Listings for COVID-19 / Joblessness/Unemployment
The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has drastically changed all of our lives. Due to the severity of the crisis, many new resources are being developed to get information and resources out to people in need. People over the age of 60 and those with pre-existing health conditions are most at risk for COVID-19. To protect yourself from COVID-19 it is best to stay home and practice increased routine hygiene. Be sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of at least 60%. Do not touch your face, eyes, mouth, or nose. Avoid physical contact with people outside of your home, the CDC recommends a distance of at least six feet between people. Cough and sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue that is immediately discarded into the trash. Wash and disinfect commonly used surfaces often. To get more resources and information about COVID-19, dial 2-1-1.
If you were employed and lost a job from COVID-19, here are an assortment of resources to file for unemployment and to look for new jobs. Many unemployment benefits have been expanded to deal with this growing health crisis. Wait times may be long, continue to try back on resources you weren't able to get a hold of at first.
Arizona @ Work
Arizona @ Work works with employers who are still hiring and need immediate help. Visit their website for the most current listing.
Arizona Department of Economic Security
State of Arizona
Unemployment Insurance Benefits
PO Box 29225
Phoenix, AZ 85038-9225
(877) 600-2722Fax: (520) 770-3357
If you've lost your job during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance. Due to the unprecedented levels of phone calls to DES, you may get a busy signal. Continue trying to connect and try applying online.
M-F: 7 AM - 6 PM
Pima County One-Stop
Through the hotline, workforce development specialists will be able to refer job-seekers to open job listings and can assist callers with online application for unemployment benefits.