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Resources for Employees


Louisiana Workforce Commission
For Employees: Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) Guidance for Workers & Unemployment Eligibility Changes
The Louisiana Workforce Commission has made changes to unemployment to help workers across the state whose jobs were impacted by the coronavirus. The changes mean more people may be eligible for unemployment insurance. The work search requirement and one week waiting period have been waived. Those who may qualify include:
  • Workers whose hours were reduced because of lack of work due to coronavirus
  • Employees who are not being compensated despite their workplace temporarily closing
  • Employees instructed not to go to work, and who are not being paid while at home

Those employees may file a claim online at or by calling the claim center at 866-783-5567. You must answer "yes" to the question "Are you filing for unemployment insurance benefits for reasons related to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?".

LEDA Virtual Job Fair

LEDA has hosted the LEDA Virtual Job Fair since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Job seekers can search local job postings by category.

COVID-19 Help Wanted

These businesses are hiring additional workers to meet customer demand during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick or family leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Individuals impacted by COVID-19 may apply for assistance. DCFS will implement new provisions as outlined in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes additional food assistance for some families in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) today opened the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to support essential critical infrastructure personnel. Interested families must complete the CCAP Pandemic Protective Services Crisis Application. Upon approval, initial certification will be valid for 30 days. If the public health crisis continues beyond 30 days, the LDOE will reassess applications.

Louisiana Wallet

LA Wallet, the state of Louisiana's official digital driver's license, will be made available to residents free of charge. The all-digital identification and driver's license app will suspend its fee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The digital license is valid for the life of the user’s license issuance. Once a user’s physical license expires, they must renew their license with the OMV and purchase a new digital license through LA Wallet.

Resources for Restaurants

The website has information for restaurants to make fact-based decisions during the COVID-19 event. The site has links for employers, employees, and links to interim work opportunities for those facing decreased work opportunities.

Assistance for Artists, Musicians, and Service Industry Workers

Federal Housing Finance Agency

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) and the Federal Home Loan Banks are taking steps to help people who have been impacted by the Coronavirus.  If your ability to pay your mortgage is impacted, and your loan is owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, you may be eligible to delay making your monthly mortgage payments for a temporary period.


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