We at the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce are committed to being your business partner during COVID-19. We have established this page to post updates, resources, as well as federal, state and county announcements for you to access.
The chamber staff and board are still available for members to contact if you need any assistance.
CRISIS TOOLKIT SERIES OFFERED BY RCSJ
As the nation, our state, and our communities move forward to get back to business, you will likely have questions. How do you do business in the “New Normal?”
Rowan College of South Jersey is now hosting Lunch & Learn educational programing titled the “Crisis Toolkit Series.”
The Series includes four webinar workshops including;
- Thursday, May 21, 2020 – Dealing with the Anxiety of Returning to Work in a Post COVID-19 World.
- Thursday, May 28, 2020 – Online Interviewing – A How-to Guide for the New Normal.
- Thursday, June 4, 2020 – Facing Your Fears of Online Learning.
- Thursday, June 11, 2020 – Enhancing Your Skills through Online Training, Certificates and Degree Programs.
Please note that this is a GCCC Member benefit. To learn more and to register visit the RCSJ website HERE.
To help keep our members connected and informed, we will be releasing a Members Directory Guide. This guide, which will be placed in a PDF format, will include the name and location of our member businesses, contact information and brief information as to the status of the business. Are you open, partially open, working remotely, offering curbside or other remote services?
If you are a current member of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce and want to provide us with the latest information about the status of your business, please contact us HERE and we will provide you with the link to update your information.
Small Business Administration: The SBA is answering the calls of the nation’s small businesses during this time. Businesses can apply for disaster loans by visiting their website. SBA Website
You can apply for the loan online here SBA Loan Application.
NJ COVID-19 Hub: The New Jersey COVID-19 includes vital information for businesses including executive orders and what businesses are impacted, information about loans and grants, as well as assistance to how your business should be complying with all orders. https://covid19.nj.gov/
New Jersey Economic Development Authority Loan Program: The New Jersey Economic Development Authority just approved and announced a package of grant and loan programs for small- and mid-sized businesses and non-profits hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. These loans are limited, so read the full announcement to begin the application process as quickly as possible. NJ Economic Development Authority Loan Program Announcement.
NJ Department of Labor Benefits and COVID-19, What Employees Should Know: Depending on how your employees are affected by COVID-19 will affect the type of benefits they are eligible to receive. New Jersey has among the most comprehensive Earned Sick Leave, Temporary Disability and Family Leave Insurance laws in the country, which cover all employees – full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal. NJ DOL Website
NJ Job Portal: Currently, there are thousands of jobs available throughout the state working at essential businesses. NJ set up the COVID-19 job portal for job seekers to use. NJ COVID-19 Job Portal.
Unemployment Insurance: To file an unemployment claim, visit the NJ DOL website.
You can also call:
South New Jersey: 856-507-2340
Out-of-state claims: 888-795-6672 (you must call from a phone with an out-of-state area code)
General Health Help: For general questions please visit nj.gov/health or call the NJ COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-962-1253. Trained professionals are standing by to answer your call 24/7.
NOTE: Hotline is not to locate testing, to get test results, or for medical advice.
The Gloucester County New Jersey website has an entire section dedicated to finding local resources, including the latest news about testing sites and other information relevant to the area.
It includes links to a job seeker page and the county park system.
Please visit the site HERE for more information.
The County has also published a listing of all essential businesses open in Gloucester County. If you are an essential business within Gloucester County NJ, and would like to advertise your hours of operation during the COVID19 Pandemic, visit the page HERE and register your information.