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News and Events

Mid-State Industries Project Honored by ATAS

First place in Commercial Roofs Category

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Financial Help for Contractors

CARES Act offers forgivable loans

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Erie Materials Earns Great Place to Work Designation

95% of employees think it's a great place to work

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Glover Receives Career Achievement Award

Started as a driver in Scranton in 1996

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Wynne Joins Erie Materials

Director of Inventory Management

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Blatt Joins Albany Counter

Extensive experience in building materials and installation

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Unemployment for Contractors and Part-Time Workers

The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes  assistance for people who don't qualify for standard unemployment insurance.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) covers:

  • self-employed workers
  • independent contractor
  • freelancers
  • workers seeking part-time work
  • workers who do not have a long-enough work history to qualify for state UI benefits
  • workers who have exhausted their standard state UI benefits

PUA covers from Jan. 27, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020. Benefits can be paid retroactively and for a maximum of 39 weeks.

The minimum weekly benefit is half of the average unemployment benefit in the state. 

People in New York State can learn more by visiting the Department of Labor's CARES page at

In Pennsylvania, visit the Office of Unemployment Compensation at