Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. One of the program benefits as it relates to 1099/self-employed workers is the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program:
Broader Unemployment Eligibility
Ohio, just like every other state in the nation, is working to stand up this new program. The exact details of
how it will be implemented and the process for eligible Ohioans to apply and claim benefits are still in the
planning stages. We are awaiting many of the implementation details from the U.S. Department of Labor. Once the process is finalized, we will communicate details with all 1099 filers in Ohio, as well as publicly post
Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Employers, please distribute the form linked below to employees laid off because od COVID-19 pandemic to expedite their claim process.
Form found at Coronavirus.UI Benefits
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Business and Nonprofit Resources
The State of Ohio has provided resources for economic support to Ohio businesses and workers to ensure we all weather this difficult time. Particularly for businesses you will find information as it relates to:
Details found at BusinessHelp.Ohio,gov
Essential Businesses Seeking Jobseekers and Dislocated Workers
A site has been provided that features a highly-streamlined interface with a link for essential businesses to post jobs. Applicants can search through jobs in their area, their region, and the entire state.
Details found at Coronavirus.Ohio.gov/JobSearch
The BCW Workforce understands that the Ohio workforce is facing one of the most difficult times amid the global pandemic brought on by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
During this time, we would like to make it easier for you by sharing information that we think will assist and guide your business in order to seek the appropriate business resources.
Office of Small Business Relief (OSBR)
Governor DeWine’s announced the creation of the Office of Small Business Relief (OSBR) housed under Ohio Development Services Agency. This new office will serve as the State’s central point of information on business and economic relief programs being rolled out. The website includes information on: small business considerations during COVID-19 outbreak, business & nonprofit support, layoff alternatives, and banking updates along with a FAQ section.