The CARES Act and the NYS programs for unemployed individuals is really new and important. There is traditional unemployment insurance. But there is also Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)- this is up to $600 available to people who unemployed because they are sick, have sick relatives, cannot commute etc.
- NYC website: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/helpnownyc/index.page
- What You Need to Know and Do About the CARES Act
- Relief For Workers Affected By Corona Virus Act
- NYC Small Business Resources
Career/Job Search Resources
- Career Success Action Guide
- LinkedIn - Who's hiring right now
- Immediate Jobs Are Available Search LinkedIn for hashtags: #coronavirushiring #hiringnow #openpositions
- Indeed Career Guide - What to do if your job is affected by COVID-19
- New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is hiring temporary per diem workers to assist with general maintenance at properties throughout the city. If you're 18 years of age, able to perform heavy physical labor and available to be called as needed this spring, contact your local NYCHA Property Management Office for more info.
- Glassdoor - 33 Companies eager to hire amid COVID-19
- Career Onestop Resources
Grow With GoogleLearn from anywhere! Google Resources
- Get organized with Google Drive
- Learn to use spreadsheets for projects
- Track due dates and tasks in Gmail
- Tips to keep you on track as you study at home
- Take bite-sized marketing and business lessons
- Begin coding through quick lessons on your phone
Finding a Job during Challenging Economic Times
- Create a structured recovery plan.
- Build and grow your professional network.
- Improve your interviewing skills.
Food and Other ResourcesUSS CUNY COVID-19 Resource Bank
Assistance for Individuals: Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on New York City's workforce, the City of New York has developed a list of resources for those who may be unemployed due to COVID-19 or are seeking additional assistance. The list below will be updated frequently. For more information on the City's response to COVID-19, please visit NYC.gov/coronavirus or call 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115). You can also text "COVID" to 692-692 for updates and information, or text "COVIDESP" to 692-692 for updates in Spanish.
- The City has created the GetFoodNYC food delivery program to provide food for coronavirus (COVID-19)-vulnerable and food-insecure New Yorkers not currently served through existing food delivery programs. This program is available to you if you:
- Are unable to go out and get food for yourself, AND
- Do not have someone else in your household who can get food for you, AND
- Do not have a family member, friend, or neighbor who lives nearby who can get food for you, AND
- Do not receive food from Meals on Wheels, God's Love We Deliver or a similar service, AND
- Are not able to afford food delivery from a restaurant or grocery store.
- Visit ACCESS HRA to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/food stamps)
- NYC Department for the Aging provides home-delivered meals are available for seniors ages 60 years and older who may have disabilities, access, or functional needs.
- FoodHelp NYC displays a map of free food resources across the city, including food pantries and Grab & Go meals at NYC Schools, available for all children or adults in need.
- HungerFree NYC publishes Neighborhood Guides to Food and Assistance. These guides covers all neighborhoods in NYC by zip code and are available in multiple languages.
- City Harvest rescues excess food and delivers it, free of charge, to community food programs to help feed New Yorkers experiencing food insecurity. Through our nine Mobile Markets, City Harvest distributes fresh produce in all five boroughs.
- Additional resources: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/helpnownyc/get-help/individuals.page
Resources for Remote Work(THANKS TO EILIS WASSERMAN, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, FOR SHARING THESE RESOURCES)
Remote Job Boards
- https://www.flexjobs.com/ (note- this does have a subscription fee to view all job information but you can get a sense still of what types of jobs are posted and I am mentioning it because it is very popular and reputable within the world of remote/flexible jobs)
- Workplaceless: a great professional development organization for remote work, they help universities and businesses understand how to best learn, grow and lead remotely. https://www.workplaceless.com/
- Learn the language & skills of remote work: The Remote Work Dictionary AND the Remote Work Competency Model will help job seekers understand this realm. https://www.workplaceless.com/blog/remote-work-dictionary & https://www.workplaceless.com/blog/remote-work-competency-model
How You Can Help
We greatly appreciate any support you can offer to help the City's COVID-19 relief efforts. Learn more about the different ways you can contribute: