I lost my job. Where can I get help?
Losing your job can be overwhelming and stressful, but you are not alone. As a result of COVID-19, many New Jerseyans are facing economic insecurity at this time, and are stressed about paying bills and putting food on the table. We are here to help. This page will help you connect to benefits and resources you need while you are trying to safely get back to work, as well as some tips for coping with the stress of losing a job.
Learn more about the State of New Jersey's Unemployment Insurance program, and apply for benefits.
New Jersey Career Network
With NJCN, job seekers can learn new job search skills through personalized activities, track job application progress, and elevate their job search through in-platform practice lessons.
Benefits and Services
Learn more about the benefits and services offered by the State of New New Jersey that can help you during these difficult times.
NJ Helps Benefits Eligibility Tool
NJ Helps will help you find out if you are eligible for food and cash assistance or health insurance.
NJ Mental Health Cares Hotline
For emotional support to deal with stress, anxiety and depression, you can speak with a behavioral care specialist.
24/7 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
If you are having suicidal thoughts or need someone to talk to, specialists are available for confidential counseling and support 24 hours a day, 7 days per week by phone, text, or online chat.
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