Yes, you can! Though some of our clients have slowed down, none of them have closed their doors. Some clients are even adding staff as they make accommodations to add 3rd shifts. There is also an extraordinary demand on very specific industries right now that need our help—grocery store stocking, call centers, and custodial services. We are in communication daily with these businesses and foresee an urgent need for help in the very near future.
Our branch offices are open but with limited staff and face-to-face interaction. Therefore, the best option today is to complete the application online. Once you have applied, contact the branch office and one of our staff members will assist you in scheduling an interview and may proceed with the onboarding process. If you decide to come to one of our branches, you may be asked to provide information of any symptoms or exposure you may have had to COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
If you are currently an employee and experiencing a layoff due to COVID-19, please contact your branch immediately to update our staff with your current work status. You will be placed on a priority reassignment list for a new position. We will document your release date as this is important information that may affect your eligibility for government assistance benefits. If you are having COVID-19 related symptoms, please notify your branch immediately and do not report to work. In addition, contact your medical provider for evaluation and release to work. The CDC link www.cdc.gov will provide a list of possible symptoms and guidelines to protect yourself and others. Additional information can also be found at https://youtu.be/oGruT7Fd54E and by watching the video below:
We know that the stress of this pandemic is going to affect our associate workers, clients and business as a whole but we are very optimistic this will be a temporary situation. For our current employees that were directly impacted by COVID-19 through layoffs or illness, there are resources that may be applicable. Below are links to file an unemployment claim or request FMLA.
For Unemployment Claim: www.twc.texas.gov
To Request FMLA: https://timeoff.sedgwick.com/Home/Index?ReturnUrl=%2f or by calling 888-436-9530