COVID-19 Employment and Community Resources

A collection of employment and community resources for individuals in the NY Metro area who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Job Opportunities

Job opportunities with 7-Eleven.

Job opportunities with ACE Hardware across the country.

Opportunities with Allied Universal across the country.

Amazon Job Opportunities in NYC

Amazon opportunities in the New Jersey region.

Amazon opportunities in the New York area.

Opportunities with Bancroft in the New Jersey region.

Job opportunities with in the NYC area.

Big Lots  job opportunities in the New Jersey region.

BJ's Wholesale job opportunities in New Jersey

BJ's job opportunities in New York.

Opportunities with Blue Apron in the New Jersey area.

Career opportunities with Capital One. 

Job opportunities at CVS.

Job opportunities with DocuSign.

Job opportunities with Dollar General.

Opportunities with Domino's across the country.

Opportunities with Electronic Arts (EA) across the country.

Opportunities with FedEx across the country.

Opportunities with Fidelity across the country.

Opportunities with First Republic Bank

Job opportunities with Fresh Direct.

Opportunities with Global Payments across the country.

Goodwill NYNJ's temporary staffing division, serving jobseekers and veterans with disabilities or other barriers to employment across the NY metropolitan area and New Jersey.

Become a GrubHub delivery driver.

Retail opportunities in New Jersey.

Retail opportunities with the Home Depot.

Tips for navigating work in the midst of COVID-19.

Become an Instacart shopper in New York or New Jersey.

Opportunities with IQVIA across the country.

We are an equal opportunity employer and offer benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance for all full time employees. We look for candidates with experience and degrees in social services such as BSW, MSW, LCSW, or CADC.

Opportunities with Koch across the country.

Job opportunities with Kroger. 

Job opportunities with Liberty Mutual.

Job opportunities at Lowe's.

Job opportunities with Nestle USA across the country.

Opportunities with NetApp across the country.

The New Jersey Career Network is your free resource to help find meaningful work. Elevate your search with our interactive tool, designed to help you land the job you want.


The State of New Jersey's COVID-19 hiring portal listing job opportunities across the state.

Job opportunities with the City of New York.

Opportunities for Teachers with Outschool.

Job opportunities with Papa John's.

Job opportunities with PepsiCo. 

Job opportunities with Pizza Hut.

Job opportunities with Rite Aid.

Job opportunities with Safeway across the country.

Opportunities with Salesforce across the country.

Securitas Security Services is hiring security officers.

Job opportunities with ServiceNow across the country.

Become a Shipt Shopper.

Retail opportunities with Shop Rite.

Retail opportunities with Stop and Shop in New Jersey.

Opportunities with Success Academy Charter Schools in the NYC area.

Retail opportunities in the New Jersey area.

Retail opportunities in the New York area.

Opportunities with Tetra Tech.

Retail opportunities in the New Jersey area.

Retail opportunities in the New York area.

Work From Home Careers with TTEC.

Job opportunities with the U.S. Census Bureau

Job opportunities with Veeva

Job opportunities with Walgreens.

Retail opportunities with Walmart in New Jersey.

Retail opportunities with Walmart in the New York region.

Video Resources

Smart interview questions you should ask hiring managers in a job interview.

Career coach Andy LaCivita guides you through finding work during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Tips on how to dress for a remote video job interview.

These are difficult times, and it can be hard to stay motivated when worries about finances or health are on your mind.


Benefits Resources

Find health insurance in New Jersey.

Apply to the HRA Cash Assistance program.

Emergency funding for individuals with I/DD and families who support individuals with I/DD impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Providing benefits analysis, work incentive plans and training.

General information about resources in NJ.

File for unemployment in New Jersey.

Information on applying for SNAP, cash assistance, and health insurance.

Information directory for resources in NYC.

Apply for Medicaid, Cash Assistance, SNAP, and childcare assistance at these HRA sites that also assist individuals in securing jobs.

Apply for child support services by downloading an application OR calling the NYS child support helpline at 888-208-4485. 

File for unemployment in New York.

The NYC Office of Emergency Management has launched a virtual service center with resources on unemployment insurance, food assistance, healthcare assistance, and other services. 

Financial Resources

If you earned $68,000 or less in 2020, the City can help you file your taxes for free. You can file for free online or in person.

The NYS COVID Rent Relief Program is designed to support low-income households experiencing an increased rent burden due to a loss of income during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.

If you earned $68,000 or less in 2020, use NYC Free Tax Prep to file for free—including from home—and claim refund-boosting tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Recovery Rebate Credit.

Find out when your third Economic Impact Payment is scheduled to be sent, or when and how we sent it with the Get My Payment application. Get My Payment updates once a day, usually overnight.

Third stimulus check calculator

See if you qualify for a stimulus check and how much you can expect.

Food Assistance Resources

The City of New York is providing assistance to New Yorkers during the COVID-19 crisis by delivering meals to those who cannot access food themselves.

General Resources

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

LifeLine is a federal program funded by telecommunications fees that provides free phones and minutes to qualified individuals. 

Or call 311 and say “Human Rights”.

Information from the Social Security administration regarding Coronavirus.

Job Training Resources

The New York State Department of Labor is partnering with Coursera, the leading online training provider. Through Coursera, unemployed New Yorkers will have access to nearly 4,000 programs across high-growth industries and can hone skills in data science, business, and technology. Many of these programs are pathways to certifications, professional certificates and can help elevate your career.

Mental Health Resources

Newark Public Library is now offering free counseling by the library’s professional social worker, by phone or text! E-mail for information or to make an appointment!

NJ Mental Health Cares, the state’s behavioral health information and referral service, is offering help to people dealing with anxiety and worry related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

NYC Well is New York City’s free, confidential support, crisis intervention, and information and referral service for anyone seeking help for mental health and/or substance misuse concerns, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Video Resources

NJ Division of Deaf and Hard of Hearing with an ASL Update on COVID-19.

Health and Wellbeing

CDC Resources

CDC resources for home and workplace safety.

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

The goals for using mitigation strategies in communities with local COVID-19 transmission are to slow the transmission of disease and in particular to protect individuals at increased risk for severe illness, including older adults and persons of any age with underlying health conditions, and the healthcare and critical infrastructure workforces.

Protecting yourself and others from respiratory illnesses like pandemic flu starts with good planning. CDC has updated pre-pandemic planning guidelines for community mitigation strategies, including NPIs, that can be used to plan and prepare for a flu pandemic.

Plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019.

Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission.

Deaf or Hard of Hearing Resources

These communication cards (English, Spanish) can help individuals that are deaf or heard of hearing briefly communicate their symptoms to medical staff that may not be fluent in ASL.

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more and more deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind people are concerned about communicating with doctors, nurses, and others at the hospital. Many hospitals and medical facilities are changing their policies to create a safer environment which may impact your access — now, many hospitals will not allow in-person interpreters, family members, or visitors to come into the hospital.

Family & Parental Resources

NEXT for AUTISM transforms the national landscape of services for people with autism by strategically designing, launching, and supporting innovative programs.

Telehealth mental health services for children and families. 

Financial Resources

Provides online emergency support to students during COVID-19. Offers referrals available in your community related to health, food, housing, transportation, and childcare.

Food Assistance Resources

Operates food pantries and soup kitchens and directs you to SNAP enrollment sites.

The New York City Department of Education offers free breakfast, lunch and afterschool meals to all NYC public school students during the school year.

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.

General Resources

Getting Bored? Here's A List Of Free Things That Weren't Free Before Coronavirus.

Medical Resources

Information from the NYS Department of Health. Or call 1-888-364-3065.

To receive regular updates on the latest developments regarding Coronavirus in New York City, text COVID to 692-692. For updates in Spanish, text COVIDESP to 692-692. You will receive regular SMS texts with the latest news.

Call for an appointment 1-844-NYC-4. NYC Network of hospitals in New York City that provide care regardless of insurance status and assists in getting patients connected to insurance.

Or call 1-844-698-2311.

Mental Health Resources

Free coloring page versions of five popular posters by Ricardo Levins Morales: Know Peace Live Justice, Talk about It, Eight Hours, We are the Mainstream, and What She Wants. Adapted for coloring pages by Tori Hong.

Coping With Stress and Social Distancing During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak.

Or call 1-888-NYC-WELL.

Sanvello is a free on-demand emotional support mobile app.

Strategies for Coping with Isolation and Loneliness During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Shelter and Domestic Violence Resources

Lists shelters for women, men, and families by city and state.  Please see website for most up to date information.

Or call 1-800-799-7233 or Text LOVEIS to 225222.

Provides support for survivors of intimate partner violence through a 24-hour hotline 800-621-HOPE (4673), and comprehensive family justice centers in each borough. Please call 911 for emergencies.

Video Resources

Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, shares ways to create your own face covering in a few easy steps.

Can washing your hands really slow the spread of COVID-19? That depends on how you clean them.

Education and Family

Family & Parental Resources

Resources to help parents and other caregivers support children with autism during this time.

NPR explores using comic books to teach children about Coronavirus (in multiple languages).

Families across the country are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most schools, places of public gathering, and nonessential businesses are closed, and parents and other caregivers are faced with helping their families adjust to the new normal.

Available to provide support to overwhelmed parents. Call 311 and ask for parenting support. 

Spanish Children’s Stories.

General Resources

For new college grads, there’s a lot to consider. You have to find a job, and then you have to prepare to relocate to that job, which means moving during coronavirus – all of which were hard enough without a pandemic closing everything down.

Local internet providers who are offering free access to the internet during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Job Training Resources

Free contact tracing online course

Learn in-demand skills like Python, Git, and IT automation to advance your career.

The launchpad to a career in IT. This program is designed to take beginner learners to job readiness in under six months.

Introductory online course for entry-level COVID-19 contact tracers, for use by health agencies in rapid training of new contact tracers.