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.

Register here

Red Cross Services for Veterans

The American Red Cross services for veterans date back to World War I and remains consistent with the spirit of our congressional charter. Today, the Red Cross is proud to maintain our commitment to the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

  1. Referrals to Community Resources
  2. Veterans Claims for Benefits
  3. Volunteerism in VA & Military Hospitals
  4. Map Your Skills to Our Job Opportunities
  5. How to Contact the Red Cross for Assistance and Volunteer Opportunities

Link to Red Cross 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

How to use 2-1-1 During Covid-19 Pandemic as a Resource Locator

211 LA is on the front line supporting LA County’s COVID-19 public information and community resource needs. 

Click here to read about what 211 LA is doing to support the residents of LA as the situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) rapidly evolves.

And click here to download a PDF flyer about what services 2-1-1 can offer during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Essential Worker with Childcare Needs?

 WeeCare, a nation-wide resource for employees with childcare needs.  WeeCare specializes in childcare placement for employers with essential workers and first responders.  Its directory has access to childcare facilities across the nation.  They can be reached as follows: https://weecare.co/daycare-near-me or call (323) 421-7479 to reach a WeeCare representative directly. Attached is a sheet with more information.

Click here to download information sheet