Vermont Labor launched an online form for unemployment insurance claims to keep up with growing demand. Information about establishing a claim – click here. If your business is laying off 10 or more employees, there is a specific layoff process, which you can find information about here. Additionally, inform your employees to request direct deposit of their unemployment check to expedite the process.


They have also launched a Town Hall series, with separate events for employers and claimants. See below for recent events.

VDOL Resources for Employers

VDOL Website

NOTE: As of March 26th, VDOL has temporarily closed its General Assistance and Employer Services lines as they prioritize the intake of initial claims and processing of established claims submitted electronically. Employees should refer to the electronic submission for here:

  • UI Employer Assistance Line – 877-214-3331
  • UI Employee Assistance Line – 877-214-3330
    • Increased staffing, added electronic intake form as of March 18th [link]
    • Open Saturdays, 9:00am-3:00pm, starting March 21st [link]
  • WD Employer Services/Rapid Response – 802-828-4177