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Resources for Employers

The State of Vermont has a resource page for employers including information on unemployment, information on essential vs. non-essential workers, and more. Visit their website for more info. You can also call 877-214-3331 for the unemployment insurance Employment Assistance Line or 802-828-4177 for Business Services/Rapid Response. 

For state guidance on steps businesses and employers can take to protect public health, click here


Resources for Businesses

The State of Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development has a COVID-19 Resource page specific to businesses needs including financial assistance, paycheck protection loans, tax information, and small business debt relief programs. Visit their website for more information. 

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): deadline has been extended until May 31.


Business Financial Coaching

Capstone Community Action offers assistance with filling out COVID-19 related business applications and coaching services. Money coach Mary Johnson is available for appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You can contact her by email or by phone at 802-760-8209


Revolving Loan Funds


ReSOURCE partnerships

Employers, please consider partnering with ReSOURCE for Construction 101 or another workshop. As an Employer-Partner, “try before you buy” a potential new employee AND help local talent enter the construction industry.    

  • The program screens for ready-to-work adults ages 18+ and provides four weeks of hands-on, construction training.  Trainees gain skills and OSHA-10 certification. Work-ready trainees qualify for on-sight work-experiences with employer-partners during last phase of training program. 
  • Students ready for full time work late July. 
  • Learn more:, 802-793-8309