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NMDWS News Release-October 19, 2020: NMDWS offices remain closed to the public until further notice

For Immediate Release

October 19, 2020

Contact: Stacy Johnston

Acting Public Information Officer


NMDWS offices remain closed to the public until further notice

Work search requirements are waived for all Unemployment Insurance claimants

(Albuquerque, NM) – In light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico, all New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) offices will remain closed to the public until further notice. Office closures include New Mexico Workforce Connection Centers and Labor Relations Division offices. Work search requirements will also be waived until further notice for all Unemployment Insurance claimants.

“With the recent record spike in cases resulting in high hospitalizations, the decision has been made to give New Mexicans more time before work searches are required,” said Bill McCamley, NMDWS Secretary. “We are also delaying the opening of our offices for in-person visits to ensure our staff and the public are protected. The spread of the virus has always driven our decision-making and it is vital that we stay home in order to protect ourselves, our families, and the heroes working in our hospitals.”

NMDWS is committed to doing our part to help stop the spread of coronavirus all the while remaining accessible to New Mexicans through virtual services. Individuals are encouraged to access online services for filing Unemployment Insurance claims, accessing job training opportunities, and career services at

Individuals may also contact their local New Mexico Workforce Connection to work one-on-one with a career specialist on employment and career goals. Specialists are providing services by phone, email, and virtual meetings. The main number for each office is listed below.

Alamogordo – (575) 437-9210 Las Vegas – (505) 425-6451

Albuquerque – (505) 843-1900 Los Lunas – (505) 212-9115

Artesia – (575) 748-1303 Moriarty – (505) 832-6774

Carlsbad – (575) 887-1174 Rio Rancho – (505) 771-2160

Clovis – (575) 762-4571 Roswell – (575) 624-6040

Deming – (575) 546-0192 Ruidoso – (575) 369-1730

Española – (505) 753-2285 Santa Fe – (505) 827-7434

Farmington – (505) 327-6126 Silver City – (575) 538-3737

Gallup – (505) 863-8181 Socorro – (575) 835-0067

Hobbs – (575) 393-5188 Taos – (575) 869-4219

Las Cruces – (575) 524-6250 Truth or Consequences – (575) 894-1263




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