Resources for Job Seekers and Employers

March 18, 2020

This page will update as new information arrives.



Rapid Response and Lay-Off Aversion Services


In order to improve a proactive layoff aversion framework and guidance, ARIZONA@WORK will partner with businesses to identify risk of layoff and provide solutions for aversion strategies. One of the most effective strategies include customizing our Rapid Response activities to help our Arizona businesses minimize layoff events. These activities are intended to help retain employees, upskill current employees and keep the business open.


State Rapid Response Coordinator: Alineth (Ali) Gamero-Hernandez (602) 542-7966


Rapid Response, WARN and Lay-off Aversion Mailbox



How to Apply for Unemployment


New Unemployment Insurance claims can only be completed on the secure website: Claims are not be accepted by phone.



Need to Hire right now?


We are here to help:


1. Send us an updated flyer with your list of active positions and we will help you post your vacancies on our job board, 


2. If you have a company video regarding your open positions, please send it to us so we can share it


Post to our job board by sending an email with your company's name, contact info, how to apply, how many openings and type of work to our Business Services team.



Arizona Commerce Authority


The Arizona Commerce Authority has gathered resources to support businesses and employees as they help combat the spread of COVID-19. This site will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.



IRS Information


The Treasury Department and IRS are extending the due date for Federal income tax payments due April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, for payments due of up to $10 million for corporations and up to $1 million for individuals — regardless of filing status — and other unincorporated entities. Associated interest, additions to tax, and penalties for late payment will also be suspended until July 15, 2020.


Notice 2020-17 will be in IRB 2020-15, dated April 6, 2020.


The IRS established a special webpage on to include all of the available tax-related information. This page will be updated as more information is available.


Treasury News Release:  Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 Outbreak



Employer Resource Links Regarding COVID-19


COVID-19 Business Fact Sheet


CDC Guidance for Business


EEOC and CDC Guidance for Business


SBA (Small Business Administration) - COVID-19 Loan Resources


  • The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster damaged property. SBA disaster loans offer an affordable way for individuals and businesses to recover from declared disasters.


Additional Resources


Please check on your local city or county's website for more information and recommendations. 


Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)


Federal Bonding Program




Veteran Services


  • Retirees and Tricare members may be able to receive COVID-19 tests if certain criteria is met, according to