Your all-in-one information resource for employment, benefits, small-business assistance, and taxes. For Businesses, Individuals, and Everyone
Last update: Tuesday 5/19 at 2:30 pm
New Notices and Services
Are you interested in assisting New Jersey’s contact tracing efforts? Register below
and be notified when opportunities become available.
COVID TESTING: Riverside testing facility now open to all Hoboken residents and frontline workers with and without symptoms. (posted 4/30) https://local.nixle.com/alert/7964076/
“COVID19 Information Hub” Details here (Constantly updated)
Check on the status of your Economic Impact Payment
Gov. Murphy announced relief to individuals with student loan payments. (Posted 4/21)
NJ Classes being Provided for Grades 3-6 on NJTV and then archived
Information on Grants and Loans available to Small Business Owners facing hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Federal Small Business Administration, Application for Disaster Loan:
Federal Small Business Administration, Loan Guidance:
State of NJ: Coronavirus Information for NJ Businesses
State of NJ: Information for NJ Businesses on the COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Outbreak:
State of NJ: Economic Development Authority Announces New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19: https://www.njeda.com/
More information about the State’s programs can be found at: faq.business.nj.gov
Information on the Stimulus Bill:
If you need information on obtaining Health Insurance, please read this pdf:
COVID-19 Testing Sites, information:
Emergency Child care assistance program for essential workers: (Posted 4/2/2020)
- For information go to https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/unemployment-insurance
How to Apply online: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/before/about/howtoapply/applyonline.shtml
Schedule for claiming/certifying NJ Unemployment Benefits:
Important information for claiming weekly benefits
Guides outlining COVID-19–related benefits for NJ employees
State of New Jersey COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal:
Hoboken Residents have access to Job Now. Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs. You will need to enter your library card to sign in to the service. Hoboken Residents without a card can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about getting a card online. In addition to resume templates and other skill building resources, live online job coaching is available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST. Please email email@example.com for assistance with using JobNow.
Job & Career Accelerator
New Jersey State Residents have access to the Job & Career Accelerator. Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings. This resource is provided to New Jersey’s libraries by the New Jersey State Library and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
Tips for Interviewing Online: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/video-interview-guide
From the Hoboken Business Alliance: https://www.hobokenalliance.
Eviction Moratorium (Update posted 4/27): https://covid19.nj.gov/forms/renter
Mortgage Relief: https://www.state.nj.us/dobi/covid/mortgagerelief.html
Property Tax Relief (posted 4/30) https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200428a.shtml
Tenant Information/Rent Relief (released 4/24): https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/20200424c.shtml
Energy Assistance info from the State of NJ
Financial Assistance, from the NJ Dept. of Human Services
Student Loan Payments
The government has already waived two months of student loan payments for any federal student loan borrowers; in addition, the bill is slated to suspend payment for student loans held by the federal government until September 30th.
Credit Card Payments
In this time of need, many credit card issuers are moving quickly to assist their customers by providing them with information and resources that may alleviate some of their financial burden. Please go to your financial institutions’ websites for information.
Auto Loan Payments
Many lenders are offering auto loan relief programs to help their customers alleviate some of their financial burden. https://www.creditkarma.com/advice/i/coronavirus-auto-loan-relief/
Automobile Insurance: Several companies in NJ have reduced premiums. We suggest you contact your carrier to see what adjustments have been made.
- Required Minimum Distribution rules for qualified plans and individual retirement accounts are suspended for 2020 to preserve asset value.
- Coronavirus-related distributions of up to $100,000 can be made with the related income tax payable over a three-year period. Additionally, the amount can be recontributed back to plan over a three-year period without affecting that year’s contribution limits
- The limits on the amount of loans that can be taken from a qualified plan for Coronavirus-related purposes is increased to the lesser of $100,000 or 100% of the individual’s accrued benefit.
Filing Deadlines extended to July 15 for Federal and New Jersey
Use your smart phone to file from home for free this tax season with IRS Free File. To learn more about the #FreeFile program and to see if you qualify, visit www.irs.gov/freefile.
For additional information:
- Coronavirus Information from the NJ Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- How Coronavirus Spreads, from the CDC
- States Reporting Cases of COVID-19 to CDC
News and Reference Articles
Coronavirus 24-Hour Public Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
From The Authors’ Guild: COVID-19: Details on Economic Relief for Authors
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