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SLATE Missouri Job Center is diligently following and monitoring any news regarding COVID-19. We continue to assess the situation and comply with the executive orders as they become available. Following the guidelines from the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development, SLATE Missouri Job Center remains closed for in-person services until further notice. We encourage you to call or email us to receive immediate assistance in the safety of your own home. Click here for more information about Missouri Job Center closings
Below are some resources that will allow our job seeker and business customers to receive assistance during this crisis.
IMPORTANT NOTE: IF YOU ARE TEMPORARILY LAID OFF FROM WORK DUE TO COVID-19, YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO COMPLETE WORK SEARCH ACTIVITIES AT THIS TIME.
Phone Listing For Access to Remote Services
The listing contains phone numbers to access remote services. Should you have any questions or wish to speak with the Center’s staff.
RESEA – 314.657.3534
(Re-Employment Services and Eligibility Assessment)
WIOA – 314.657.3592
(Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Program)
HPOG – 314.657.3530
(Health Profession Opportunity Grant)
JCCP – 314.657.3634
(Judicial Circuit Court Pilot Program)
MWA/TANF – 314.657.3859
(Missouri Workforce Assistance)
YOUTH DEPARTMENT – 314.657.3633
EMPLOYER SERVICES – 314.657.3566
ALL OTHER DEPARTMENTS – 314.589.8000
UI – 314.340.4950 or 800.320.2519
Lost Your Job Due to Coronavirus?
Apply for Unemployment
Find out what you need to do and how to apply, including Unemployment Insurance Benefits Q&A:
File Your Weekly Unemployment Claim
By phone, Monday – Friday, from 8 am – 5 pm by calling:
- St. Louis – 314.340.4950
- Outside Local Calling Area – 800.320.2519
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org (include your name, phone number, last 4 digits of your SSN, and your question/issue)
Or online: https://uinteract.labor.mo.gov/benefits/home.do
Paycheck Protection Program
The paycheck protection program opened on April 3, 2020. The program provides cash-flow through forgivable federal loans for employers who maintain their payroll despite closures or disruptions. Learn more:
Voluntary Shared Work Program
Employers can learn more about the Voluntary Shared Work program, an alternative to layoffs, which will allow employers faced with a reduction in available work keep all their workers.
Information about Shared Work program
Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Loans
The State of Missouri is working with the U.S. Small Business Administration to make disaster loans for working capital available to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19.
Information about SBA Disaster Assistance Loans
Mass Claims Filing System
The electronic Mass Claims Filing System is designed to assist employers and their employees during a temporary mass layoff. Employee information provided by the employer, allows the Division of Employment Security (DES) to file an initial or renewed unemployment claim on behalf of employees quickly and efficiently.
Information about a Mass Claim
Filing a Contribution & Wage Report
Employers must report individual workers’ wages each quarter for the Division of Employment Security (DES) wage record files.
This information is used to determine monetary benefits if a worker files an unemployed claim.
Find out more about Reporting Wages and Paying Taxes
Tax representatives are available to assist employers by phone Monday – Friday, from 8 am – 5 pm, by calling 573.751.1995, or by email: email@example.com
St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment
Unemployment and Jobseeking