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Neesha Earles

Neesha Earles lost her job due to COVID-19 but not her perspective. She has held multiple positions as a nursing aide but longed for a career as a nurse, a goal she shared with Cincinnati Works financial coach Nina Vogt. The pandemic gave Earles time to think, and Vogt provided a sounding board. Earles decided …

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Resources to Help During COVID-19 Crisis: PUA Program

The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program was created as part of the CARES Act to provide unemployment benefits to Americans who might not have qualified for traditional unemployment – including self-employed workers, contracted workers and “gig” workers. Click here to apply. Cincinnati Works financial coaches are available to help our Members apply. In addition to …

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Resources to Help During COVID-19 Crisis: Unemployment Insurance

Ohio residents click here to apply for unemployment through the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. Contact your local unemployment office if you cannot complete the application online. Below is a list of common questions and answers regarding unemployment insurance and changes that were enacted last week with passage of the CARES Act. If …

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Christian Ortiz

After five years of working in property management, Christian Ortiz knew what was coming when she fell behind on her rent last fall. “I have been the one delivering the eviction notice,” she said. “It changes everything for you.” Her leisurely job search suddenly took on more urgency. A friend referred Ortiz to Cincinnati Works …

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