State and Regional News

As Missouri reopens, unemployment requirements return

As Missouri continues to reopen under the Show Me Strong Recovery effort and businesses resume operation, the Missouri Department of Labor’s (DOLIR’s) Division of Employment Security (DES) announces the return of unemployment requirements.
Work Search Activities Resume

MHA Releases dashboards to provide COVID-19 regional situational awareness In Missouri

A new set of dashboards released by the Missouri Hospital Association are designed to help decision-makers throughout the state understand the progression of COVID-19 in their region. The reporting builds on data submitted by hospitals since February and the daily MHA dashboard produced since mid-March. The new weekly dashboards are designed to help government leaders, local public health officials, health care organizations and businesses understand the influence of COVID-19 on their communities, and make informed decisions when protecting citizens, customers, employees and patients.

Additional benefit announced for businesses participating in the Shared Work Program

To encourage participation in Missouri’s Shared Work Unemployment Compensation program and to lessen the burden on businesses struggling to reopen, the Missouri Department of Labor’s (DOLIR’s) Division of Employment Security (DES) today announced that through December 26, 2020, the unemployment accounts for businesses participating in the Shared Work program will not be charged.

Release of $15 million to Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program doubles summer benefit amount to help more Missourians during Phase 2 of Recovery Plan

Today, the Department of Social Services (DSS) announced additional funding of $15 million for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program that helps low-income Missourians with payments for their summer cooling bills from June 1 through September 30, 2020.