COVID-19 & the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

By March 19, 2020May 1st, 2020Uncategorized

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) advised that employers planning layoffs or shutdowns as a result of COVID-19 should share the layoff number, 2000180, with their employees. This layoff number will help expedite the unemployment process so employees can receive benefits as quickly as possible. In conjunction with this layoff number, click here to see the attached mass layoff instruction sheet. Employers can provide this instruction sheet to employees who are part of any layoff or shutdown.

Employees may apply for benefits at any time through ODJFS’s Employees may also apply by phone, Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm, at (877) 644-6562 or TTY at (888) 642-8203.

The ODJFS is available at for employer questions. More information about COVID-19, as well as more information on COVID-19 and its impact on unemployment procedures with the ODJFS, can be found at the following or

Mike Parker

Author Mike Parker

Mike has 30 years of experience in unemployment cost control management, and has been with Thomas & Company for 25 years. He is the primary contact with state agencies building strong relationships, lobbying for opportunities that increase quality of service and efficiencies, and insuring compliance with state specific requirements. He works with the client service team, answering technical questions related to the unemployment insurance programs administered by the individual states and oversees the processes associated with wage audits and fraudulent claim inquiries. Mike is a member of the SIDES Operations Committee and currently sits on four Operations Committee subcommittees.

More posts by Mike Parker