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COVID-19

News update

LA County Economic and Business Development is here for you and your business during this difficult time. The coronavirus situation is constantly evolving and there is a lot of information circulating. Below we outline some of the key services we offer to help your business face the challenges of this global pandemic and provide additional resources that may be useful. Please feel free to contact us directly with your concerns at bizdev@wdacs.lacounty.gov. A more complete list of resources can be found in our COVID-19 Guide for Employers.

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We are open and ready to help your business!

Contact us online at:
bizdev@wdacs.lacounty.gov

Rapid Response

Rapid Response

Is your business facing the possibility of laying off employees of 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. More info here

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SBI Loans

The US Small Business Administration(SBA) has developed Lender Match, a free online referral tool that connects small businesses with participating SBA-approved lenders within 48 hours.

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EDD Work Sharing Program

Employers can apply for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing Program through the California Employment Development Department (EDD) if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs. The Work Sharing Program helps employers minimize or eliminate the need for layoffs, keep trained employees and quickly prepare when business conditions improve, and avoid the cost of recruiting, hiring, and training new employees.

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LAEDC Layoff Aversion

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation(LAEDC), the County's provider for Layoff Aversion services, can work with businesses one-on-one to see if they qualify for non-traditional loan programs. Please email LAEDC for details and include the business name and commercial address so they can assign a regional manager to follow us with you.

Safer At Home Order

Los Angeles County issued a Safer At Home Order on March 19th mandating the closure of non-essential business and prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people. Below you can find tips on following these new rules. For the full Order

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Responding to the Coronavirus

The latest resources and guidelines to help protect American workers, families and businesses.

CalChamber

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the news, raising concerns among individuals and for our economy. This page provides links to CalChamber, federal, state and local resources.

https://advocacy.calchamber.com/coronavirus-covid-19/