Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our offices are closed to the public until further notice.
To download the Cares Act 2020 Youth Application, please click here

Additional COVID-19 resources

For the most comprehensive, up to date information nationally and locally please visit the State of Connecticut COVID-19 portal and the CDC COVID-19 Resource page.

As businesses in Connecticut gradually start to reopen, we are also eagerly looking forward to getting back to our normal schedules and will begin to see customers on Monday, July 6th, 2020 by appointment ONLY.

We have developed COVID-19 related precautions to protect both you and our staff.  We want to make you aware of them before your arrival so that you can plan your visit accordingly. If you do not speak English, you will be made aware of the procedures orally or in writing in your native or preferred language.

When you arrive at your designated time, you will contact your Career Navigator prior to entering the building. Some transactions will not require you to enter the building and this will be determined by your Career Navigator. The main entrance will not be open nor used to enter/exit the building. Your Career Navigator will advise you which door to enter/exit from.

If you are entering the building, you will have your temperature taken and be asked to complete a questionnaire about your health. You will be asked to wear a mask to enter the building and for the duration of your visit. If you do not have a mask, you will be provided with one.

There will be numerous hand sanitizing stations available to use.

Your safety is important to us and we have made sanitizing a priority to assure it. Your meeting area will be sanitized prior and after your visit, your Career Navigator will wear a mask and you will be asked to sit behind a sneeze guard.  All writing utensils will also be provided and sanitized before and after your use.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Links for Updated CT DOL on filing here (4/7/2020)

Helpful information for claimants

The same information is available by viewing these Frequently asked questions by CTDOL, or downloading this PDF about questions about filing.

If you are a client of JFES, SNAP, HUSKY or use any DSS services, you can find information here.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

CT Recovery Bridge Loan Program

To provide emergency cash flow relief to small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by the coronavirus, Connecticut is now offering qualifying organizations with 100 or fewer employees access to no-interest loans. Under the Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan program, a qualifying business or nonprofit organization can apply for a loan of up to $75,000 or three months of operating expenses (whichever is lesser). This $25 million short-term emergency loan program will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The program will be administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and expedited with the administrative and underwriting support of Connecticut Innovations.

Eligibility
To be considered for this program, your business or nonprofit must:

  • Have no more than 100 employees
  • Be in good standing with the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) & DECD 
  • Have been profitable prior to March 10, 2020— with no adverse personal credit reports 60 days past due the past six months
  • Not be involved in real estate, multi-level marketing, adult entertainment, cannabis or firearms; nor be a state elected public official or state employee

Terms & Conditions

  • Loan maximum of (a) $75,000 or (b) three months operating expenses, whichever is less
  • 0% interest rate
  • 12-month term, with 6-month extension available per request 
  • Freely pre-payable
  • Working capital loan
  • Personal guarantee and credit score required 

How to Apply

 Click here to apply

If you are a small business with operations effected by COVID-19 please check the links below for assistance:
Governor Lamont's Executive Order - COVID - 19
English - SBA Disaster Assistance News release
Spanish - SBA asistencia en caso de desastre a las pequeñas empresas
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan information
SBA resource guide to loan information
IRS information regarding payroll & taxes
Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program (MVP)

EMPLOYER and CITIZEN RESOURCES

Northwestern CT Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Guide
Danbury, CT information
Waterbury, CT information
Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employees

JOB SEEKER RESOURCES/JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE

If you are seeking employment, please see a list of employers hiring essential workers immediately by clicking HERE.

Register on CTHIRES.com
- Create Resume
- Search for jobs
- View online workshops
- Research labor market information

To make an appointment for a virtual/over the phone employment support session with Career Resource, INC please click here.
For a national registry of jobs available now, please visit https://needajobnow.usnlx.com/

CHILDCARE RESOURCES

Search for a childcare program near you via 2-1-1

The Goddard School - Danbury

AaBbCc Early Learning Center of Danbury

 

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