State of Emergency 8: Top 3 Benefits ( $ 2 Trillion and $ 2 Million )

Have you heard about the benefits you and your team may receive due to the $ 2 trillion emergency spending bill that President Trump just signed into law today ? In this 4-minute podcast is a summary of 3 key benefits leaders like YOU should be aware of. If you have questions, let me know by submitting them via

In addition, here are the top 3 benefits for company leaders, summarized and generously provided to us by Crosby Brito, Michelle Castrow, and Susan Dixon, team members at the Gulf Coast Workforce Board – Workforce Solutions;

1) “Work Share Program.” Employers should consider alternatives to Layoffs and Furloughs, with the “Work Share Program” option;

a) Supplement their employees’ wages lost because of reduced work hours with partial unemployment benefits.

b) Reduce normal weekly work hours for employees in an affected unit by at least 10% but not more than 40%.

2) Employers may reach out to the Workforce Solutions HR Consultants who can provide essential guidance that meet their unique business challenges: 713.688.6890 or

3) Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available. Small businesses and private, non-profit organizations that have experienced substantial economic injury due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may now begin the registration and application process for low-interest federal disaster loans. Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue. For additional information, visit, and contact the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800.659.2955 or email

And you are also welcome to submit your questions to me at

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