The CalJOBS online system helps job seekers and employers navigate the state’s workforce services, including job searches, assistance with creating resumes, information about labor market trends and more.
America’s Job Center of California, based in San Luis Obispo, provides free help for local job seekers. Services include virtual workshops, assistance with creating resumes tailored to the specific employers, mock interviews and one-on-one job coaching if they qualify for federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act services. For more information, call 805-286-8530.
The Workforce Development Board website has information and resources for both employer and employees seeking assistance. The Workforce Development Board Facebook page posts job vacancies, information and resources regularly.
A one-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Tuesday, April 28
The Employment Development Department for the State of California began accepting online applications for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program.
State Employment Development Department Resources
As many businesses begin limiting hours for and laying off employees, it is important for employees to understand how to claim unemployment benefits.
Here's the scoop for those employees:
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program pays benefits to workers who have lost their job and meet the program’s eligibility requirements.
If you have become unemployed or partially unemployed, you may file a UI claim. After you have filed a claim, you must continue to certify for benefits and meet eligibility requirements each week in order to receive benefit payments.
The federal government has waived the requirement to wait one week before receiving benefits to allow for faster payment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
What is the information Employees need to have ready in order to apply?
You will need to provide EDD with your personal information and your:
Last employer information including company name, supervisor’s name, address (mailing and physical location) and phone number
Last date worked and the reason you are no longer working
Gross earnings in the last week you worked, beginning with Sunday and ending with your last day of work
Information on all employers you worked for during the past 18 months, including name, address (mailing and physical location), the dates of employment, gross wages earned, hours worked per week, hourly rate of pay, and the reason you are no longer working
Notice to Federal Employees About Unemployment Insurance, Standard Form 8 (former federal employees only)
DD 214 Member 4 copy (ex-military only)
Citizenship status, and, if you are not a U.S. citizen, information from your employment authorization document
Please suggest that all unemployed and underemployed apply for UI benefits ASAP!
Here is the direct link to the login/registration page: https://portal.edd.ca.gov/WebApp/Login…
CA Labor Agency Resources
For more information and resources visit: https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/
• For employers there are specific links on this main page under the “Employer Assistance” picture; and the right column stating “Employer Resources” has links to details regarding several programs, including work share;
• For workers impacted by COVID 19 there are also resources including a very helpful yellow & white table (if you scroll down on the main page) that has information on various types of assistance programs, what support they provide, and how to file.