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Job and Career Guide: Unemployment/Covid19 Relief

Get help finding a job or new career using the Newburgh Free Library

Job Resources

Job Resources

If you have been affected by COVID-19- related furloughs or layoffs, we hope that these employment resources may be of help to you.

NYS Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Links and Phone Numbers:

NYS Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Links and Phone Numbers:

NYS Dept of Labor- Unemployment FAQs

NEW Streamlined application for New Yorkers to apply for traditional Unemployment Insurance (UI) or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)   or call 1-888-209-8124

Step by step instructions for self-employed individuals to file a UI claim

Helpful information on Paid Family Leave

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance 

Forms and Publications

Helpful Phone Numbers:
Telephone Claims Center: 888-209-8124
To Claim Weekly Benefit: 888-581-5812
Accessing NY. Gov Online Accounts: 800-833-3000
(Access to a NY. Gov account Only)
General Information: 888-469-7365
 Prompts
    1. Unemployment Insurance related Question.
    2. Labor Standards (Unpaid Wages Claim Updates, Minimum Wage, Labor Laws.
    3. Worker Exploitation, Press 3
    4. Employer Online Services, Press 4
    5. DEWS, Press 5 (Career Center Services, 599 or Self-Employment, JobZone
       & Career Zone)
Employer Hotline: 888-899-8810 (For matters related to Employer Unemployment  Insurance Services)
Coronavirus Hotline: 888-364-3065

If you are a hearing impaired individual who is being assisted by another person, call the Telephone Claims Center at (888) 783-1370; however, if you use TTY/TDD, call a relay operator first at (800) 662-1220, and ask the operator to call the Telephone Claims Center at (888) 783-1370