Community and Business Resources
The Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center staff is working with employers looking for talent due to surges experienced with COVID-19. Our team is working with Kentucky's Workforce and Education Cabinet and Career Centers across the state to identify talent currently experiencing job loss due to COVID-19.
Important Information on the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Relief information for employers and employees
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.
For more detailed information, see the fact sheet and press releases provided to SKED by Congressman Hal Rogers' Office below:
U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, IRS AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCE PLAN TO IMPLEMENT CORONAVIRUS-RELATED PAID LEAVE FOR WORKERS AND TAX CREDITS FOR SMALL AND MIDSIZE BUSINESSES TO SWIFTLY RECOVER THE COST OF PROVIDING CORONAVIRUS-RELATED LEAVE
For more information, contact The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.
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Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corp.
Apply on-line for Unemployment Benefits/Low Interest Loans
To all employees, employers, small business owners
You can file on-line for unemployment and low-interest loans. Please share the links below for unemployment benefiting employers and employees and for low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. Please call the chamber office at 606 439-2659 if you need assistance.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES AND CHAMBER MEMBERS (Perry County)
Dear Buiness Leaders and Chamber Members,
The Hazard Perry County Chamber of Commerce is closely monitoring the situation with the Coronavirus around the country and state, staying connected to other community stakeholders, such as the City of Hazard, the Perry County Health Department, ARH, Perry County Judge Executive and others. We are trying to be as pro-active for our citizens and businesses with the evolving situation. Post are being updated several times a day on the Chamber, City of Hazard, and the Perry County social media accounts. We are all working together to pull as many resources together as possible. See the information attached and listed below for help with businesses. Please contact the chamber with any questions or concerns and I will try my best to answer as we all work through this together.
Betsy Clemons, Executive Director
Hazard Perry County Chamber of Commerce
601 Main Street
Hazard, KY 41701
606 439-2659/email email@example.com
Intuit Resources for Small Business
Intuit has launched a partnership with GoFundMe as an additional resource for small businesses across our nation. Please feel free to share the link with community and business partners as needed. We also have a direct access link shared on our SYKES Hazard Facebook page. This initiative by Intuit encourages local small businesses to set up a GoFundMe page and set a fundraising goal. That goal could essentially be to cover all payroll or business expenses for the next 4 weeks or 8 weeks, etc. The business owner will create the page, set their needed financial goal and then Intuit and the community will be able to donate directly to that business' financial goal. It's not a loan or anything the business would be expected to pay back.
OEK regional leaders
below you will see how we are working to help our local businesses get the info they need:
As we enter an unprecedented time, our organization along with the chambers of commerce, SOAR, EKCEP, local economic developers, and other partners are actively keeping our finger on the pulse of this constantly evolving situation. As you may know, the federal government is enacting assistance measures and stimulus for our most impacted businesses. In a day and time where we are all thinking about how more proactive we should have been, or could be going forward, One East Kentucky wishes to begin compiling a list of all businesses who may have already, or could over the coming weeks, be adversely impacted by the Coronavirus. This will allow our staff to quickly ensure that any guidelines, paperwork, or information can be immediately and efficiently disseminated to those companies once they are released. Currently, the state of KY is going through the necessary steps to ensure the entire Commonwealth may qualify for these modes of assistance. So let’s be ready to push this info out as soon as it is available.
If you know of any company that may wish to take advantage of the forthcoming federal assistance, please have them fill out the form at this link: Covid-19 Business Impact Response Questionnaire you may send us the business name, primary contact person, and a valid email address directly via email. One East Kentucky is putting together a page on our website that will be live soon to compile federal information as well so that it can be accessed at any time