Job Loss Assistance and Resources

Have you been laid off, furloughed, or your hours been reduced recently due to the COVID-19 outbreak? The City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) is here to help you through this transition process by providing virtual orientations that will guide you through all available resources, including how to apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) through CA EDD and health insurance.

Virtual Orientations

The free virtual orientations are led by EWDD’s Rapid Response Team, which is trained to support employees and businesses through any transition process. The team will demonstrate the Unemployment Insurance Benefits process, along with other various resources that support transitioning into a job as quickly as possible.

* RSVP below to register for a session in English or Spanish:

10:00am - Tuesday, Wednesday
1:00pm - Wednesday, Thursday

After registration, you will receive a phone number and access code to a virtual conference room. Prior to your training, please review the Job Resources Presentation to help you follow along with the virtual orientation.

1:00pm - Martes
10:00am - Jueves

Después del registro, recibirá un número de teléfono y un código de acceso a una sala de conferencias virtual. Antes de su sesión, repase la Presentación para que le sea mas fácil seguir la información en este formato virtual.
Orientations will not be scheduled on legal holidays as observed by the City of Los Angeles

All services are free and are mandated by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) legislation. EWDD’s Rapid Response Team will also continue to work with individual companies to set up sessions specifically for them/their employees. These orientations are geared for anyone whose job was impacted by COVID-19 or otherwise was recently laid off.


Virtual Orientation Documents

Unemployment Insurance (UI) FAQs

How to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim through the California EDD website

Have specific questions about your case?
Only CA EDD representatives with access to employment histories can answer direct questions.
Contact: 1-800-300-1516

For General UI questions:
Call 833-978-2511 seven days a week for technical help with accessing UI OnlineSM and other general questions. Representatives will not have access to your claim or payment information.
UI OnlineSM is the fastest way to file a claim or you can call 1-800-300-1516

CA EDD Coronavirus FAQs

Are you an independent contractor and want to know if you are eligible for UI?
Visit the CA EDD FAQs to determine your options, then apply at UI OnlineSM

US Department of Labor (DOL)

CA Employment Development Department (EDD)

Apply for UI Benefits Online

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Fact Sheet (pdf)

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) FAQs

State Disability Insurance


California Training Benefits

City of LA WorkSource Center (AJCC) Locations

EWDD WorkSource Centers

Locate an America’s Job Center of California

Healthcare Options

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

Broker Check

Job Dislocation — Managing the Financial Impact of Unexpected Job Loss

Job Dislocation How to Make Smart Financial Choices After a Job Loss (pdf)

Other Resources

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Workers

2-1-1: Access Information Online

Dial 3-1-1: Telephone Access to Non-Emergency Municipal Services

LA County Department of Mental Health
Access Line: 800-854-7771 or Text "LA" to 741741
LA County Mental Health Resources website:
LA County Mental Health Crisis Phone Numbers (pdf)

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Resources for Angelenos Economically Impacted by COVID-19

City of Los Angeles BusinessSource Centers

go to EWDD Resources for Angelenos Impacted by COVID-19 webpage