Rapid Response Services: Rapid Response Fact Sheet
If your business is laying off employees or even closing, America’s Job Center of California can support you and your workers through this difficult transition. Contact Jim Yancheson at [email protected] or (805) 249-9644 for local business support.
America's Job Center of CA: Weekly Virtual Workshop Calendar
Staff are available by phone and virtually to help you with your employment needs in this trying time - financial resources, online workshops, who's hiring. Contact the local AJCC by phone at (805) 286-8530.
Employment Development Department: EDD Coronavirus Resources
EDD has a website dedicated to the resources and programs available to workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19. If you have questions contact EDD by email at: [email protected]
EDD has a variety of videos to help navigate filing a claim at: UI Online Videos
CalJOBS℠ is California’s online resource to help job seekers and employers navigate the state’s workforce services. You can search for jobs, create resumes, find qualified candidates, and more.
Business Closure and Layoff WARN Information
Unemployment Insurance claim tips when considering filing a paper application:
As you are aware, the fastest and most convenient way to file and process a UI claim is through UI Online. This option is highly recommended. However, there are some instances where a paper UI claim application is preferred.
Claim Filing Tips
If you are considering submitting paper UI claim application ask if yourself if you have:
- Worked in Another State
- Served in the Military
- Worked for the Federal Government
If the answer is NO, it is encouraged to file a claim via the UI Online process.
If the answer is YES to any of the above three questions, it is encouraged to file a claim using the paper UI claim application process. Using UI claim application DE 1101i, the form is only available in English and Spanish and is available online under How to file a Claim.
Customers wanting to submit paper applications should select one of the following UI applications that best describes their employment. The form can be mailed or faxed. For faster and secure processing, customers may fax the completed application to the number listed on the form. If mailed, they should use the address on the form and allow additional time for processing.
A COVID-19 Guide to Applying for Unemployment Benefits is also available to assist customers through the claim filing process.
California Department of Social Services (CDSS): Distance Learning Guide
Small Business Administration Disaster Loans: SBA Loan Application
The application link is now open for any CA business wishing to apply for a disaster loan related to economic damage from the COVID-19 health crisis.
Daily (Monday - Friday) webinars through May 8, 2020 are being hosted to provide information about the EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) disaster loan program, PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loan program, other SBA Programs and services as well as additional local resources for small businesses and answering questions. Register Here.
Visit the CalPoly CIE Small Business Development Center website for more information about resources to help your business. Contact your local SBDC at [email protected] or call (805) 756-5171.
Mission Community Services Corporation/Women's Business Center: Local COVID-19 Resources
Mission Community Services Corporation’s Women's Business Center is full-service, technical assistance and training resource for entrepreneurs of all stages. Special focus is directed to undeserved low-to-moderate income minority women. Although they operate as the Women's Business Center they inclusively serve all small businesses.
San Luis Obispo SCORE: COVID-19 portal for small businesses
SCORE provides professional guidance and information to small or new businesses in order to strengthen the local economy. Some of the many services offered include mentoring sessions, workshops, e-mail mentoring and a publication that provides the processes and procedures necessary to begin and run a business and local contacts (government and private) that provide a smoother implementation of your ideas. The entire publication is available here online.
CA Labor & Workforce Development Agency: CA Labor & Workforce Agency Coronavirus Resources
Offers employer and worker assistance resources that may specifically assist with responses to COVID-19.
Economic Development Collaborative & Economic Vitality Corporation: COVID-19 Business Resource Guide
A comprehensive resource guide for employees and employers who have been impacted by COVID-19.
Learn more about the Economic Vitality Corporation in San Luis Obispo at SLOEVC.org.
The Families First Act provides for two paid leaves that employers across the United States must provide to employees in response to the coronavirus epidemic. The Act applies to employers with 1 to 499 employees. Employers with 500 or more employees do not have to comply with this law. It expires on December 31, 2020. The Act provides for two sources of paid leave: Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.
For up-to-date information for businesses and workers, please follow the Workforce Development Board of SLO County of Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sloworkforce.