Employment Assistance and Information

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor's (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.

More the latest information, please visit https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave

Paid Emergency Leave

Provides two weeks of paid sick leave and up to three months of paid family and medical leave for many workers. https://paidleave.wa.gov 

Amazon jobs

Amazon is opening 100,000 new full and part-time positions across the U.S. in the fulfillment centers and delivery network to meet the surge in demand from people relying on Amazon’s service during this stressful time. Those interested in applying can learn more at amzn.to/BFIJobs.


Unemployment benefits

Unemployment benefits offered through the Washington State Employment Security Department: https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment

Unemployment insurance

The Washington State Employment Security Department offers unemployment insurance for individuals whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19. Learn more at https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19.

Support for undocumented workers

Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation

If you are undocumented, or have family members who are undocumented, and have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may apply for financial assistance through the Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation. The application for accessing funds is available in Spanish or English.

253-653-4630 (Spanish and English)

Northwest Immigrants’ Rights Project


This page was last updated at 3:52 PM on Friday, March 27, 2020.