Unemployed & Future Workforce

Featured Resources

File for Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Colorado workers affected by temporary closures due to COVID-19 are eligible to receive unemployment benefits by filing through the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. For more information, read this PDF with helpful facts about unemployment insurance benefits or call 303.318.9000 for more information.

Adams County Workforce & Business Center (WBC): The WBC has a wealth of resources for job seekers, including:

Financial Support

Angel Relief Fund for Restaurant and Hospitality Workers: Angel Relief Fund grants through the Colorado Restaurant Association are focused on restaurant and food and beverage service hospitality workers who are diagnosed with coronavirus, have been quarantined under doctor’s care, are unable to receive government assistance, and have been out of work for more than a month.
Bartender Emergency Assistance Program: Grant money is available through the United States Bartenders Guild to bartenders who are experiencing a catastrophic event or emergency hardship.
Colorado Artist Relief Fund: These funds will provide grants of up to $1,000 to individual Colorado artists whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work. Funding will be made available for artists that have ongoing creative endeavors through multiple disciplines including visual, digital, film, music, performing, teaching, etc. This program will prioritize lower-income artists and artists who have no other source of income. If you have questions, please email louise.martorano@redlineart.org.
File a Wage Complaint: If you did not get paid for hours worked, you can file a wage claim to recover wages through the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Staff is working remotely, and the best way to reach themis by sending an email to: cdle_labor_standards@state.co.us.
OnwardCO: This website will connect people with services, funds, and jobs during this crisis.  It is a one-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted  by job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unemployment Insurance Benefits: If you are not working or are working fewer hours as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may file an unemployment claim at coloradoui.gov. If your last name begins with the letter A - M, file a claim on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or after noon on Saturday. If your last name begins with the letter N - Z, file a claim on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or before noon on Saturday.
U.S. Department of Labor: On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which provided additional flexibility for state unemployment insurance agencies and additional administrative funding to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27. It expands states’ ability to provide unemployment insurance for many workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including for workers who are not ordinarily eligible for unemployment benefits. For more information, visit the site to learn more about:
  • How Do I Apply?
  • Guidance
  • Fact Sheets
  • News Releases
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Where Do I File for Unemployment Insurance in Colorado?

Job Opportunities

Adams County’s Workforce and Business Center Virtual Job Fair: See a list of current job openings in the county from the comfort of your home. Participating employers include Core Lawn & Tree Care, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Evergreen Home Healthcare, Goodwill, McClane, Panda Express, Progress Turnout Project, and R&R Aquatics. Find more resources and information for veterans on our job fair website.

Available Jobs for Displaced Restaurant Workers: A list of available jobs in the restaurant industry for displaced workers who are facing difficulties during this time of COVID-19 through the Colorado Restaurant Association.
Available Jobs Through Adams County: Adams County hires exceptional employees and gives them a multitude of top-notch opportunities to grow, expand their capabilities, and reach their full potential. We invest in our employee’s education and development, resulting in experienced, intelligent, and dedicated colleagues. Adams County cultivates an inclusive and innovative culture and offers employees exciting and dynamic challenges to build success careers they can be proud of—now and in the future.
Colorado #COVID19 Talent Network: Looking for open positions? This job list was originally geared towards the technology sector but has been expanding to other sectors. If you have any comments or thoughts on other business sectors to include, please reach out to COtalentnetwork@googlegroups.com.
Colorado Department of Labor and EmploymentHave you lost your job? OnwardCO is a one-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find My Resources exists to match individuals that have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 to desperately needed help, including potential jobs, training, and life essentials. The matching system will pair you with resources that align with your needs.
Connect to Care Jobs - Healthcare Workforce Jobs: Department of Health Care Policy & Financing launched ConnectToCareJobs.com, a new website to help combat healthcare workforce shortages in Colorado, during the coronavirus public health emergency and beyond. Focused entirely on healthcare, ConnectToCareJobs.com quickly connects residential care facilities and providers with healthcare professionals seeking employment. ConnectToCareJobs.com allows healthcare providers to select open positions they are hiring for and be matched with job seekers that fit their hiring needs. Job seekers can create a profile identifying the position they are interested in, the distance they are willing to travel for the position, and other professional skills and experience.
Connecting Colorado: If you are looking to supplement your income, several employers are hiring, including health care, grocery stores, package deliver companies, and companies offering online products for delivery. Register at connectingcolorado.com for more details.
Denver Rescue Mission is HiringDenver Rescue Mission is looking to fill both temporary and permanent positions. To check availability, visit their website.

Denver Workforce Center's Virtual Job Readiness Services: Job coaching services, resume help, and more are available virtually to help job seekers in the Denver Metro Area. Click here to learn more.

Instacart Shoppers Needed: Due to an increase in demand, Instacart plans to hire 300,000 additional shoppers across the country for its grocery delivery company in the next three months. The new shoppers will be offered sick pay, cleaning supplies, and hand sanitizer. Apply for this position at shoppers.instacart.com.
OnwardCO: This website will connect people with services, funds, and jobs during this crisis.  It is a one-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted  by job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Metro Denver Homeless Intiative: Metro Denver Homeless Intiative is currently looking to hire a OneHome Program Manager. The OneHome Program Manager will inform and implement the strategic direction and development of the Coordinated Entry System (CES) for the seven-county Metro Denver region. The OneHome Program Manager provides leadership to the OneHome team and is hands on in the work of implementing and managing the Coordinated Entry System. Click here to view eligibility requirements and to apply.
Westminster Chamber Virtual Job Fair: In need of more employees, during the age of COVID-19, to keep up with customer demand? Or want to give employees that have been displaced a resource to find an open position? The Westminster Chamber of Commerce is holding a virtual job fair on April 30.

Policy & Legislative Updates

Emergency Sick Leave with Pay Rules: Workers in certain industries are eligible for up to four days of paid sick leave when experiencing flu-like symptoms AND awaiting test results for COVID-19. The covered industries are: leisure and hospitality; food services; childcare; education, including transportation, food service, and related work at educational establishments; home health, if working with elderly, disabled, ill, or otherwise high-risk individuals and; nursing homes and community living facilities. Read the FAQs from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment for more information.
State of Colorado Stay-At-Home OrderThere have been a number of executive orders and public health orders released by the governor this month and the legal language used can be hard to understand. The State of Colorado has provided this document, written for the rest of us, about what they mean and who is affected. To review the actual order: Amended Public Health Order 20-24 Implementing Stay at Home Requirements.

U.S. Department of Labor: FAQs on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. As provided under the legislation, the U.S. Department of Labor will be issuing implementing regulations. Additionally, as warranted, the Department will continue to provide compliance assistance to employers and employees on their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA. Visit this link for all your questions and answers related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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