WorkOne Wants to Help as Local Workforce Takes a Hit From COVID-19 Emergency


DUBOIS COUNTY -- Here at home, the biggest impact of the COVID-19 pandemic so far has been to our workforce.

With restaurants, bars and other retailers closing their doors, there is a surge of locals looking for work.    

During this time, WorkOne Southwest would like to assist employers and employees during this emergency. If you are temporarily closing or reducing worker hours, please encourage your employees to file for unemployment insurance benefits. They must do this online, through a computer or smart phone. They should visit for Frequently Asked Questions, video tutorials, and a link to file for unemployment insurance. Please call 1-800-891-6499 with any questions.

If you have the means to assist your employees by allowing them to file from your business, please assist as you can. WorkOne Southwest does have available equipment, but we are also practicing social distancing which creates a barrier to quickly serving large groups of workers. Any assistance you can provide in getting these important benefits to your employees while preventing the spread of this disease is greatly appreciated.

If your employees must go to a WorkOne Soutwest office to use a computer, please have them contact the center ahead of time as some hours of operations have been changed or by appointment only. 

CLICK HERE for more information from the state about unemployment benefits and other resources available to Hoosiers struggling during these uncertain times.