Welcome to the Employment & Education Resources page.
The following updates have been summarized from a variety of sources to provide information to workers impacted by COVID-19, job seekers, students, and others. It is recommended that individuals contact resources directly for the most current information.
Employment & Education COVID-19 Resources and Updates (updated: 1/30/2023)
FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR WORKERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has information and resources for workers impacted by COVID-19, including but not limited to illness, caregiving, job loss, and school closures.
2021 Economic Impact Payments – The American Rescue Plan Act 2021 is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill signed in to law on March 11, 2021. Payments will be sent out by direct deposit, which some recipients started receiving as early as March 12. To learn about the economic impact payments visit the IRS webpage Economic Impact Payments. Also, please visit the Resources page to view more resources related to the stimulus payment.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) Services are still being provided online and by phone. However, if you do not have a phone or internet access, you can come to their office lobby doors and their staff will assist you.
Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County has created a useful page with frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 and various practice areas. Visit HERE.
Visit Social Security Administration to stay updated on their response to COVID-19.
Work Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA) programs are still open to provide benefits planning guidance. Please call 1-866-968-7842 to be referred to the to the appropriate WIPA program.
EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES FOR JOB SEEKERS
AMERICA’S JOB CENTERS OF CALIFORNIA (AJCC)/WORKSOURCE CENTERS
Job-seekers should contact their local AJCC/WorkSource Center for the most current information about the availability of services during the COVID-19 response.
Service Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Information about County of Los Angeles America’s Job Centers of California is available from the department of Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services (WDACS). Call for more information. Areas served by Los Angeles County AJCCs include, but are not limited to the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita, Pomona Valley, West Covina, Compton, parts of South and West Los Angeles, and Santa Fe Springs.
Service Areas 2, 4, 5, 6
City of Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department (EWDD) services are available from Worksource, Youthsource, and BusinessSource centers. Major events (i.e. job fairs) are postponed. City of Los Angeles Workforce Services are available in the City of Los Angeles including the San Fernando Valley, Metro, East, South, and West Los Angeles.
Service Area 2
Verdugo Workforce Services may be limited. Call (818) 409-0441 to inquire. The Verdugo Job Center services Burbank, Glendale, and La Canada-Flintridge.
Service Area 3
Foothill Workforce Development Board offices are closed to the public. Limited services are available by phone. The Foothill Workforce Development Board services the San Gabriel Valley.
Service Area 7
Southeast Los Angeles County (SELACO) Workforce Development Board is offering limited services by phone. Call the local center for more information. SELACO services the cities of Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Norwalk, Paramount.
Service Area 8
Pacific Gateway – The Workplace and Harbor Center are open with limited capacity to focus on Unemployment Insurance claims and job transition programs. The Youth Opportunity Center is closed. Call for more information.
South Bay Workforce Investment Board – Services are available by phone, email, and appointments as necessary while practicing social distancing.
ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
Chrysalis – Downtown Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, and Santa Monica locations are temporarily suspending in-office services until further notice. However, services may still be accessed remotely by calling (213) 394-2390 or email CS@changelives.org.
Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) is providing services including intake appointments. Contact a local office for more information.
A select number of libraries are reopened and will be providing certain in-person services including browsing through the collection and checkout items, using the public computer, printing and free Wi-Fi. LA County Library Sidewalk Service will also continue to be offered at participating libraries. To find your nearest local library branch, click the Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County links.
EDUCATION & TRAINING RESOURCES
All Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Division of Adult and Career Education (DACE) campuses are now open for both day and evening in-person instruction, please click the link above for more details and to search your nearest adult education school. Most community colleges are providing instruction through distance learning, however, you will need to contact them directly to learn about any updates to their instruction policy. Many free resources to continue learning are posted on many of the school and district websites, including but not limited to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Division of Adult and Career Education.
Numerous digital resources are available from the public libraries, including access to professional development courses and tutors. Click the public library links above for your local library or visit the LA County Library website for more information.
Visit the Education Resources section to explore K-12 Learning Activity Resources that supplement your child’s learning during the Safer at Home mandates. Adult education and training can also be found in the above link as well.
For updates on the status of re-entry resources and their services in Los Angeles County please visit RE-ENTRY RESOURCES.
State of California COVID-19 response – centralized location for numerous local and statewide resources.
L.A. County Business and Worker Disaster Center – free one-on-one counseling and support for business owners and workers impacted by COVID-19.
Telephone: (833) 238-4450
Social Media: @LACHelpCenter (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
Legal Aid at Work (Free Legal Information) – This resource contains to information related to COVID-19, undocumented worker relief programs during COVID-19, domestic violence, and undocumented workers’ rights in general.
World Central Kitchen is now activating restaurants to help provide jobs for their staff and meals for those in need. #ChefsForAmerica is making a key connection between people who need meals and restaurant workers and drivers who need to earn a living.
Explore the menu items on the left-hand side of the page to find resources related to employment, job and career development, education, training, and volunteering. Please take a moment to look at the map below to identify the service area you are in as some of the resources may be organized by service area. Please revisit this page periodically as they are updated on a regular basis.
NOTE: “This is for informational purposes only and not an offer of County employment (for opportunities and openings with LACDMH, please visit our Employment Opportunities page.) The jobs, links, flyers and other postings on this page are neither endorsed nor approved by the County of Los Angeles. Information and linked sites have not necessarily been reviewed. The completeness, timeliness and availability of listed positions are not known. Los Angeles County is not liable for any damages that may result from use of these listings.”