Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Available
For Workers and Self-Employed Individuals in Saipan, Rota and Tinian Affected by Typhoon Mangkhut & Super Typhoon Yutu
The CNMI Department of Labor (DOL) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA-4396-DR-MP) for workers in Saipan, Rota and Tinian.
WHAT IS DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE?
The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) (42 U.S.C. §5177) authorizes the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program. The purpose of the program is to provide payment and reemployment assistance to individuals who are unemployed as a direct result of a major disaster.
DUA claims are only taken after the President of the United States, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), declares specific areas of the State/CNMI as disaster areas and authorizes Individual Assistance to individuals working in the disaster areas. DUA funding is provided by FEMA and does not come from employer payroll taxes.
On September 29, 2018, the President authorized major disaster declaration FEMA-4396-DR for CNMI due to Typhoon Mangkhut that occurred September 10-11, 2018. This declaration authorized Individual Assistance, including DUA, for the islands of Rota, Saipan, and Tinian. On November 16, 2018, the CNMI DOL announced the availability of DUA and the filing deadline for DUA applications of December 16, 2018.
Super Typhoon Yutu
On October 26, 2018, the President authorized major disaster declaration FEMA-4404-DR for CNMI due to Super Typhoon Yutu that occurred October 24-26, 2018. This declaration authorized Individual Assistance, including DUA, for the islands of Rota, Saipan, Tinian, and the Northern Islands. On November 16, 2018, the CNMI DOL announced the availability of DUA and the filing deadline for DUA applications of December 16, 2018.
CNMI Department of Labor conducting employer survey
Starting Tuesday, September 4, 2018, the CNMI Department of Labor will send an e-mail invite to approximately 4,000 recipients to complete an online survey. The survey is powered by SurveyMonkey© and is intended to determine the labor workforce population in the Mariana Islands.
Job fair coming to Kagman High School
The CNMI Department of Labor cordially invites all active job seekers for a job fair at Kagman High School. The event will be held in the school cafeteria on Saturday, October 6, between 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Interested participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their resume and be prepared to fill out job applications. The event is open to the public, free to attend, and no advance registration is required.
For additional information about the job fair, contact the Division of Employment Services at 664-3190 or 322-0996.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Last Updated 11/16/2018