Calls for a wage subsidy to keep people in jobs are growing as unions and Labor urge the state and federal government to act.
Tasmanian Labor leader Rebecca White called on the state government to lobby Prime Minister Scott Morrison on behalf of workers.
She said support offered to businesses so far had not been effective in preventing job losses.
"Every day we see another major employer lay off workers," Ms White said.
"The business sector and unions are crying out for more action to protect workers, jobs and businesses.
"I urge Peter Gutwein to advocate strongly with the Prime Minister to introduce a wage subsidy as a matter of urgency.
"Many Tasmanian businesses will never reopen without rapid intervention."
The Tasmanian branch of the Australia Services Union and Unions Tasmania echoed her called on Friday.
Unions Tasmania secretary Jessica Munday said the state needed to eliminate job losses where possible.
"The way we do that is we need to insensitive keeping people in jobs," she said.
The state government announced a second stimulus package to support Tasmanian businesses on Thursday which, when combined with the first stimulus, totalled nearly $1 billion.