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Monique was laid off from LAX DHL through AEROTEK during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In partnership with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), EWDD held a series of virtual Rapid Response sessions to assist employees who were impacted by the mass layoffs at LAX due to the pandemic. The sessions offered guidance to former employees on how to navigate filing for unemployment and connect them with vocational training opportunities to learn a new trade.

The program eased some of her financial worries by providing Monique assistance with gas, groceries and rent. Monique said that the Rapid Response Training program and guidance toward services she received was a “mental health breather” for her.

“Support has been better than a stimulus check, because the money goes exactly where it needs to be every time.”

If you have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, EWDD wants to help. Many residents of the City of Los Angeles have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Many are faced with job loss or are struggling to keep their businesses operational. Even as all Californians are asked to limit outside activities beyond what is absolutely necessary, the City of LA and EWDD are diligently working to provide crucial services and programs. Please visit our COVID-19 Resources page to learn more. EWDD's Employment Services and WorkSource Centers also offer a variety of services to help Angelenos of all ages. We're here to help.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of May 31, 2021. Read this issue and more.