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Prince George's County Hourly Employee Relief Fund

According to the American Payroll Association, nearly 3 in 4 American workers would have difficulty paying their bills if they missed just one paycheck.

We understand that immediate needs can not wait. We want to help those hourly workers meet immediate needs, such as utilities, gas, and food. Because of this unprecedented pandemic, Employ PG, in partnership with the Greater Washington Community Foundation, has launched the PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY COVID-19 HOURLY EMPLOYEE RELIEF FUND!

Prince George’s County residents who have been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for a $200 EPG Visa Cash Card.

Applications will open Monday, April 6th, at employpgedge.com.

Priority will be given to Prince George’s County residents who were earning $19 or less per hour prior to their layoff.

Please use Google Chrome Browser instead of Internet Explorer to apply for the fund.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Employ Prince George’s wants to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the newly launched Prince George’s County COVID-19 Hourly Employee Relief Fund. Read here

#COVID-19 Job Seeker Resources

Due to the recent developments and spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Employ Prince George’s and the Prince George’s County American Job Center Community Network are taking the necessary safety precautions to protect job seekers, business partners, and staff. In the best interest of everyone, Employ Prince George’s offices, the American Job Center Largo, the Youth Career Center, and the Latin American Youth Center will be closed to the public through April 24, 2020.

During this time, we have shifted our offices to a telework environment that took effect on March 16, 2020. Information on virtual services and contact information for Employ Prince George’s staff are provided below.

When we say #WeAreEPG, it is more than a hashtag for us, it is our motto. During this time, we are here to help. You have resources, YOU HAVE US. Employ Prince George’s is committed to Prince George’s County!

Our staff is dedicated to continuing operations and to serving you through this difficult time. Please find contact information for EPG staff on our website or by clicking the links below:

Job seekers

Job seekers requesting workforce development services should contact Employ Prince George’s Workforce Services Division at WSD@co.pg.md.us or call our main phone (301) 618-8445 and leave a voicemail. Messages will be distributed throughout the day and responded to by the appropriate person.

General questions and/or entities contracting with Employ Prince George’s should contact Employ Prince George’s Administrative Division at adminandcontracts@co.pg.md.us.

Press and Media inquiries should be directed to Jamie Gunnell at JNGunnell@co.pg.md.us.

Please continue to monitor our social media pages and websites (www.EmployPG.org and www.pgcajc.com) for updates.

Resources To Help During This Time Filing For Unemployment

The Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Unemployment Insurance manages Maryland’s Unemployment Insurance Benefit Administration. The Division of Unemployment Insurance offices located in the American Job Center Largo are currently closed to the public and are operating with limited staff.

Division of Unemployment Insurance

They are continuing to accept claims for unemployment insurance benefits, which are available for those who have become unemployed through no fault of their own, online.

We strongly encourage you to utilize their NetClaims application to file your claim online by clicking the button below.

filing a claim?

If your employment or business has been impacted by the coronavirus, please read our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions before filing a claim.

Searching For Employment

The Maryland Workforce Exchange is a powerful online portal for job seekers and workforce services systems, accessible by computer or phone. It is specifically designed for job seekers, students, case managers, employers, training providers, workforce professionals, and others, seeking benefits, job postings, and other services. The system provides fast access to a complete set of employment tools in one website.

Download the App or go visit the website by clicking the following link to create a profile and find employment.

COVID-19 Business Resources

Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation is dedicated to keeping the Business Community up to date with Local and State resources and news to assist its operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

For additional information on COVID-19 related business resources, please contact the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation at www.pgcedc.com/covid19.

Click the button below to read President and CEO David Iannucci’s Letter to the Business Community.

Businesses

Businesses requesting workforce development services should contact Employ Prince George’s Office of Business Services at BusinessServices@co.pg.md.us.

GET IN TOUCH

Thank you for taking time to review these resources. As a community, we can work together to minimize the impact of COVID-19 and ensure that those who are vulnerable to the illness can access care and trustworthy information.

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