Unemployment benefits may be available to some individuals whose unemployment is attributable to the current health crisis. Illinois residents who are temporarily out of work because their employer has closed due to the coronavirus or parents who leave work to care for their children because of school closures can qualify for Unemployment Insurance (UI) if they meet all the other basic requirements.
- Illinois Department of Unemployment Security (IDES)
- Apply for Unemployment Benefits
- IDES COVID-19 UI Fact Sheet
- Help for those suffering job disruption because of COVID-19
Many businesses are hiring full and part-time employees during the virus outbreak. These sites are maintaining job opening lists and other resources job seekers may find helpful: