Latest Unemployment Information
CARES Act Information
News, Press Releases & Events/Job Fairs
Affected DWD Programs & Policies
DWD's COVID-19 Information
Latest Unemployment Insurance Information from DWD
- Media interviews featuring DWD Chief of Staff Josh Richardson
Media interviews featuring DWD Chief of Staff Josh Richardson
PODCAST: What you Need to Know about Unemployment Now
IBJ | Monday, April 6
CORONAVIRUS: IMPACT ON INDIANA JOBS
Inside INdiana Business | Monday, April 5
Indiana works on solution to process over 170,000 unemployment claims in past 2 weeks
Fox 59 | Wednesday, April 1
Vigo County unemployment taking direct hit due to COVID-19
WTWO/WAVW | Friday, March 27
How to file for unemployment in Indiana if you’ve lost your job during the coronavirus pandemic
Fox59 Channel 59 Indianapolis (Fox) | Wednesday, March 25
Experts say to file for employment as soon as possible in the wake of coronavirus layoffs
WSBT Channel 22 South Bend (CBS/Fox) | Tuesday, March 24
PODCAST: How to claim unemployment benefits
WPTA Channel 21 Fort Wayne (ABC) | Tuesday, March 24
As unemployment claims surge, how Indiana's benefits compare to neighboring states
Indianapolis Star | Monday, March 23
Unemployed service workers look for solutions amid coronavirus outbreak
WTWO Channel 2 Terre Haute (NBC) | Monday, March 23
More than 20k Hoosiers File for Unemployment in a Week
WTHI Channel 10 Terre Haute (Fox/CBS) | Friday, March 20
Filing for unemployment? Most applications will start at a computer
WTHR Channel 13 Indianapolis (NBC) | Thursday, March 19
Unemployment Numbers are on the Rise, Here is How you Can File a Claim
WLFI Channel 18 Lafayette (CBS) | Thursday, March 19
You may be eligible for unemployment and not know it
WISH TV Channel 8 Indianapolis | Thursday, March 19
Indiana Moves to Loosen Unemployment Eligibility
WIBC 93.1 FM Indianapolis | Wednesday, March 18
Need to file for unemployment? Hoosiers urged to seek benefits online
WRTV Channel 6 Indianapolis (ABC) | Tuesday, March 18
CARES Act Information
$600 FPUC Unemployment Insurance Benefits Begin
News, Press Releases & Events/Job Fairs
COVID-19 in the News
Updates from Gov. Holcomb
4/17/20: Holcomb eyes May reopening
DWD Affected Programs & Policies
High School Equivalency Testing
In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Department of Workforce Development has decided to waive the 60-day time limit for HSE testing (High School Equivalency Testing, DWD Policy 2019-01). Any candidate who has sat for the HSE test from January 17, 2020 on and has not completed all 5 tests shall have the 60-day time limit waived. This waiver shall remain in effect until further notice.Indiana HSE candidates must complete the full battery of HSE tests within sixty (60) calendar days from the start of the first subtest. It is not necessary for candidates to pass all subtests during this timeframe. If the full battery of HSE tests remains incomplete on the sixty-first (61st) day, test scores for completed subtests will be invalidated. Candidates whose scores are invalidated must retake the invalidated tests utilizing a different test form. They will then have sixty (60) calendar days to complete the full HSE test battery. Go to HSE page.
Office for Career and Technical Schools
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Accreditation Information
OCTS is charged with insuring that “the premises and conditions under which the students work and study are sanitary, healthful, and safe according to modern standards.” (IC 22-4.1-21-23 (6)) Please see the OCTS COVID-19 Memo for additional information. Go to OCTS page.
No new Applications for Adult Education and IELCE grant funding will be accepted for this grant competition. (The deadline was Friday, April 10, 2020.) Award notifications will be announced before the beginning of the new program year, July 1, 2020. Go to Adult Ed Grants & Forms page.
For additional Adult Ed Updates, visit the Program Policy & Guidance page
IN State Department of Health:
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home page: https://coronavirus.IN.gov
Hoosiers by the Numbers
This page compiles some of the most useful data available to understand the size, scale and scope of the COVID-19 pandemic. http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/covid19.asp
Worker's Compensation Board of Indiana: https://www.in.gov/wcb/
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
Interagency Statement on Pandemic Planning. This guidance reminds financial institutions that business continuity plans should address the threat of a pandemic outbreak and its potential impact on the delivery of critical financial services.
Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering
Interactive map. Shows the coronavirus spread in real-time.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Coronavirus Resource Center. This resource page supports the public, business community and insurance professionals understand and manage the risks of the current outbreak of COVID-19.
Society for Human Resource Management
Coronavirus Information and FAQs. This document and the FAQs are intended to provide general information about the novel coronavirus, including how it is transmitted and how you can prevent infection. It does not constitute legal advice on this topic.
World Health Organization
COVID-19 advice for the public: Myth busters.
Getting your workplace ready. This document provides tips to take action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak for businesses and employers.
Federal Gov. Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel. This page includes information about COVID-19 for travelers and travel-related industries.
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus 2019. The CDC will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.
Handouts and Posters. Download and print fact sheets to post in your office
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
COVID-19 website. This provides infection prevention information specifically for workers and employers. OSHA is actively reviewing and responding to any complaints regarding workplace protection from novel coronavirus, as well as conducting outreach activities.
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. The guidance, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is designed to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace.
Wage and Hour Division
COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies website. This provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, including effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Guidance for federal employees and outlines Federal Employees’ Compensation Act coverage as it relates to the novel coronavirus.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act. This technical assistance document provides information about Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and pandemic planning in the workplace.
White House Task Force on Coronavirus
Actions for All Americans. This four-page slide deck provides, in part, key tips for keeping workplaces safe when dealing with COVID-19.
A Framework for Mitigation: Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission. The document provides a series of mitigation strategies that state and local health departments may consider employing upon local transmission of COVID-19.