COVID-19 Job Seeker Resources
Job Seekers: Register with JobGet! (free)
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): Federal program provides up to 39 weeks of benefits to self-employed workers, independent contractors, gig economy workers, and people with limited work history who can’t work as a direct result of Coronavirus.
COVID-19 Resources for Employers, Businesses, & Partners
- Employers! JobGet connects you with job seekers quickly and efficiently
- Use referral code ‘mhcentralhire’ (no punctuation) for a free six-month trial
– Through November 12, the Commonwealth is making more grant funding available through the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) for small business affected by the pandemic.
- Eligibility and Funding: Businesses with five (5) or fewer employees can receive up to $25,000. Businesses with 50 or fewer employees can receive up to $75,000.
- To Qualify: Must be a for-profit entity in good standing with the state and city, document a loss of income and have been in operation prior to June 30, 2019.
- Funding Priority: Businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, and/or members of other underrepresented groups, in Massachusetts Gateway Cities, and those most negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Preference: Businesses with the greatest need that have not received other federal pandemic assistance.
- To qualify, a small business must: 1) Employ between 3 – 20 people, 2) Be located in an economically vulnerable community, and 3) Have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program: Up to $2M in low-interest loans to small businesses and nonprofits severely impacted by COVID-19. Small business owners in all U.S. states are eligible to apply for a loan advance of up to $10,000.