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How Can Unemployment Insurance Help My Business?
Pure Michigan Talent Connect
What if I have critical job openings to fill?
Michigan companies need to fill thousands of critical, immediate vacancies to support work during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those in logistics, healthcare, manufacturing and agribusiness industries. The State’s employment search engine - Pure Michigan Talent Connect - provides employers with an online portal at MiTalent.org to post these job openings.
How Can Michigan Economic Development Corporation Help my Business?
- Michigan Small Business Relief Program – grants administered by 15 local and nonprofit economic development organizations around Michigan.
- PMBC COVID-19 Emergency Access & Retooling Grants – grants up to $150,000 to small manufacturing businesses looking to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- PMBC Virtual Procurement Assistance – this program helps source health and human service supply during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Federal support, including SBA Disaster Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and the Paycheck Protection Program.
- Capital Access Program – public resources helping generate private lending financing that small businesses might not otherwise have access to.
Small Business Development Corporation
How Can The Small Business Development Corporation Help My Business?
Michigan Paycheck Protection
What is Michigan Paycheck Protection Program?
The Michigan Paycheck Protection Program provides businesses with key resources to assist with the Paycheck Protection Program application and loan process and ensure the greatest amount of federal funding is able to be used by small businesses for economic relief efforts throughout the state.
How Do I Keep My Essential Employees Safe?
Best practices for employers:
- Encourage employees to stay home when they are sick and follow proper hygiene.
- Send home employees who develop symptoms of respiratory illness while at work.
- Follow recommendations for return to work, including not requiring a doctor note or test result to return. Due to prioritization of specimen testing supplies, healthcare providers are not able to order tests for work clearance.
Employees who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should not return to work until:
- At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since symptoms have resolved without the use of fever-reducing medications, and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, and
- At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, or since the first positive COVID-19 test, if tested.
Additional Employer Resources
- When is it safe to leave home?
- Essential components of the Food and Agriculture sector
- COVID-19 Capital Resources
- ?Small Business Association Loans
- Michigan Small Business Relief Program
- Tax Assistance for Small Businesses
- MEDC’s Call Center.