Employer & Worker Resources

Employer Resources

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans 

The SBA can provide up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The PPP is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This is a nearly $350-billion program intended to provide American small businesses with eight weeks of cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans.

SBA Express Bridge Loan

The Express Bridge Loan allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.  If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for decision and disbursement on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.

GA Department of Labor Rapid Response Services

Georgia’s Rapid Response strategy, coordinated with State and local workforce development partners, delivers services designed to avert a planned layoff and/or minimize disruption for individuals and communities in dislocation events, as well as to mitigate layoffs that will occur. 

GA Department of Revenue

The GA Department of Revenue is offering some tax relief programs for businesses impacted by COVID pandemic.

Manufacturing Industry

Gov Kemp has called on the manufacturing and distribution industries to assist in critical healthcare needs


If you are a Georgia exporter whose operations have been impacted by COVID-19, the Export-Import Bank of the United States is offering relief provisions including waivers, deadline extensions, streamlined processing and flexibility to help U.S. businesses experiencing disruptions.

GA Entertainment Industry Resources

A list of resources for crew, actors, staging, and others impacted in the GA entertainment industry

Restaurant Industry

Available resources for Georgia's restaurant industry from the Georgia Restaurant Association

IRS Updates

The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.

FEMA Public Assistance Reimbursement Program (Certain Nonprofits)

In accordance with section 502 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the “Stafford Act”), eligible emergency protective measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 emergency at the direction or guidance of public health officials may be reimbursed under Category B of FEMA’s Public Assistance program

Worker Resources

Who is hiring?

 Find employment opportunities and career resources through sites such as MetroAtlantaJobs or Employ Georgia.

GA Department of Labor Dislocated Workers

Georgia Department of Labor is providing online access to unemployment services, partial claim access for employers, and other reemployment services

File Unemployment (UI) Claims

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program provides temporary income for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who are either looking for another job, have a definite recall to their jobs within 6 weeks of the last day worked, or are in approved training.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The FFCRA equires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Restaurant and Food Service Workers

Food service workers may be eligible for financial assistance due to an unexpected illness (including COVID-19), injury, death of an immediate family member, or disaster like house flood or fire.

The Restaurant Workers Community Foundation (RWCF) Board of Directors has approved directing funds raised during this crisis to be allocated for direct relief to individual restaurant workers, nonprofit organizations, and loans for restaurants.

Federal Stimulus Proposal-Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Temporary Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program for those not traditionally covered by unemployment insurance (UI), including the self-employed, independent contractors, or those with limited work history. Provides an additional $600 per week in recipients of UI and PUA for up to 4 months. Provides an additional 13 weeks of UI after state UI expires.

Federal Stimulus Proposal-Cash Payments

All U.S. residents with an adjusted gross income of up to $75,000 for individuals and$150,000 for couples will receive a cash rebate of $1,200 (ind) or $2,400 (couples)Includes all taxpayers with work-eligible SSN, including those with low or no income. An additional $500 will be given for each child per household

Emergency Relief Food

The Atlanta Community Food Bank provides an interactive map to help you locate the names, addresses, and phone numbers of food banks operating nearby




City of Norcross

Department of Economic Development

65 Lawrenceville Street

Norcross, GA 30071


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