Wednesday March 25, 2020
Hello Chamber Members and Partners,

Here are the latest updates and resources for businesses and employees during this uncertain time including information on Child Care being offered through the YMCA, a new hiring page we recently developed, as well as a way to sign up for our Webinar tomorrow about Updates for Employers on State and Federal Leave Mandates and Employee Benefits.

Also, we know there are lots of questions about the Stimulus Bill currently being worked on. Rest assure your Chamber Team is monitoring the details closely and as soon as we have details we will get those to our members. Stay Tuned!

Send us any questions or updates you may have, we are here to help provide information, connect the dots and assure those in the North Country that we will get through this together.

Onward and Be Well!
Plattsburgh/Malone Emergency Child Care Program - YMCA
The  Plattsburgh   Malone  YMCA is proud to announce that they are ready to roll out an emergency childcare program for essential personnel starting immediately.

The "School’s Out Club" will operate Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm and will be able to serve 64 children in Plattsburgh and 24 children in Malone. These numbers are a starting point; as the need grows so will the program. There is also availability for the youngest children ages 0-3 years at our Bright Beginnings Child Care Center.
Now Hiring!
There is no question that this uncertain time has negatively impacted employment in the North Country. It has resulted in, for a time, many layoffs.

However, there are several sectors that have had a surge in business because of the situation and they are hiring . There are also many employers deemed as essential who have various positions to fill.

Employers if you are hiring, please contact us to be added to our website. Send us your company name and how applicants should apply.

If you are seeking employment please check out this resources, as well as, reaching out to our local staffing agencies , they are ready to help you find employment.
WEBINAR: Update for Employers on State and Federal Leave Mandates and Employee Benefits
Date: Thursday, March 26th
Time: 1:00pm
Cost: FREE
Speaker: Attorney Jaci Kelleher from Stafford Owens Law Firm


Policies, regulations, and laws that affect employers and our employees are changing rapidly. Join us for this update from Jaci Kelleher from Stafford Owens Law Firm to help you keep up with and manage these changes.
WEBINAR WILL INCLUDE:

  • Information on the federal FMLA leave provisions going into effect on April 2nd
  • NYS Shared work program - can it work for you?
  • Unemployment changes and considerations

Can't make it? No worries, a recording of this webinar will be posted on our website,  northcountrychamber.com , at a later date.
NOTE: We will be using GoToWebinar for this. Please download and register for the FREE GoTo viewer on your mobile device (available for android and iphone in the app store) OR on your desktop. Your registration confirmation will contain a link that will lead you to the webinar on Friday morning. Talk to you then!
DEC ANNOUNCEMENT:
New York's Trout and Salmon Fishing Season Opens April 1
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that trout and salmon fishing season in New York State opens on Monday, April 1. Anglers can visit the  Department of Environmental Conservation's website  to view this spring's planned trout stocking!

Get outside and enjoy fishing on the Adirondack Coast (while still practicing safe social distancing, of course!).
The home page of the Chamber's website is now your go to resource for all things Coronavirus related. From information to help your business, health insurance, employee guidelines, restaurant offerings and CDC resources,  northcountrychamber.com  will hopefully make things a bit easier for you during this challenging time.
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North Country Chamber of Commerce
518.563.1000
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