Workforce Development & COVID-19 – Today’s Update
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Stay healthy!
April 9, 2020
Filed for Unemployment Insurance? PLEASE READ THIS:

Expecting a call from NYSDOL regarding Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits? Please note that NYSDOL staff are calling clients back using a phone number that is likely to be displayed as “Unavailable” or “Unknown.” 

Community Outreach

  • JCEO has a new food pantry opening on April 8th, 2020 at Saranac Lake High School. It will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-1 by appointment.
  • United Way launches worldwide Covid-19 fund - Donate here
  • Citizen Advocates offers free tele-mental health for essential workers - Read here
If you have lost work, are over 60, or need help buying food, SNAP can help!

SNAP provides monthly benefits to spend at local grocery stores.

You can get and use SNAP while keeping a safe distance from other people:
  • Everything you need to do to apply for and receive benefits can be done by phone or online—no need to visit a local social service office.
  • Use SNAP to purchase food at local grocery stores.
  • Shop for food online using SNAP benefits and have groceries delivered or picked up.
  •—available statewide
  • Walmart and ShopRite—available in some zip codes (see their websites)

Help is available:
If you need help applying for SNAP, call or email your Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinator. NOEP Coordinators tell you if you may be eligible for SNAP, answer your questions, and help you complete and submit your application. It is free and confidential.

Apply for SNAP online at or contact to find out more.

Governor Cuomo and Empire State Development has revised essential and non-essential guidelines. Below is the new Executive Order showing the changes made. 

Read the updated guidance here
** Webinars : Missed webinars can be found on the North County Chambers website
**Unemployment Insurance**
Filing for Unemployment Insurance

Extended telephone filing hours as follows:
Monday through Thursday, 8am to 7:30pm.
Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm.
Saturday, 7:30am to 8:00pm.

  • Click HERE for the link to our website
  • Click on Covid-19 Workforce Resources
  • Unemployment Insurance Information
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