“ALL HANDS ON DECK” AT DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TO ASSIST WITH UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS, BUSINESS NEEDS
Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Commerce Ed Gaunch joined the panel today and provided this update:
Under the Governor’s directive, all West Virginia Department of Commerce agencies are operating in an “all hands on deck” manner to assist our fellow West Virginians at this time.
WorkForceWV has processed more than 41,500 initial claims for benefits since the Governor’s Executive Order issued on March 19, 2020. In addition, they have processed more than 10,000 low earnings claims.
Please keep in mind, if you file late in the week, it is possible the initial benefit may not be delivered the following week due to processing time. However, the benefit you are due will be provided the following week with your second week’s benefit.
The West Virginia Development Office is working with federal and state agencies to help navigate the clearest path to connecting resources with our businesses impacted by this situation.
The Development Office is also launching a COVID-19 Business Relief Directory at the West Virginia Development Office’s website. To access this resource, go to westvirginia.gov/COVID19
The site will be updated as additional resources and information are released.