As businesses begin to reopen, the Washington Employment Security Department wants to help answer your questions. They’ve developed a Return-To-Work FAQ to answer common questions from workers and employers. Can workers refuse work and collect unemployment? If workers fall ill, are they eligible for unemployment? Answers to these and other questions can be found in their Workers Q&A and Business Q&A. They also offer several resources as employers gradually reopen and bring workers back. The SharedWork program provides employers flexibility to bring employees back and retain their workers at reduced hours.
Expand your business with the Everett Public Library
In case you missed it, the Everett Public Library is hosting a small business tech series on Wednesdays in June at 4 p.m. to help you build and brand your small business. Bring your questions and get feedback from tech-savvy librarians. The series is free, open to all and will cover the basics of using Google, YouTube, and a free library database to grow business contacts and generate new leads. Learn more: epls.org/smallbusiness:
- June 3: Connect with Customers and Manage Your Business Remotely (watch it here)
- June 10: Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps
- June 17: Quickly Generate Lead Lists for Your Business with a Free Library Database
- June 24: Use YouTube to Grow Your Business
There’s a lot of information out there these days and it changes often. The Washington State Department of Health’s blog is a great way to stay informed and up to date on the latest news and information. This week’s blog post highlights the top five most important things to know about the pandemic right now:
- Six feet away, buddy!
- I care about you
- This is how we open the economy
- We know how to beat this
- We must address racism and COVID-19 at the same time
Learn more by reading the blog post and help spread the facts about COVID-19.