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COVID-19 Update

Our [email protected] offices remain open. With respect for the safety of our customers and staff, we ask that everyone act with reasonable caution and only visit the center if absolutely necessary. Learn how to protect yourself and stop the spread of COVID-19. Visit azdhs.gov/COVID19 and cdc.gov/COVID19.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

On March 25, 2020, Governor Ducey announced the launch of Arizona Together initiative to support Arizonans during the COVID-19 outbreak, connecting individuals and businesses to resources, raising money for community organizations and providing information on volunteer opportunities. Visit ArizonaTogether.org to learn more.

COVID-19 ARIZONA BUSINESS RESOURCES

The Arizona Commerce Authority’s COVID-19 Arizona Business Resources page provides tools and guidance on business finance support, workforce assistance, essential infrastructure information, supply chain and logistics, and more. 
Learn more about the  Arizona Commerce Authority’s COVID-19 ARIZONA BUSINESS RESOURCES.

RETURN TO WORK GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES

As Arizona begins to re-energize our economy and more Arizonans return to work, many employers and employees may have questions about how resuming operations may affect Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. View guidance for returning to work in a safe and healthy way.

NOW HIRING, RAPID RESPONSE AND LAY-OFF AVERSION BUSINESS SERVICES

In order to provide layoff aversion strategies, [email protected] will partner with your business and provide customized solutions for your needs. One of the most effective strategies includes customizing our Rapid Response activities to HELP Arizona businesses minimize layoff events.These activities are intended to help retain employees, upskill current employees and keep businesses open. An example is the Arizona’s Shared Work Program.

CONTACT US: 

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

Rapid Response, WARN and Lay-off Aversion Mailbox.

NEED TO HIRE RIGHT NOW?

[email protected] can help you connect with qualified job seekers to fill your vacancies. Please send an email with your company's name, contact information, instructions on how applicants should apply, number of openings you have available and the type of work in which you are hiring to our Business Services team. You can also post your job openings on our job board at www.azjobconnection.gov.

To learn more about our Statewide services for our [email protected] Employers, please visit our recruit talent web page.

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

NOTE: Funding for this program may be exhausted. Arizona small businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19 have limited time to benefit from important benefits passed along with the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, small businesses can apply for 100% federally guaranteed loans for an amount up to 2.5 times their average monthly payroll expenses for the prior year. Funds provided in the form of loans will be fully forgiven if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll costs, mortgage interest, rent and/or utilities. Loan monies not eligible for forgiveness will carry a 1% interest rate. Most small businesses are eligible today. Independent contractors and self-employed individuals may apply starting April 10. This program is first come, first served, meaning it’s critical that Arizona businesses prepare and apply now.

View Paycheck Protection Program Information
 

ARIZONA SHARED WORK PROGRAM

Arizona’s Shared Work program provides an alternative for employers faced with a reduction in force by allowing businesses to divide available work or hours among affected employees in lieu of layoffs. Employees are also eligible for partial Unemployment Assistance while working reduced hours. In response to impacts of COVID-19, DES has revised the Shared Work program to provide maximum flexibility to support employers facing labor cuts and expedite economic recovery.

Learn more about Arizona’s Shared Work Program.

IMPACTED INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

The Department of Economic Security’s COVID-19 Resources page has many pandemic-relief resources including cash, medical and nutritional assistance; short-term crisis services; mortgage assistance; child care assistance, community resources; and more. Visit, RESOURCES FOR IMPACTED INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

To apply and file new Unemployment Insurance claims, please visit www.azui.com.

LOCAL RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES

Need assistance navigating resources? Your local [email protected] Job Center is here to help.

LIST OF LOCAL JOB CENTERS

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JOB SEEKER SIGN IN

SEARCH JOBS

Login to the Arizona Job Connection website to create your online resume and search thousands of job openings throughout the state. Search from home, your mobile device, or in an [email protected] resource room near you. Our [email protected] workforce specialists are available to assist you with registering on Arizona Job Connection and to help you search for jobs.
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS

Access online Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits resources, report your weekly claim, and information about benefits.
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EMPLOYER SIGN IN

POST JOBS

Post your job openings on the Arizona Job Connection website to connect with candidates throughout the state. Search job seeker’s resumes, receive emails when new resumes are posted, and much more.
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

Simplify your tasks! The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program has electronic options for your UI tax-related responding and reporting. Our UI Tax outreach team is also available to assist you with all of your required reporting needs by offering no-cost in-person, webinar, or phone training.
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