If you’ve had to lay-off staff because of the COVID-19 public-pause, there’s some help available for your former employees. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued a March 17th Executive Order that makes it easier to qualify for unemployment benefits. You can read the full order here, but some of the changes the Order creates:
Unemployment benefits are administered by the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Employment Security Commission. They say the fastest way to get unemployment benefits is to apply online.
read through this Q&A on the ESC website. You can also call the ESC customer call center at 888-737-0259 – but as you might expect, they are experiencing call overload.
If you have good information or updates to add to this page, or if you have questions the Chamber can help you answer, please email Interim Executive Director Lisa V. Gray today. Stay safe please!