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I lost my job. Where can I get help?

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TRENTON NJ (Sept. 12, 2020)--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 the 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.

  • New Jersey Career Network

    With NJCN, job seekers can learn new job search skills through personalized activities, track job application progress, and elevate their job search through in-platform practice lessons.

  • NJDOL Benefits Eligibility Tool

    Understand what benefit programs and job protections are available to you during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • 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.