Due to COVID-19, employers and workers in our region are facing challenges of epic proportions.
During these unprecedented times, the LAEDC has established this LA Covid-19 Community Connectory which seeks to provide crucial resources for vulnerable residents, small businesses, and nonprofits. The Community Connectory:
Engages LAEDC’s award-winning staff of business assistance and layoff avoidance professionals to directly help employers overcome challenges, retain staff and position for economic recovery.
Spotlights a growing array of financial resources that directly support individuals, as well as programs to help businesses and community-based organizations.
Provides frequent analysis and economic outlooks from LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics to help all people in our region plan for economic recovery.
All the services of LA Community Connectory are provided at no charge, in keeping with LAEDC’s public-benefit mission, and true to our history of helping save over 240,000 direct jobs in LA County over the past 20 years.
One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, Zócalo and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County present When Women Vote, a three-event series that begins with “How Have Women’s Protests Changed History?”
There are few forces of nature more formidable than a group of women fed up with the status quo. From the French Revolution—which was sparked in part by a 7,000-woman march from Paris to Versailles—to Black Lives Matter—which was founded by three women—some of the most important protest movements in global history have been women-led. In addition to organizing many of summer 2020’s continuing marches, over the past century women have taken to the streets to rally for voting and equal rights, to condemn sexual and gun violence, and to stand against the sitting president. But protest has taken other forms too, including the #MeToo movement, anti-colonial mobilizations from Ethiopia to Southeast Asia, women taking the wheel in Saudi Arabia to demand the right to drive, and boycotts and strikes like the Women’s Political Council Montgomery bus boycott. How have women risen up collectively to create change—and influenced broader movements in the process? What has made women particularly effective protesters, and what ideas have women come up with that have changed the art of protest? A panel of scholars and activists visits Zócalo and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to discuss the power of women saying “no” throughout history.
John Gutierrez, Deputy Director of Veteran Services at JVS, and Vanessa Lopez, Veteran Representative of Workforce Services, discuss the impact of COVID-19 on local veteran employment. We have included the slides and flyers related to the presentation below.
What are government bids and how you can take advantage of the opportunities out there for women owned, minority or disadvantage owned businesses. We will walk you through all the process. Bring your questions we will help you answer them. Thursday, July 16, 20200, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Click to Register Here
Engineering employment may have taken a hit during the pandemic, but many of those in engineering are just shifting to home-based work. Companies that employ engineers have adjusted to home-based work, even in their hiring practices.
Typically, mechanical, electrical, and design engineers need to be hands-on and practical. Yet there are some areas which can be tackled from home with good internet connection and technology.
Many companies are now advertising specifically for work-from-home engineers. Here’s a list of companies that are specifying remote engineers. This is just a handful of opportunities. The organizations seeking remote workers ranges from Volvo and Eaton to Zoom and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires employers to provide “employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.” Known as the general duty clause, this includes COVID-19 exposure in hospitals and other health care facilities.
PPE for COVID-19 must include, at minimum, N95 respirators or higher, isolation gowns, eye protection, and gloves. Surgical and non-respirator face masks do not protect persons from airborne infectious diseases and cannot be relied upon for novel pathogens such as COVID-19. A Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) with high efficiency particulate air filters must be worn during aerosol generating procedures on suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Protections hospitals/health care employers must implement for COVID-19:
Open and continuous communication about any potential exposure to suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case(s).
Screening protocols to identify patients who may have COVID-19 infections.
Plans to ensure prompt isolation of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infections in airborne infection isolation rooms.
Protective PPE for nurses and other health care workers providing care to patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infections including airborne and contact precautions. PPE for COVID-19 must include, at minimum, N95 respirators or higher, isolation gowns, eye protection, and gloves. OSHA recommends that if N95 respirators are not available, employers should use higher levels of respiratory protection such as N/P/R100s, elastomeric respirators, powered-air purifying respirators, and others.*
A Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) with high efficiency particulate air filters must be worn during aerosol generating procedures on suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases.
All donning and doffing should be performed in a separate room, with a buddy system to ensure efficacy and hands on training.
14 days paid precautionary leave for a nurse or other health care worker who is exposed to COVID-19.
Exposure incident procedures. Employers must identify, evaluate, and investigate potential worker exposures. Medical follow-up services must be provided, free of charge, to all exposed employees.