Rapid Response Services
If your business is laying off employees or even closing, the Workforce Development Board of San Luis Obispo County and the America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) can support you and your workers through this difficult transition. Contact Diana Marin at [email protected] for local business support.
If you are an employee who has been affected by a layoff, join us and our panel of experts as we share information about Unemployment Insurance Benefits and other local resources. Online presentations are held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 1 PM. Register Here!
Staff are available to help you with your employment needs. Contact the local AJCC by phone at (805) 286-8530 or by visiting 3450 Broad Street, Suite 103B, San Luis Obispo, CA in the Acacia Creek Business Park.
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:
The fastest and most convenient way to file and process a UI claim is through UI Online. This option is highly recommended.
If you are considering submitting a paper UI claim application, ask 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, please file a claim using the paper UI claim application process below.
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
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 a 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. As well as 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
The CA Labor & Workforce Development Agency offers employer and worker assistance resources that may specifically assist with responses to COVID-19.
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