Work with Apple Computers, iPhones, Tablets, Software? Or, Want to?

Apple’s Annual  Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) moves online for first time, June 22, 2020, with a jam-packed, all-online experience from Apple Park.

Special Event Keynote and Platforms State of the UnionJan. 22, at 10am. The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off with exciting reveals, inspiration, and new opportunities to continue creating the most innovative apps in the world. Join the worldwide developer community for an in-depth look at the future of Apple platforms, directly from Apple Park.

  1. 100+ Engineering Sessions Developer Forums
  2. Developer Forums
  3. 1-on-1 Developer Labs (by appointment) 

Click here for more information and to download the event app

Support for Women Businesses – NEW

New Economics for Women has put together a team of experts to take care of the Women’s Business Center. The NEW-WBC will have its headquarters in Canoga Park, with another location in Van Nuys. In addition to all the workshops and one-on-one consultations, the program will expand in the months to come with an “On the Road Program” taking the much-needed program to different communities and organizations around Los Angeles County.

The NEW Women’s Business Center provides resources and tools to ensure women entrepreneurs are on the right track for economic independence through small business ownership.

We are here to help your business. Register for local training workshops that help you develop your business. Book a 1-on-1 appointment with our staff. Get the support you need to succeed.

Visit the Website of NEW here

Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative Meeting, Wednesday June 10, 2020 – Online with Zoom

The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) is a structured network of over 300 public, private, and government agencies from across multiple sectors working together to improve the lives of veterans, service members, and military families in Los Angeles County.

ACCESS & ENGAGEMENT9:00 AM – 9:55 AM 
WOMEN VETERANS9:00 AM – 9:55 AM 
LAVC COLLECTIVE MEETING10:00 AM – 10:45 AM 
BREAK OUT GROUPS 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Next meeting will be online from 10:00am to 10:45am. Register here . . . .

Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative

Please join us for the next LAVC meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. This meeting will be hosted on Zoom!
This month, Dr. Carl Castro, the Director of the USC Military and Veterans Programs (MVP), will talk about his recent article examining the impact of COVID-19 on the Veteran Community. The full article is included below:Impact of COVID-19 on mental health care for Veterans: Improvise, adapt and overcome 

To learn more about the LAVC and community resources please visit our LAVC website.

Important Changes to Unemployment Insurance – 4-27-20

There has been an important change to Unemployment Insurance (UI) that the Labor Secretary announced yesterday. The Employment Development Department (EDD) has updated its website to reflect the latest changes for UI claimants (https://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/certify.htm):

Certifying for Weeks Ending March 14 through May 9, 2020 

Based on the persistent inability of claimants to access the UI OnlineSM system during this time period, if your UI benefit certification form has dates for weeks ending March 14 through May 9, you do notneed to certify or recertify for UI benefits. For these weeks, this means:

·        After you initiate your UI claim and are determined eligible, you do not need to provide any certification for your first benefit payment or continuing biweekly payments.

·        You will automatically receive your benefits, unless you have an existing disqualification or pending issue.

·        You will be required to provide information to the EDD if you worked during any of these weeks.

·        The failure to provide the EDD with information that you worked during these weeks may result in an overpayment that the EDD must later recover.

In the steps for receiving UI benefits, this means after you apply (Step 1), EDD will take care of Step 2 for you for the weeks ending March 14 through May 9, based on the persistent inability of claimants to access the UI Online system during this time period. You will be required to inform the EDD if you work during these weeks through Ask EDD by selecting Unemployment Insurance Benefits, then Payments, a

Unemployment Insurance and Covid-19 Pandemic

If your employer reduces your hours or shuts down operations due to COVID-19, you are encouraged to file a UI claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced. In addition, if you cannot work because of school closures and you have to take care of children, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. File a UI claim, and EDD representatives will determine if you are eligible. The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect UI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim. There are multiple ways to apply for unemployment insurance: 

  • Online. EDD is currently experiencing an increased volume of claims filed; the fastest method to apply for unemployment insurance is online. Click here to apply online.  
  • Telephone. If you do not need to speak with an EDD representative, call the UI Self-Service Phone Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-866-333-4606. For technical assistance, call the following numbers Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. to 12 noon (Pacific Time), except on California state holidays:
  • English: 1-800-300-5616
  • Spanish: 1-800-326-8937
  • Cantonese 1-800-547-3506
  • Mandarin 1-866-303-0706
  • Vietnamese 1-800-547-2058

UI FAQ: English հայերեն español 한국어 tagalog

Facial coverings now required by anyone outside of their home in Glendale, CA

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On April 14, 2020, the Glendale City Council voted to require facial coverings be worn by anyone outside of their home. This includes walking or running in your neighborhood, picking up essential goods such as groceries and prescriptions, and walking your dog. View the full order here.

Additionally, Essential Business employers must provide, at their expense, non-medical grade face coverings for their employees. All such employers must ensure that their employees have access to clean, sanitary restrooms, stocked with all necessary cleansing products; or sanitizing agents required to observe hand sanitation protocols recommended by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, provided at the employer’s expense. All such employers must implement social distancing measures for customers, visitors, and employees that provides a six-foot buffer, to the extent possible, between individuals.

All customers and visitors of essential businesses and organizations must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths to provide additional protection for employees and customers. At this time, the face coverings need not be medical-grade masks or N95 respirators, but can be fabric coverings, such as scarves and bandana coverings.

A business owner or operator may refuse admission or service to any individual who fails to wear face coverings as required. Additionally, all essential retail businesses are encouraged to install plexiglass to separate cashiers and customers at all points of sale. These are recommendations and not requirements.

View the Order here. հայերեն español 한국어 tagalog