Workforce Development Resources for Employers Impacted by COVID-19 

Go here to access the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's COVID-19 Guide (compilation of all state & federal resources). PWDA is providing excerpts below of information supporting PA businesses whose workforce and operations are impacted.  
  • Reopening under Governor's Order:
    • Governor's - Business FAQs - Guidance on business operations during the reopening phases. 
    • Preparing your workplace for COVID-19 social distancing and safety requirements: Find a useful playbook created by Catalyst Connections.
  • Looking to Hire? Statewide PA CareerLink(R) Contacts:  Find news and contact information here on how to stay up to date on resources and assistance from PA CareerLinks(R) across the Commonwealth
  • Resources if you're furloughing and laying off staff: 
    • L&I Unemployment Insurance Requirements for Employers 
    • L&I Shared Work Program - temporarily reduce the hours of work rather than laying off. 
    • Strategic Early Warning/Layoff Aversion - need assistance when you're asking "Can I continue operations? Or will i need to close my business?" 
    • Required WARN Notifications for Layoffs - if you're laying off, refer here to the notification requirements established in federal law.
  • Financial Assistance - Loans and  Working Capital Assistance 
    • Federal Relief including Loans and Disaster Assistance  
      • Paycheck Protection Program 
      • Employee Retention 
      • SBA Disaster Assistance 
  • Tax Relief Information
    • Internal Revenue Service - extends tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020 
    • Federal Tax Credits - available through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act, including
      • Emergency Leave Requirements 
      • Emergency Leave Tax Credits for Employers 

 Looking for general health updates - the PA Department of Health is providing up to date information on COVID19 including daily press conferences.