Workforce Development & COVID-19 – Today’s Update
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April 30, 2020
Pro Bono Legal Services for those Denied Unemployment Insurance Benefits

The New York State Bar Association and state court system are offering pro bono legal services for people who need help in securing unemployment benefits. 

Starting this week, NYSBA says that people can go to their website and be matched with a lawyer that will help them through the appeal process, free of charge, if their unemployment claims were denied.
The website created by NYSBA and the court system, gives directions on how to file either Unemployment Insurance or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims and next steps if those claims were denied.  

It will then help connect people to one of hundreds of lawyers from around the state than can provide legal assistance.

The legal network is working to expand so it can help represent people through domestic violence incidents evictions and other cases that might be brought up during this time.
Lawyers who are interested in volunteering their services can go to this website to sign up. 
If you have specific questions about volunteering, please contact NYSBA via e-mail:
Bringing Employees Back To Work

MONDAY, MAY 4th - 12:00PM-1:00PM

• Jaci Kelleher, Esq., Stafford Owens Law Firm
• Tom Bull, Tom J. Bull Consultation & Presentation 
Treasury Issues Updated Paycheck Protection Program Guidance for Seasonal Employers

Virtual Job Fair

The North Country Chamber of Commerce will be doing a three week virtual job fair pushing prospective employees from social media platforms to their Now Hiring/Virtual Job Fair Page where your business's job openings will be listed, linked and easily accessible for all those interested. 
Your business will also be featured in social media posts on the North Country Chamber of Commerce's social media platforms, for added quality exposure.
To have your company and your job openings included in the Virtual Job Fair, please complete the form and return it to Becky .
**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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