WorkSource/Employment Security Department Assistance to all the Employees
Changes with COVID19 crisis in Okanogan County and North Central Washington
April 08, 2020
- WorkSource offices across the state are currently CLOSED to the public and COVID - 19, however their staff are still available to help meet the needs of the community. They currently working to ramp up online and phone service delivery options.
- They are also offering live webinars to help everyone who are struggling from unemployment. Upcoming webinars that will take place Tuesday – Friday this week from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. These webinars will be step by step web based instructional sessions that will assist individuals in creating SAW accounts, filing a new UI claim and filing a weekly claim. More information can be found on the Worksource Okanogan FB Page https://www.facebook.com/WorkSourceOkanogan/
- For more news on COVID-19 pandemic, check out this great newsroom page for workers impacted by COVID-19, there is a great info graphic on how PFML as well as UI maybe able to assist folks in various scenarios; as well as an extensive Q&A section that announces various rules changes as well. https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/co...
- Gov. Jay Inslee announced the waiver of the one week waiting period for unemployment insurance benefits; to get more funds into the pockets of unemployed workers at a time when they need it most. They know that it has been hard for individuals to get through over the phone. Please advise people that are struggling to try online and if they have troubles, they can call their office (509) 826 – 7555 and they will do what they can to assist.
Individuals needing assistance can contact the local WorkSource Okanogan Office
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (509) 826 – 7310 or email directly with questions to
- Employment Security Department is also hiring over 100 new staff in the Unemployment Insurance Program, all with remote/virtual work options to do it’s best to respond to the incredible influx of unemployment insurance claims. Please let anyone that might be interested know about these great jobs!
- ESD’s Shared Work Program might be a great resource for your business to retain your employees at reduced hours. https://esd.wa.gov/SharedWork
Simultaneously, there are two great Facebook Pages to also like and follow that will also help all stay up to date and informed about WorkSource and Employment Security Department. Head on over and like the following:
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