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6.6M People File Unemployment Claims

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More than 6.6 million people have filed unemployment claims in the week ending March 28, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor. This figure is in addition to 3.3 million people who filed unemployment claims in the …

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Navigating CARES Act Loans for Small Businesses

CARES Act Loans for Small Businesses

Signed into law March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes nearly $350 billion in federal assistance through a small business loan program. Offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) aims …

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True Value Readies Paint Facility to Produce Hand Sanitizer

True Value Co. is converting parts of its Cary, Illinois, paint manufacturing facility to produce hand sanitizer amid the COVID-19 pandemic COVID-19 pandemic. True Value owns one of the largest paint manufacturing facilities in the country, producing millions of gallons …

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A Letter From NRHA’s President and CEO

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To our valued partners and friends throughout the channel: As an industry, we are facing truly unprecedented times as we battle the COVID-19 virus. Despite this uncertainty, however, we have no doubt that we will emerge from this crisis stronger, …

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COVID-19 Employment Law Resources for Home Improvement Stores

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced independent home improvement retailers to evaluate their businesses from every angle. To assist home improvement operators answer questions about employment law, Hardware Retailing has compiled legal resources from the U.S. government and legal firm Taft. …

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NRHA Offers Free Retail Training Resources Through May 31

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In the past few weeks, many businesses, including home improvement operations, have faced uncertainties and have been required to adjust operations to ensure employees and customers remain safe. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people across North America and the rest …

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Hassett Hardware: Weighing What’s Right in Crisis

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The spread of COVID-19 has brought moral dilemmas to Eric Hassett, owner of five Hassett Hardware stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hassett’s stores sell products, such as cleaning supplies, which are critical for customers and employees to use …

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Protecting Your Mental Health During COVID-19 Disruption

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COVID-19 presents stressors and uncertainty for every individual. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have provided tips on how people can protect their mental health. Read highlights from the CDC’s overview below. For more information, visit the CDC …

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