Here is guidance with regard to how people should complete screens to file their weekly claims. Even though the job search requirement has been waived, ODJFS hasn’t had the time or resources to be able to make this update in the system.
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has developed a page of insurance information, along with some FAQs about the current situation.
Ohio Unemployment Benefits for Workers - Information at your fingertips for filing online. Note: When filing via self-service (online), your application will be effective in the week the application is filed. If you wish to have the application effective for a previous week, you must file by phone at 1-877-644-6562.
Today, Lt. Governor Husted announced that the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation has developed a website specifically geared toward matching essential businesses with Ohioans who are able and willing to work as an essential employee during the COVID-19 crisis.
Both essential businesses and current job seekers can visit Coronavirus.Ohio.gov/JobSearch to post and search.
The site features a highly-streamlined interface with only two main links – one for essential businesses, and one for job seekers. Applicants can search through jobs in their area, their region, and the entire state.
Though many businesses and public places across Ohio and the nation have had to close during the COVID-19 crisis in order to promote social distancing and slow the spread of the virus, there are many businesses, such as grocery stores, healthcare facilities, pharmacies, delivery companies, and many other types of businesses that are essential to ensuring the health and wellbeing of Ohioans during the crisis. These companies are in high need for workers during this time.
The site is a project of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, which Lt. Governor Husted leads as its director. The Development Services Agency (Development) and the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) both aided in the site’s creation. Coronavirus.Ohio.gov/Jobs, like the entire coronavirus webpage, sits on the InnovateOhio Platform.
With questions, please email the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation at Workforce@OWT.Ohio.gov.
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN or the Act) provides protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide notification 60 calendar days in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs. Advance notice provides workers and their families some transition time adjust to the prospective loss of employment, to seek and obtain alternative jobs, if necessary, to enter skill training or retraining that will allow these workers to successfully compete in the job market. WARN also provides for notice to State dislocated worker units so that dislocated worker assistance can be promptly provided.
This dashboard webmap takes existing data published by virtue of the WARN Act supplied by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, enriches the data, and provides a filterable visualization of the data.
The data contained in this dashboard was designed to help track and visualize 2020 WARN layoffs, particularly those related to the COVID-19/Coronavirus epidemic. Data will be updated as new notifications are listed on the ODJFS WARN website.
For inquiries, questions, suggestions, or comments please contact Malin Bryson at Bryson@JobsOhio.com.