In the Dayton metro area, more than 59,250 laid-off workers have applied for unemployment benefits in the last month, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
“This pandemic has forced many of our citizens out of work,” said Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman. “This outdoor internet access will give access to the people who need it most.”
Beginning Monday, public access for Job and Family Services was further restricted at the Job Center. Only drop off services and forms pick up will continue at the green Child Support entrance, due to current COVID-19 public safety concerns.
The public may access the green door vestibule located on the back of the Job Center between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays to use a payment drop box, a document drop box, and pick up some commonly used forms. There is also an outside document drop box in front of the blue entrance.
In just four weeks, the region has lost nearly as many jobs as during the worst year of the Great Recession.
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Since the week ending March 21, the state has received 110,555 initial unemployment claims from laid off workers in Butler, Champaign, Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties, according to state data. In the seven-county region, 121,094 people filed new claims for unemployment in 2009.
Additional COVID-19 pandemic resources and information from Montgomery County is available at www.mcohio.org.