LA Veterans Collaborative Zoom Meeting Aug. 12, 2020

Don’t forget to register for the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) meeting on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. This meeting will take place on Zoom – from 9am to 12pm.

 
This month we will hear from Dr. Carl Castro, Director of the USC Military and Veterans Programs (MVP).  He will discuss the future of the LAVC and the ongoing collective effort in securing its longevity.  Also, Jim Zenner, Mental Health Clinical Program Manager, with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, will provide an update on the Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN). Kelly Armaly, Consultant, with the Southern California Grantmakers (SCG), will share SCG/ VPAN Request for Proposal (RFP) opportunities at the local level.  Tony Madril, LCSW, will share information about an ongoing pilot study examining the benefits of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapyin the treatment of PTSD. 
The Legal and Re-Entry workgroup will host Rigo Reyes from the Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs Department. His presentation will start at 11 am immediately following the collective meeting. 

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LA Covid-19 Community Connectory

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.

Click here to go to site for more information and to register for services

When Women Vote: A Zócalo/Natural History Museum of LA Online Event – Aug 20, 2020 6pm

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.

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Webinar: How Women Owned Businesses Can Take Advantage of Opportunities for Government Bids – July 16, 2020 at 9:00am

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
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Work From Home Engineering Jobs Open a World of Possibilities

Design News / Image MoTek Technologies

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.

Watch Slide Show of Potential Jobs From Design News Here.

What Your Employers Should Provide: Protections at Work for COVID-19

It’s the Law: Your Employer Must Protect You

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.

* See page 15 of OSHA’s “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19”

Download CA Protection at Work Guidelines

NEW Women’s Business Center: Upcoming Workshops & Events

REGISTER FOR LOCAL EVENTS AND BUSINESS TRAINING

Setting Up Restaurant Accounting – JULY 9 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Loans – Loans – Loans what I need to know to get one. – JULY 9 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

COVID 19-Social Distancing Protocol for Restaurants and Food Trucks. – JULY 10 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Click here to see more upcoming work and business webinars at NEW . . . .

News from LA Veterans Collaborative

 Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) sends a thank you to those who joined the meeting this month! They look forward to hosting you at the next collaborative meeting on July 8, 2020.  


Dr. Frank Alvarez M.D., MPH, discussed Los Angeles County’s Roadmap to Reopening during COVID-19 pandemic. Here is some aadditional materials related to the presentation on COVID-19 and the Los Angeles County guidelines to reopening below:    
Roadmap to Reopening
Roadmap to Recovery Infographic
Protocols for Retail Establishments