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COVID Safe Practices for All Employers

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Information for Employees, Job Seekers and Unemployment

Information for Workers Affected by COVID-19.

Information for Employers and Business Owners

Recommendations for business owners and loan assistance programs.

Information For Individuals Experiencing Financial Hardship

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has declared a state of public health emergency in New Mexico as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (also known as COVID-19). In the midst of this unprecedented public health crisis, the negative impact to the economy has caused many individuals and families to suffer severe financial difficulties. The state and private companies have taken measures to mitigate financial hardship and the state is diligently working to identify additional sources of relief and to advocate for a full measure of federal support.

Latest Updates 

State seeks applicants for contact-tracing jobs

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health and the State Personnel Office began accepting applications Friday to fill 200 to 250 contact-tracing positions around the state as the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic moves into the next phase. The positions range...

Lenders in New Mexico Looking for SBA Loan Customers

SANTA FE, N.M. - Lenders in New Mexico are still able to help businesses with loan applications for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said today. As of...

Economic Recovery Council backs phased reopening

The state Economic Recovery Council, a group formed to advise the governor on the recovery of New Mexico’s economy in the wake of the unprecedented public health emergency caused by COVID-19, voted unanimously this week to endorse a preliminary plan for reopening the...