed workers, and independent contractors can now apply for unemployment benefits here.

  • Wage Complaint - If you did not get paid for hours worked you can file a wage complaint: click here

  • Work-Share Program may allow certain employees who have reduced hours to claim partial unemployment benefits: click here

  • Layoff/Separations assistance, information and resources: click here

  • Connecting Colorado state database for job seekers: click here

  • Resources for federal workers: click here

Additional Resources
  • Business & Employee Resources​​​​ from the Colorado Restaurant Association: click here

  • Several employers are hiring, including health care, grocery stores, package delivery companies, and companies offering online products for delivery. To register, click here.

Last updated on Monday, April 20th