Frequently Asked Questions

Temporary Layoffs

Businesses may request to place an employee (or group of employees) on stand by for up to 8 weeks and that employee can collect benefits without having to look for other work. Click here to learn more.

Taxes are coming up soon! Is there any relief?

Governor Inslee declared a state of emergency in response to new cases of COVID-19 in February 29, 2020, which allows the agency more flexibility in working with impacted businesses.

Affected businesses that owe Washington taxes may qualify for the following assistance: Filing extension for excise tax returns and late payment penalty waiver request.Click here to learn more.

For Those Laid Off or Furloughed

Amazon is opening 100,000 new full and part-time positions across the U.S. in our fulfillment centers and delivery network to meet the surge in demand from people relying on Amazon’s service during this stressful time, particularly those most vulnerable to being out in public. Click HERE to learn more.

Safeway & Albertsons are immediately hiring in-store employees & delivery drivers – Apply online at Safeway or Albertsons or inquire with the Store Director at your local Safeway or Albertsons.

After your apply you can drop off your resume, or just contact information for the Store Manager at the store location you applied at, and the date that you applied. They may not be able to meet with you at that time but can reach back out to you to move the process forward.

Quality Food Centers (QFC) needs pickup (E commerce) associates but hiring for all positions. Stores with the most immediate needs are for stores at University Village, Bellevue, Renton Highlands, on Holman Road, and at Edmonds. Apply online here. 

Be prepared to share your resume with a HR manager and then to complete to application process on site. HR maybe on site to move the process forward quickly.

Fred Meyer is accepting applications for all positions including cashier, bagger, e-Commerce clerk, grocery clerk, produce clerk, meat clerk, deli clerk and bakery clerk. Apply online here

Apply on line then go into the store that you applied at to meet the manager or leave your resume with the date that you applied on line and the stores that you have interest in working at. If you don’t have a resume leave your contact information to help move the process forward.

Does my insurance cover loss from a Pandemic?

Washington state business owners typically buy insurance coverage to protect themselves for potential losses. With the outbreak of a coronavirus, business owners may question if their existing insurance policy covers this type of loss.

According to the Washington State Dept. of Commerce, to be covered against any business losses due to a communicable disease such as COVID-19, you would need to have purchased an additional endorsement to your policy. More info here.


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