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Unemployment in the time of COVID-19

Unemployment in the time of COVID-19

COVID-19 presents unique challenges for employees as unemployment rises, furloughs increase, and questions become more complicated to answer. Join the City of Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs’ Office of Workforce Development and Community Learning Center, and the Job Connector by MIT as we discuss unemployment in the time of COVID-19.

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Employee Rights & Unemployment Benefits

Thursday, May 14, 2020
10:00am-11:00am
Local employment attorney Beth Myers discusses the legal aspects of employment and unemployment during COVID-19.
  • Laws that protect an employed person’s rights to timely payment and benefits
  • CARES Act & new eligibility for unemployment
  • New protections for employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Helpful for: Local employment service providers, Cambridge residents

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Applying for Unemployment Benefits

Thursday, May 21, 2020
10:00am-11:00am
The City's Community Learning Center and Office of Workforce Development explain the application process for Unemployment Insurance.
  • Step-by-step walkthrough of the unemployment application
  • Overview of common pitfalls users experience when trying to apply
  • Question and answer session

Event Video  |   Presentation

Helpful for: Cambridge residents

FREE Zoom Webinar

Staying Job Ready

Thursday, May 28, 2020
10:00am-11:00am
The Job Connector by MIT presents tips and strategies on how to stay “job ready” during COVID-19.
  • Tips on writing an effective resume and cover letter
  • Professionally navigating phone and Zoom interviews
  • Debunking common employment rumors during COVID-19

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Helpful for: Cambridge residents



This program series is sponsored by the City of Cambridge and MIT and is not affiliated with the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) or other state or federal agencies.


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