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Filing for unemployment during COVID-19

Filing for unemployment during COVID-19

The Alabama Department of Labor has updated their rules regarding unemployment filing during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are a displaced worker due to the virus — meaning your business cannot afford to pay you during this time — you can apply for unemployment benefits. You do not have to be fired or laid off to qualify.


Listen to our conversation with Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington (above) for more information.

If you are an employer who is laying off employees during this time, we can help you find jobs for your workers. If you are in the manufacturing/automotive industry, contact NaT’asha Black ( If you are in the healthcare/hospitality/construction industry, contact Lauren Collier (

Job seekers can apply anytime via