COVID-19 Update for Job Seekers and Workers
Job Seekers and Workers: Due to COVID-19, service providers have ceased in-person meetings and workshops. Please visit the following links below to learn about site-specific changes, service delivery, and virtual services:
Eden Area America’s Job Center of California at Rubicon Programs for Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Ashland, Cherryland, and Castro Valley residents please see contact information below:
(510) 672-4150 or (925) 914-7675
Tri-Cities Career Center in Newark at Ohlone College for Fremont, Union City, and Newark residents please see contact information below:
North Cities Career Center at the College of Alameda for Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville and Piedmont residents please contact information below:
EMPLOYEES/WORKERS WHO ARE SICK/QUARANTINED OR FACING REDUCED HOURS/WAGES
- Sick or Quarantined Workers: Sick or quarantined workers may be eligible to file for State Disability Insurance, with benefits ranging from 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and from $50-$1,300 a week. Find more information at EDD’s website.
- Caregivers: Workers caring for an ill or quarantined family member may be able to file for up to six weeks of Paid Family Leave. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week. Find more information at EDD’s website.
- Reduced Hours or Layoffs: Workers whose hours have been reduced or who have been laid off due to COVID-19 may be able to file for Unemployment Insurance (UI). UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. Find more information at EDD’s website.
Job seekers looking for employment opportunities or career advancement opportunities, will find that our Career Service Providers and Sub-Regional Workforce Network (SWN) partners have a lot to offer! SWN partners provide information as well assistance with connecting job seekers to a continuum of services.
All job seekers are welcome to visit a Career Service Provider near you, to attend workshops, search for jobs on the computer, use the internet, fax machines, and printers.
Interested in going to training to learn a new skill to enhance your employment prospects? Learn how to qualify for training programs that will help you gain a competitive edge to your next career by contacting or visiting today!
To get a head-start, register on CalJOBS before visiting a career service provider.