Resources for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

The US Department of Labor has made available a required posting in regard to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. You can click here to view a printable PDF version of the flyer: http://ow.ly/zpRy50yWUVz

Here is some additional guidance released by the Department of Labor about where to post the flyer:

- Post notice in conspicuous place on premises, preferably where other legal notices are posted.
- Sending copy of notice to each employer is not necessary, but permissible.
- Notice in language other than English is not required.
- Notice must be posted for current employees only; no requirement to share notice with laid-office employees
- Employers are not required to give notice to new job applicants.
- Notice must be posted in each building of the employer if employees report directly to each building as opposed to a main location.

 

The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is encouraging people to go online for faster service delivery. DWD's Unemployment Insurance Division is experiencing heavy call volume and longer than normal wait times. For fast, up-to-date information and to apply for unemployment benefits, please head to https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/ui/.  

 

Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Coronavirus and Wisconsin Unemployment  Benefits.  https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/covid19/public/ui.htm

 (1)  Apply online - The week you become unemployed, file your application online and do not wait to file. For more information, instructional videos, and to apply, please visit https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/apply/.

 (2) File your weekly claim - After you have applied online, you will need to file a claim certification each week. This will require you to answer a series of questions. You must continue to file a weekly claim certification for each week you would like to receive benefits. You can find more information at https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/handbook/english/contentspart3.htm.

 

DWD has a helpful claimant handbook that can be found at https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/handbook/. It contains important information and instructions about your eligibility for benefits and how to protect your rights to those benefits under the Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance law.

FoodShare Wisconsin was created to help stop hunger and to improve nutrition and health. FoodShare helps people with limited money buy the food they need for good health. Each month, people across Wisconsin get help from FoodShare. They are people of all ages who have a job but have low incomes, are living on small or fixed income, have lost their job, and are retired or disabled and not able to work.

Special thanks to our partners at the Northwest Workforce Development Board for contributing to the content on our COVID-19 pages.

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Kenosha County Job Center 

8600 Sheridan Rd., Kenosha, WI

(262) 697-4752

Open 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, M-F

Racine County Workforce Development

1717 Taylor Ave., Racine, WI

(262) 638-6547

Open 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, M-F

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Walworth County Job Center

400 County Rd H, Elkhorn, WI

(262) 741-5180

Open 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, M-F

Southeastern Wisconsin Workforce Development Board is an equal opportunity employer/program. If you need this information or printed material in an alternate format, or in different language, please contact us at (262)-741-5180. Deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired callers can reach us at 800-947-3529 or contact us through Wisconsin Relay Service at 7-1-1.

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