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Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development (LCEWD) connects people to meaningful work and businesses to talent and resources, improving our community’s economic well being.

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Deadline approaches for eligible small businesses to apply for relief funds.

01/21/2021

Deadline approaches for eligible small businesses to apply for relief funds.

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 27, 2021.  

These one-time relief payments are available to locally owned small businesses impacted by COVID-19.  Eligible business are restaurants, bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries, fitness clubs, caterers, and movie theaters. 

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More about Deadline approaches for eligible small businesses to apply for relief funds.

01/5/2021

Larimer County Level Up Program Approved

Update to the Level Up Program - with the move to Level Orange, all businesses may open to the orange capacity effective Monday January 4, 2021 at noon.  Businesses that have been certified for the Level Up program will need to wait to operate at yellow until the state determines we are eligible based on local metrics.  That likely will be one to two weeks if our case trends continue to stay low.  

Business can go through the application process for the voluntary Level Up Program, but they will not be able to move to yellow until we are officially told we can.  Complete the online application 

Please note, no Larimer County business may start operating at a higher capacity level until that individual business has completed the application process and received the Level Up Certification. 

Current information on the Level Up Program. 

More about Larimer County Level Up Program Approved

01/10/2021

Unemployment Insurance Information: News and Resources

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) system is administered by the State of Colorado not Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development.  

*Please note there have been significant changes to the online Unemployment Benefits System, My UI+.   After a system upgrade, the Colorado Benefits System has reopened.  However, the system is NOT yet ready to handle the new 11 weeks of extended federal jobless payments for gig works and those who've exhausted state benefits.  

  • Federal Unemployment Insurance Programs (PUA) (PEUC) (SEB).  As you may know, legislation has been signed into law extending several federal pandemic-related benefit programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). The legislation provides eligible claimants with up to 11 additional weeks of eligibility for PUA benefits, through March 13, 2021.  It may be take until early February for the new computer system is programmed to correctly distribute these benefits.   Those claimants who must wait for the reprogrammed system will be eligible for retroactive pay.   There is no action needed by claimants at this time.  
  • Those on regular unemployment can login and request a payment.  Click on more below for detailed instructions. 
  • Extended support hours are available through January 22, 2021.  303-536-5615 (English and Spanish)
    Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (January 11 through January 22)
    Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (after January 22)

Unemployment Insurance:  Get the latest updates on all Unemployment Insurance programs.  Visit the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment News and Alerts page regularly for updates.  

Would you like assistance with your job search? Connect with the Workforce Connections Team. Call 970.498.6600 or email lcewd-workforceconnections@larimer.org

Local employers are actively hiring.  View current job openings.

More about Unemployment Insurance Information: News and Resources

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