Global Reentry News:Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Eligible forUnemployment Assistance


 

Read below for news about unemployment and career services programming for PCV evacuees. If you are an evacuee or know any evacuees, please let them know about these resources. The NPCA Global Reentry Program has been set up specifically to deal with PCV evacuee issues. Go to peacecorpsconnect.org to learn more about this program. 

 

 

Guidelines: Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Eligible for Unemployment Assistance

On Tuesday, April 28, the U.S. Labor Department issued special unemployment guidelines which clarify that evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers are eligiblefor “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance” (PUA). National Peace Corps Association has been at the forefront on this issue, advocating for some type of joblessness assistance for evacuated volunteers. In a press release Tuesday evening, Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said: “For decades, Peace Corps and AmeriCorps volunteers have served our country at home and abroad — promoting democracy, literacy, development and good will. Today, these men and women — thousands of whom have been recalled — deserve the same safety net provided to others at this moment of need.”

Various states, including CaliforniaMassachusettsPennsylvania, and Texasare issuing guidelines for individuals to apply under the PUA. Individual evacuees will need to contact state labor departments to find details on how to apply. Learn more

 

Global Reentry Career Services Programming

We are excited to announce a series of job search webinars beginning this Friday, May 1. We will begin with two forums to listen to you about your needs in order to inform our immediate and future session topics and timing of career services offerings. We’ll have more on the calendar starting next week. And look for an announcement in this newsletter next week about how to sign up for individual career support as well.