Vermont Employment Resources

Below you can find resources for employment assistance across Vermont.

This includes information regarding filing for unemployment, information regarding workplace disputes or violations, and resources for employment searches, continuing education, and career development.

Filing for Unemployment: General Info

The number to file an initial claim within the Unemployment Office within the Department of Labor is 1-877-214-3330. An alternative number if you experience long waits, or if you have an existing claim, is 1-877-214-3332.  You can also contact Pandemic Unemployment Assistance at 1-877-660-7782.

 *Please note that the UI office is open from 8:00am- 5:30pm Monday-Friday. The number for filing weekly claims closes at 4:30pm on Fridays. They have recommended that Wednesdays and Thursdays are the slowest days for getting through. At this time, there are no options to file in-person, but we will be updating this page as these systems evolve.

What you will need

We have here a check-list of what information you will need to file, so that you do not waste whatever opportunity you have with getting in contact with someone to file.

Filing for Unemployment Check-list:

  • Beginning and ending dates of employment
  • Reason for separation
  • Account and routing number (if doing direct deposit) 
  • Your social security number
  • Driver’s license info

*Please note that you will be mandated to file a weekly unemployment claim in addition to your initial filing, should your request for unemployment be accepted. This will be sent to you in the mail, but you can also complete this online on a weekly basis here: Vermont Claimant Portal

If you prefer to file weekly over the phone, you can do so by calling the Vermont Department of Labor at 1-877-214-3330. 

Here is more information about how to complete your weekly filing: Guide to Filing

Vermont-Specific Resources

Vermont Department of Labor

The Vermont Department of Labor’swebsite has information regarding filing for unemployment, workplace safety regulations, workplace rights and wages, labor market information, workers compensation information, and resources available for workforce development. It also has resources for employer recruitment, and job search assistance for individuals looking for employment. | Visit Website

Regional Job Centers

The Vermont Department of Labor’s regional Job Centers help Vermonters access in-person career services where they live and work. Career exploration, counseling, consultation, and connection services are available virtually as well. Our local career specialists and specialized counselors can help match job seekers and employers with resources they need to meet their goals. | Visit Website

Reporting Harassment or Discrimination at Work

This VT government webpage has information for how to file a complaint for workplace harassment or discrimination. | Visit Website

Employee Rights

The Vermont Department of Labor has information for how to file a complaint if you feel your workplace is in violation of VOSHA (workplace rights) | Visit Website

Jobs in VT

Jobs in VT is a job search website specifically for Vermont jobs. | Visit Website

Seven Days Jobs

Seven Days is a popular source for Vermont employers to advertise their job openings. | Visit Website

Vermont JobLink

A website through the Department of Labor that helps connect jobseekers and employers in VT. | Visit Website

Common Good Jobs

A VT-centric website focused on job seekers in non-profit jobs. | Visit Website

When disability impacts work, VocRehab Vermont has the expertise and resources to help.

An agency specializing in assisting with disability-related job concerns. | Visit Website

Vermont Adult Learning

An agency offering free educational services to Vermont adults looking to further their education and career development. | Visit Website


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