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Jobs & the Economy


COVID Safe Practices for All Employers

For a comprehensive list of required safety practices for businesses please click here.

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.

COVID-19 Prevention Posters

Cloth Face-Coverings Required in public and all indoor common areas for everyone’s safety. Violators, putting our state at risk, are subject to $100 fine.

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Latest Updates 

Work search waiver scheduled to end on July 18th

Claimants on PUA will not be required to search for work (Albuquerque, NM) – In March, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) waived the work search requirements for Unemployment Insurance claimants who had lost their job or had hours reduced as a...

NMDWS warns of scams regarding unemployment insurance

(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) warns Unemployment Insurance claimants to beware of scammers who may be seeking to steal personal information and/or Unemployment Insurance benefits. Be aware of potential fraud and only use...

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...