News Release|

These are unprecedented and incredibly fluid times. To be responsive during the COVID-19 crisis, Worksystems developed a Worksystems’ Crisis Response and Recovery Framework to help guide our thinking and activities as we work with partners to address the current crisis and associated economic fallout. This Framework includes the following principles that will guide our investments & activities: 

  • Prioritize support to the most vulnerable, applying a racial equity lens 
  • Prioritize support to community-based partners 
  • Leverage and build on existing networks and assets 
  • Engage, listen and act quickly 


Worksystems issued a rolling survey to local businesses and community-based organizations. In addition, we engaged our service provider partners to understand their concerns and challenges. 

To date, we’ve received 67 responses to the survey. This is what we heard:

  • 25% are having trouble making payroll
  • 34% are hiring
  • 21% (14 organizations) have already laid off staff
  • 28% (19 organizations) either have planned layoffs or think layoffs in the next two weeks are very likely
  • 57% said they need resources to supplement an employee’s income and benefits due to reduced hours
  • 27% said they need remote access equipment to allow staff to work from home

In addition to the survey concerns, our service provider network indicated that many currently engaged customers have no access to computers or internet.

Here’s the latest on weekly unemployment claims by county and industry


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