LATEST EMPLOYER, EMPLOYEE AND CONSUMER LINKS
Updated 03/29 9:30 p.m.
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ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES DEFINED:
SBA DISASTER LOAN ASSISTANCE:
Dutchess County business are eligible for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program through the Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
To apply online go to: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/apply-for-disaster-loan/index.html
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- If you have questions or need assistance contact the Small Business Administration (800) 659-2955
- For further guidance and instruction on applying for an SBA loan you can also reach out to the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center (845) 802-9150
LOCAL LOAN ASSISTANCE:
If a small business needs immediate cash flow, they can apply for an Emergency Express Loan with Community Capital New York (CCNY) for up to $10,000 with expedited closing. Please see the terms in the link https://lnkd.in/dNiHUGP
FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES:
The state’s Shared Work Program which lets you keep trained staff and avoid layoffs. Employees can receive partial Unemployment Insurance benefits while working reduced hours. Full-time, part-time and seasonal employees are eligible. Here’s the link:
SURVEYING BUSINESS NEEDS FOR NOW AND IN PREPERATION FOR BUSINESS RESTORATION:
Click on the link below so that we can determine what your current and future needs are so we can find solutions and request assistance from the appropriate agency or government.
STATE CALL FOR PRODUCT AND MANUFACTURERS:
Additionally, amid a shortage of personal protective equipment — or PPE — products in the state, including gloves, masks and gowns, the Governor is asking all PPE product providers to sell to the state any products that are not essential or not currently being used. Businesses interested in selling products to the state should contact Simonida Subotic at 646-522-8477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Governor is also encouraging any company with the proper equipment or personnel to begin to manufacture PPE products if possible. The state is willing to provide funding to any company to obtains in the proper equipment and personnel. Businesses interested in receiving state funding to manufacture PPE products should contact Eric Gertler at 212-803-3100 or COVID19supplies@esd.ny.gov.
UNEMPLOYMENT FOR AFFECTED EMPLOYEES:
If you are filing a new Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim, the day you should apply is based on the first letter of your last name:
Monday – last name starts with A – F
Tuesday – last names starting with G – N
Wednesday – last names starting with O – Z
If you missed your filing day, file your claim on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Filing later in the week will not delay your payments or affect the date of your claim.
Any claim you file will be backdated to the date you became unemployed. If you are eligible, you will be paid for all benefits due.
The telephone filing hours have been extended as follows:
Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 7:30 pm.
Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Saturday, 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
Call to file 1-888-209-8124 or go online: https://applications.labor.ny.gov/IndividualReg/
If you are uncertain about your qualification for benefits, more information regarding the new federal act and other COVID-19 updates will be posted in the Frequently Asked Questions about Unemployment Insurance During the Coronavirus Emergency.
You can also visit: https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/cares-act.shtm
NYSDOL COVID-19 LABOR COMPLAINTS
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