Laid-Off Member Resources

Member Assistance Intake Form

Please read the options and resources below. If you still need help with any of these areas of assistance, please fill out Member Assistance Intake Form, and someone from the Member Assistance team will contact you.

2020 Census Jobs

UNITE HERE Local 1 is supporting 2020Census to get an accurate Census count to complete the 2020Census mission. As such, we invite all of our Union members, family and friends to apply for a 2020Census position, and to complete each of your home addresses’ 2020Census forms on-line at as soon as possible if you have not done so already. You can directly apply for the positions listed below at from your mobile device or home computer.  The 2020Census job description is provided below:


EN Duties: Visit households that have not completed the Census 2020 survey and have respondents complete it. Enumerators are encouraged to work in the neighborhoods they live in, but can be asked to enumerate elsewhere.  

Pay: EN – $29.50/hour

Hours: 10 – 40 hours per week.

Schedule: Enumerators may make their own schedule a week in advance between the hours of 9am – 9pm 7 days a week.

Field Work Period: August 12th – October 31st

Incentives: Enumerators receive an “SF-50” – Notification of Personal Action – form upon completion of their employment. This document proves a person’s employment with the federal government, including their pay and duties. If Union members, family and friends aspire to future employment in the federal government, the “SF-50” is a very powerful leg-up for future employment.  

If Union members and family have any questions about the positions and/or once they have completed their job application, 2020Census also requests that they send a question email and/or confirmation email that they have completed their job application to,,,,


Local 1’s Illinois Unemployment Guide is available HERE.

Our Troubleshooting Guide for Indiana Unemployment is HERE.

If you would like help finding employment, please fill out this FORM.

Food Assistance

Looking for food banks in Cook County? The Greater Chicago Food Depository has a site to help find food pantries and pop-ups in Chicagoland.

Looking for food somewhere else? Feeding America has a food bank finder for the whole country.

Need help applying for SNAP benefits? Click HERE for more info.

Healthy Local 1

Is your health insurance through your employer at risk of ending due to COVID? Fill out this questionnaire and Local 1 will reply within 1-2 weeks to recommend which health insurance alternative might be best for you and your family:

Questionnaire:   Click here for ENGLISH.   Click aquí para ESPAÑOL.

Click here for 中文 CHINESE.    Click here for हिन्दी भाषा Hindi.

Financial Assistance

Banking guide to be posted soon.

Toolkit Videos

Check out Local 1’s “Toolkit” series that provides information and training on unemployment, food assistance, financial planning and more!