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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.
- Unemployment Insurance
Learn more about the State of New Jersey's Unemployment Insurance program, and apply for benefits.
- COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal
Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community.
- NJDOL Benefits Eligibility Tool
Understand what benefit programs and job protections are available to you during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Visit NJ Career Connections
NJ Career Connections offers a wide variety of personalized resources and support to help you get back to work.
- 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.
- NJ Hopeline - 24/7 Suicide Prevention Hotline
If you are having suicidal thoughts or need someone to talk to, specialists are available for confidential telephone counseling and support 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
- Work as a Contact Tracer
Learn more about how you can work as a contact tracer and help save lives.