8 employer resources to share with people laid off


This information was put together by the Seneca County Department of Job & Family Services. The first video shows people how to apply for unemployment benefits, with additional resources following it on a variety of relevant topics.


  • Worker’s Self-Service User Guide – this has screen shots showing how to apply for UC and how to file weekly claims.
  • Worker’s Guide to UC to answer unemployment questions
  • Coronavirus and Unemployment Benefits – Q & A page
  • Employee Guide - OhioMeansJobs sent this handout to a local manufacturer to give to employees who want to know how work will affect their unemployment. Please note - When a benefit is calculated, claimants will get correspondence telling them for how many weeks they are eligible and the total claim amount (the weekly benefit amount x the number of eligible weeks). The total claim amount can be collected over a period of 52 weeks. Therefore, if the individual is partially eligible or ineligible for a week of benefits due to wages, the amount not used can actually extend the number of weeks of benefits. The uncollected amount of a weekly benefit remains in the total benefit amount and can still be collected.
  • Seneca County Job and Family Services website: This has a Self-Service Portal to use to apply for cash, medical, and SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits.
  • Prevention, Retention, & Contingency (PRC) benefits: The Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) Program, is designed to provide benefits and services to eligible households with at least one minor child to overcome barriers to achieving or maintaining self-sufficiency and personal responsibility). This page gives an overview of the basic services and an application that can be downloaded.
  • Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (E-HEAP): This program helps with utility payments and is administered by the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership. The program was to expire 3/31/2020 but has been extended to 5/1/2020. This was verified on 3/26/2020.
  • Employers (not individuals) should contact Carol Kern, Business Services Liaison with OhioMeansJobs Seneca County, if they have any questions - Carol.Owen@jfs.ohio.gov or 419.680.3041 (cell).
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