UPDATED: Useful resources for Northwest Indiana employers and businesses

Due to the COVID-19 virus and in an effort to adhere with social distancing, according to compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the state, many have implemented some temporary measures.

For employers and businesses, both large and small, we offer these resource links in hopes that it might help you navigate through these trying times:


(4/21/20) Jasper County Economic Development Organization and WorkOne to coordinate with local employers to fill job openings during COVID-19 crisis

(4/9/20) Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 

(4/9/20) If you are self employed, an independent contractor, or a gig economy worker, you may qualify for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) through the Department of Workforce Development. READ MORE INFORMATION ON PUA HERE

(4/6/20) Special Notice from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) to employers during COVID-19 VIEW NOTICE HERE


(4/5/20) Indiana Department of Workforce Development COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

COVID-19 UI Frequently Asked Questions for Employer-English

COVID-19 UI Frequently Asked Questions for Employer-Spanish



(3/27/20) Families First Coronavirus Act and Your Business Indiana Chamber Webinar (March 25)

(3/27/20) Managing the Impact on Your Workplace Indiana Chamber Webinar (March 23)

(3/27/20) US DOL Guidance on Families First with Q&A and Fact Sheets for Employers and Employees

(3/27/20) US DOL Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster

(3/27/20) Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19

(3/27/20) CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

(3/27/20) For Nonprofits: Doing Business through COVID-19


(3/20/20) IN Dept of Workforce Development Assistance to Employers & Employees

(3/20/20) COVID 19 Resources for Economic Development Planning & Recovery

(3/20/20) Mitigating COVID-19’s Impact on Business by Ice Miller

(3/20/20) COVID and Small Business Disaster Relief Lending  

(3/20/20) US Small Business Admin Disaster (COVID-19) Loan Assistance Application

(3/20/20) Preparing for what comes next – COVID 19

(3/20/20) Restore Your Economy

(3/20/20) Governor Eric J. Holcomb Efforts to Slow Spread

(3/20/20) Regional WorkOne System Facebook Page Providing Updates

(3/20/20) Northwest Indiana Workforce Board & WorkOne website provides updates

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has also launched a DWD COVID-19 Information Website page for employers and for those individuals who are seeking assistance with Unemployment Insurance benefits.

You can also visit our website and FB page for updates on resources that may continue to surface and that we will be sharing at: www.cwicorp.com and www.facebook.com/cwicorp.

We hope this information is useful. Stay safe everyone and continue to practice social distancing!


The Center of Workforce Innovations
2804 Boilermaker Court, Ste. E
Valparaiso, IN 46383
219.462.2940

                                                                         (Updated 3/30/2020)