Welcome to the Employment & Education Resources page.
Many employment and education services and resources have made adjustments to their daily operations and/or modified services in response to the “Safer at Home” mandates to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 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
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.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) offices are closed until further notice, however, services are still being provided online and by phone.
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, and Norwalk.
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.
Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) is providing services including intake appointments. Contact a local office for more information.
The below public library systems are closed through March 31, 2020 or until further notice. Most library systems are providing phone support and/or access to digital resources. Visit the websites below and/or call for more information. If you do not see your local library listed, click the Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County links to search for a branch near you.
Alhambra Civic Center
Los Angeles (City)
Los Angeles County
San Marino (Crowell)
Santa Fe Springs
EDUCATION & TRAINING RESOURCES
Most public adult schools and community colleges are closed to the public. Instruction may be offered through distance learning. 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.
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)
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – information about employee rights, paid sick leave, expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA.
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.”