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State Order Streamlines Unemployment Reporting Procedures

Vitalil Vodolazskyl

When businesses shut down or lay off employees, they are required to notify federal and the state governments. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing a change intended to make that process easier. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services knows many businesses will be laying off employees or shutting their doors because of the coronavirus problem. The agency’s Bret Crow says employers are being given one simple number to file under instead of individual ones.


"It will expedite the processing of benefits for employees who will lose their jobs because we want to make sure all employees receive seamless benefits and get benefits quicker.”


Employees who need to apply for unemployment benefits can do so online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 


Find more information about coronavirus related unemployment at the Department of Job and Family Services website.


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