Business & Job Resources
State of Maryland - Information for Businesses
State UnemploymentThe Unemployment Insurance (UI) program pays benefits to workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own and meet the program’s eligibility requirements. If residents are temporarily or permanently laid off as a result of COVID-19 they can apply for unemployment insurance Individuals who have had their hours reduced as a result of the pandemic they might qualify for partial benefits Individuals can apply for unemployment through the Maryland Department of Labor Call centers are open from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm, with a large volume of claims the call centers are very busy – individuals are strongly encouraged to use the NetClaims online application.
Maryland Department of Commerce
Expanded Unemployment Insurance BenefitsThe federal CARES Act expanded unemployment insurance benefits nationwide, giving access to sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed workers. Maryland will provide all three expanded unemployment programs: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation.
Upon availability, benefits will be paid back to the earliest date of eligibility. Please use the following link to monitor progress as these programs come online and sign up to receive email updates when filing opens for PUA benefits: http://dllr.state.md.us/employment/unemployment.shtml
Anne Arundel Workforce Development CorporationThe Anne Arundel Career Center is closed to public visitors until further notice. Services are still being offered virtually. AAWDC has compiled a list of resources that are available while the center is closed. These include:
- Unemployment Insurance
- Career Center / Career Development Services
- Business Solutions
- Employment Opportunities
Maryland Department of Labor
BEACON One-Stop Tutorial VideosThe Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Unemployment Insurance has provided four new tutorial videos to help Marylanders navigate the new BEACON One-Stop. All four videos can be found directly on the Maryland Department of Labor homepage.
Anne Arundel Economic Corporation
The Childcare Providers Support Grant aims to assist Anne Arundel County licensed family childcare homes and childcare centers that have seen a significant decrease in enrollment over the last six months. Support for the initiative comes from $3 million of Anne Arundel County’s CARES Act funds.
Childcare Providers Support Program