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RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYEES/ WORKFORCE

Resources for Remote Work
NFIB: Small Business Resources

Work In Texas
Job Board

Essential Workers
Essential Workers Travel Form – TX Dept of Agriculture

Essential Workers List - Department of Homeland Security
ADVISORY MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE 


Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT)

Analysis: What Does The CARES Act Cover? 
Congress’s latest coronavirus relief package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history and will allocate $2.2 trillion in support to individuals and businesses affected by the pandemic and economic downturn. Many people have questions about how the new law impacts their families and businesses.

What You Need To Know About the CARES Act: Emergency Loan Guide _ 
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses and nonprofits keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to eligible organizations. Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward

Department of Labor: Know Your Rights
Department of Labor 
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for enforcing some of the nation’s most comprehensive federal labor laws on topics including the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, child labor, family and medical leave, migrant and seasonal worker protections, lie detector tests, worker protections in certain temporary guest worker programs, and the prevailing wages for government-funded service and construction contracts. 

Internet Access
Local Provider: Zochnet 

Economic Impact Payments - For Taxpayers
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which the president signed on March 27, provides direct economic impact payments to Americans for financial relief during the coronavirus pandemic. Payments are available to adult residents who are not dependent on another taxpayer and have a work-eligible Social Security Number.

Resources from Texas Workforce Commission

JOBS NOW - Find jobs in the rural capital area, including Lee County
Rural Capital Area Employers are contacting TWC with immediate job openings throughout our region.  Jobs are posted by county

If you are an employer who would like to have your openings added to this page, please email our Business Services Team at businessservices@ruralcapital.net

Texas Workforce Commission – Covid-19 Resources for Employers

Texas Workforce Commission – Mass Claims for Unemployment Benefits

Texas Workforce Commission – Preventing and Managing Layoffs
Texas Shared Work Program