State Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Steve Grove has this message for Minnesotans financially impacted by COVID-19:

“If you’re struggling right now because you’ve been separated from work based on this pandemic, we want you to know there’s help. At the very basic level we have an unemployment insurance system at uimn.org where you can get some near-term help with a portion of your weekly salary paid out to you every week. That’s important.”

Grove says you can also search a list of available jobs and find job-seeking resources and tips online at careerforcemn.com.