Information regarding available resources for unemployed workers is constantly evolving. Iowa workforce Development has indicated that unemployment is available and the FFCRA has also provided federal unemployment benefits. There is no guarantee, but DMACC would highly encourage those who have had reductions or elimination of anticipated compensation to review the Iowa unemployment process and fill out an application for unemployment. There may be available benefits for jobs that were discontinued or reduced due to COVID-19.
Unemployment insurance claims:
Here are the directions for filling out the form:
Employer’s Name: Des Moines Area Comm College (it must be spelled out exactly like this or it won’t recognize the business)
Use your work campus address, but if that doesn’t work, use this:
Address: 2006 S Ankeny Blvd
Employers Phone: 5159646200
Enter your job title.
Select a Reason for Separation: Layoff/Business Closing
Employee Start Date _______
Date you last worked for this employer ________
On a later page, there is a selection that you check saying you are temporarily laid off due to COVID-19.
More information can be found at:
What other options are available?
The FFCRA was signed by President Trump on March 18th and provided leave for employees. Please refer to the information about this leave at https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf and contact Human Resources at 515-964-6372 if you have questions or feel you would qualify for this leave.