Unemployment is on the rise in Northern Michigan and all around the nation.
State information exhibits that jobless charges rose by practically a share level throughout Michigan.
Final week, 281,000 folks filed for unemployment, a 33% bounce from the earlier week, in keeping with the Division of Labor.
Michigan has shutdown many public areas, together with colleges, bars and eating places, which places 1000’s with out a regular paycheck.
Northwest Michigan Works! Director Lisa Schut helps a whole lot of individuals file for unemployment, discover a job and get again on their toes.
The silver lining is that there are nonetheless locations hiring. Schut says Meijer and Fortunate’s Market are a number of of the employers searching for additional assist.
“There are jobs on the market. We may help you get related to the roles that you just want and we’re prepared to try this,” stated Schut.
Former server Laura Lueck dropped by the workplace Thursday to file for unemployment. She was let go from McGee’s restaurant earlier this week.
“That was my solely job, my solely paycheck,” stated Lueck. “I solely have a pair weeks left of unemployment and after that, if this don’t come again, I don’t know what I’ll do.”
Northwest Michigan Works! has a wide range of assets accessible for you on-line.
Click on here to be linked to their help packages.
Resulting from unfold of coronavirus, the places of work will solely be open to these with an appointment. You’ll be able to schedule one in Traverse Metropolis, Cadillac, Manistee and Petoskey. Click on here.
Click on here to see methods to file for unemployment.