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Employment and Assistance Resources for New Jersey Community College Students and Community Members Affected by the Coronavirus

Do you need a job?

Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community:

 

https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/

 

Have you lost your job or work hours been reduced?

If you have lost your job, your work hours have been reduced, or your place of work has closed you may qualify for unemployment insurance. Please see the COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Flier from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and visit the following website for more information:

 

https://myunemployment.nj.gov/

Has your job been impacted?
New Jersey has among the most comprehensive Earned Sick Leave, Temporary Disability, and Family Leave Insurance laws in the country, which cover all employees – full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal. Please see the COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Flier from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and visit the following website for more information: 


https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml

If you and/or your family own a business

The New Jersey Business Action Center has compiled information on guidance and economic assistance for businesses:

 

https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/collections/2198378-information-for-nj-businesses-on-the-coronavirus-outbreak

If you need food or financial assistance

If you and/or your family are in need of food or financial assistance, you may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), and/or General Assistance (GA):

https://www.njhelps.org/

If you need help paying home energy bills

The Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program:

https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/hea.html

If you need help paying the rent
The State Rental Assistance Program provides rental assistance grants. To get more information and determine your eligibility, visit:

 

https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/srap.html

If you are caring for family members with special needs

The New Jersey Department of Human Services has guidance for individuals and families caring for people with developmental disabilities: 

 

https://nj.gov/humanservices/coronavirus.html

More information on the Coronavirus can be found at: https://www.njccc.org/coronavirus