State and Regional News

Missourians who refuse to return to work without good cause when recalled will lose unemployment benefits, state announces

As businesses across Missouri consider how to phase reopening in accordance with guidance under the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan, workers should expect to be recalled to work by employers in the coming weeks starting May 4, 2020. Missourians who have been placed on a temporary layoff related to COVID-19 but refuse to return to work when recalled by their employer will lose unemployment benefits, except for certain circumstances including:

Governor highlights COVID-19 housing assistance for Missourians

During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Parson highlighted housing assistance and resources for Missourians amid the COVID-19 crisis. Under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Missouri will receive funding for additional resources to help meet emerging needs, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program.

Missouri rolls out third federal program under CARES Act, announces weekly claims numbers

The Missouri Department of Labor’s (DOLIR’s) Division of Employment Security (DES) has launched the third federal program under the CARES Act in just under a month of having received its first guidance from the federal government.