COVID-19 Resources

EmployIndy is making an effort to provide job search resources and employer resources for Indianapolis residents and businesses affected by COVID-19.

Click one of these links to be taken to the relevant section of this page:

For Job Seekers

For Employers

For the Community

For Job Seekers

The information below is a resource for recently dislocated workers due to COVID-19.

Hiring Employers

The EmployIndy Job Board will be updated regularly by EmployIndy staff for job seekers to use as a tool during the job search process at

WorkOne Indy Job Seeker Services

For individuals looking for job opportunities, job seeker services through WorkOne Indy are virtually available every weekday by calling 317-798-0335 or sending an email to

WorkOne Indy is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm and Thursday from 8:00am-2:30pm. Job seekers can reserve a UI Computer/Kiosk here.

The WorkOne Indy website houses a wide variety of career development and job seeker resources, such as:

Individuals can file for unemployment insurance through the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). An informational video on Indiana’s unemployment insurance can be found here and frequently asked questions can be found here or preguntas más frecuentes en español.

The DWD has released a new set of simple how-to videos entitled “Inside Indiana Unemployment” to assist claimants. The new video collection can be found here.

Para información en español.

Click here for updated unemployment insurance information from DWD.

Still have questions about unemployment insurance? Contact DWD via email at

While plans are being put into place to get the additional relief to impacted Hoosier workers as soon as possible, we respectfully ask that you refrain from calling the Unemployment Insurance Call Center with any questions regarding the new stimulus package.

Financial Counseling with Pete the Planner

Mayor Joe Hogsett’s office, in partnership with EmployIndy, will offer free, no-strings attached financial counseling available through Pete the Planner. Individuals interested in the service can get started by emailing

For Employers

The information below is a resource for employers.

Although the information is tailored towards small businesses, the information on the Rapid Response Hub is relevant to employers of all sizes. It includes:

  • FAQs from entrepreneurs, business owners, and employers relating to finance, business operations, employee support, and more
  • Question intake form to route small businesses to the relevant information, resource, or service provider via a network of subject matter experts

If employers are temporarily closing or reducing worker hours, encourage employees to file for unemployment insurance benefits at All unemployment insurance filings must be done electronically. This website will also provide additional benefit information, such as:

  • Employer Handbook
  • FAQs for Employers
  • UI Claim Process Guide
  • Links to file for unemployment insurance
  • Additional resources and unemployment details

For regular employer updates regarding unemployment information and insurance, employers are able to access the Indiana Department of Workforce Development Employer Self Service page.

This page has resources for employers as they navigate unemployment benefits and assisting their employees in filing for unemployment.

Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) opened a critical industries hotline for employers. Employers are able to use this resource to contact the IEDC and to field industry questions regarding essential and nonessential business operations.

This hotline can be reached by calling 877-820-0890 or emailing

EmployIndy continues to review information provided by the federal government and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development on unemployment insurance expansion due to COVID-19. There are frequent changes being made at the Federal and State levels to accommodate the surge in unemployment, so please check for updates often on the following topics:

  • Unemployment insurance eligibility circumstances, qualifications and benefits;
  • Requirements and assistance for filing an unemployment claim;
  • Information on calculation and the length of benefits;
  • Details about Indiana-specific unemployment funds; and
  • Other information as it pertains to unemployment

NOTE: This resource is compiled by EmployIndy to monitor anticipated changes in unemployment practices due to the COVID-19 outbreak; it has not been reviewed by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Unemployment insurance provisions summary in CARES Act of 2020

Are you hiring and want your job posted on this website? Email with details.

For the Community

The information below is an accumulation of resources throughout the city that are available to all Indianapolis residents.

Impacted residents and businesses should visit the city’s COVID-19 resource guide, which can be viewed at The mobile friendly site connects individuals, students, and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with community resources. Spanish speaking residents can view the Resource Guide here (en español). Individuals who are unable to navigate the city’s website can call 317-327-4MAC (317-327-4622) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to talk to a customer service representative. Included in the resource guide is support for:

Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) has organized a list of resources and services available to employers, residents, dislocated workers, and job seekers who have been impacted by COVID-19s:

  • Business Assistance
  • Financial Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Information about life sciences efforts
  • Social Services Assistance
  • Artists' Community Assistance
  • How to Help
Additional Resources

Organizations throughout the community have been hard at work to provide resources and opportunities for individuals impacted by COVID-19:

This list will continue to grow as EmployIndy is made aware of additional resources. To share, please email