Is your business facing the possibility of laying off employees or even closing? The Los Angeles County America’s Jobs Centers of California (AJCCs) can help you get your business back on track. Specialized Business Service Representatives can work with you and your employees to minimize losses and improve morale. We can also assist your business with strategic planning to ensure that your business does not face a similar situation in the future. Contact your local Business Service Representative at an America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) for more information by emailing bizdev@wdacs.lacounty.gov or calling (213) 810-1641.

LAEDC, the County’s provider for Layoff Aversion services, can work with businesses one-on-one to see if they qualify for other non-traditional loan programs. Please email LAEDC for details. Include a business name and city where the business is located so LAEDC can assign a regional manager to follow up with you.

Employers can apply for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing Program if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs.

The Work Sharing Program helps employees whose hours and wages have been reduced:

  • Receive UI benefits.
  • Keep their current job.
  • Avoid financial hardships.
  • The Work Sharing Program helps employers:
  • Minimize or eliminate the need for layoffs.
  • Keep trained employees and quickly prepare when business conditions improve.
  • Avoid the cost of recruiting, hiring, and training new employees.

https://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/W

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