Thank you ALL for your support and patience as we navigate the recent changes in the community and business world TOGETHER !

Uncertainty can lead to stress so please know we are here for you and plan to deliver updated information as we receive it.

Currently the Streetsboro Chamber of Commerce has canceled or postponed all events through April, but please continue to watch our website and social media for any updates or changes.


SBA Small Business Conference Call


On Thursday, April 9th at 9:30 AM, Senator Sherrod Brown is hosting a Conference Call with Gil Goldberg, District Director of the SBA's Cleveland District Office on resources available to Ohio businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

JOB OPENINGS
Lt. Governor Husted announced that the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation has developed a website specifically geared toward matching essential businesses with Ohioans who are able and willing to work as an essential employee during the COVID-19 crisis.

Both essential businesses and current job seekers can visit Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov/JobSearch to post and search.

“If you are an employer who performs a critical service, please go to Coronavirus.Ohio.gov/JobSearch to post your open positions so we can help you fill them,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “If you are a person who can work, please know that there are many who need you to help keep essential services running and we encourage you to do so, even if its only part time.”

The site features a highly-streamlined interface with only two main links – one for essential businesses, and one for job seekers. Applicants can search through jobs in their area, their region, and the entire state.


PPE MANUFACTURING

The state has established the Ohio Manufacturing Alliance, a collaborative public-private partnership to coordinate efforts to provide healthcare workers and first responders with personal protective equipment (PPE).

The alliance is working to identify and match the critical needs of Ohio’s healthcare system with companies willing and able to repurpose production to meet those needs.

Manufacturers that can help should visit RepurposingProject.com for more information. Those involved with this project will be compensated.

The alliance includes: Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, Ohio Hospital Association, Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, nursing home organizations, JobsOhio, Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Ohio Development Services Agency, and the Ohio Department of Health.

Anyone else with items to donate should email together@governor.ohio.gov








WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS
PAID SICK LEAVE AND EXPANDED FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE 
UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

NEW POSTER: HERE










COVID-19 and BWC

We've prepared a  Frequently Asked Questions  document to provide information about the coronavirus' (COVID-19's) impact on BWC operations.


For the latest information on coronavirus (COVID-19) visit coronavirus.ohio.gov. For questions about COVID-19’s effect on BWC, you can email BWCCOVID19@bwc.state.oh.us. 
To Strengthen Ohio's Families with Solutions to Temporary Challenges
For Employers







An alternative to layoffs is SharedWork Ohio. A big concern I have heard from employers is that they don’t want to lose their trained workforce when they are ready to begin operations after this healthcare crisis has passed. SharedWork Ohio could be a solution!

    
For more information, please visit JFS.Ohio.gov/SharedWorkOhio ,

Resources regarding SharedWork Ohio can be found online at: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/SharedWorkOhio/index.stm  and  http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/SWOUploadInstructions.stm
For Unemployed Workers






To those who have been laid off due to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic:

In an effort to provide all the information we have available to you during this difficult time, please utilize these free resources. 

Claimants filing applications due to COVID-19 should use Mass Layoff Number 2000180 . This will expedite the process. 

Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits Frequently Asked Questions http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm  (33 of the most common Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits Frequently Asked Questions)
Unemployment Insurance Benefits Frequently Asked Questions http://jfs.ohio.gov/unemp_comp_faq/index.stm (23 of the most common Unemployment Insurance Benefits Frequently Asked Questions)
PORTAGE EMA APP NOW TRACKS COVID DEVELOPMENTS
AT HOME AND NATIONALLY AS PART OF ITS CAPABILITIES

More Info HERE



Paycheck Protection Program






  • A top-line overview of the program can be found here.

  • If you’re a lender, more information can be found here.

  • If you’re a borrower, more information can be found here.

  • The application for borrowers can be found here.


Information can also be found on the Treasury webpage .
Needed Economic Injury Disaster Loan Forms

Thanks to a concerted effort by the state of Ohio and the U.S. Small Business Administration Ohio small businesses are now eligible for SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Here's a list of documents that you will need to complete the application:

Click HERE to apply now.