Monterey County Workforce Development Board is proactively following and monitoring any news regarding COVID-19. We will continue to assess the situation as more information becomes available. Below are the latest updates related to our agency’s response to COVID-19.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Monterey County Workforce Development Board is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of both staff and customers.
While all locations are currently closed to walk-in traffic, phone and virtual appointments are available
- SALINAS AJCC – 730 La Guardia Street, Salinas, CA 93905 – Phone # (831) 796-3636
- MBEST Center AJCC – 3180 Imjin Rd., #157, Marina CA 93933 – Phone # (831) 899-8110 (Adult, Dislocated, and Youth Services)
- Monterey Peninsula Adult School AJCC – 1295 La Salle Ave, Seaside, CA 93955 – Phone # (831) 708-6484 (Adult, Dislocated, and Youth Services)
- Greenfield AJCC / City of Greenfield/Civic Center – 599 El Camino Real, Greenfield, CA 93927 – Phone # (831) 315-8605
MCWDB is postponing all public events, including job fairs, onsite recruitments, workshops and community events, until further notice.
Information on COVID-19 is constantly changing. We will continue to update you with our current and proposed actions as we ensure the safest environment possible.
For more information call MCWDB Administrative Offices at (831) 796-6434 or (831) 796-3331.
KEY LINKS / RESOURCES
MCWDB Business Services
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Information for Employers
The California WARN act requires covered employers to provide advance notice to employees affected by plant closings and mass layoffs. Covered employers should continue to file a WARN even if you cannot meet the 60-day timeframe due to COVID-19. See the hyperlink below for more information.
Información del mercado laboral para los empleadores
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
Here, you will find numerous resources from the SBA, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), State of California, and County of Monterey that will help you prepare for, cope with, recover from, and rebuild your business should your business when the need exists. We are here to help you as well.
- Manual para Inundaciones en Zonas Internas de Ready Business
- Video sobre el Servicio a la Comunidad del Programa Ready Business
- Video sobre los Sistemas del Programa Ready Business
- Video sobre el Entorno Físico del Programa Ready Business
- Video del Gestión de Personal del Programa Ready Business
- https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=88099 (Spanish)
- https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=88063 (English)
Small Business Administration / (SBA) Guidance & Resource Page
This page contains consolidated federal resources and information about loan products for small businesses.
For more information, visit SBA Resource Page for Businesses & Employers.
Asistencia por disaster
CDC Resources For Employers
Below are useful guides from CDC to help your business combat the spread of germs, address changing behavior, and plan for potential disruptions.
CDC Guidance Page for Businesses
Business Pandemic Planning Checklist | Lista de Preparación en Empresas Para Una Pandemia de Gripe (en español)
IRS Resources For Employers
The IRS has set up a special section to help taxpayers and businesses affected by COVID-19. The page will be updated as new programs are made available.
Link: RS COVID-19 page
Monterey County Workforce Development Board Rapid Response (Layoff Assistance or Aversion)
Assists employers and workers affected by anticipated or scheduled layoffs, business closures, and natural or other disasters. Services include on-site sessions where employees learn about unemployment benefits, job search techniques, training opportunities, and reemployment.
Monterey County Public Health Department – https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health
The CA Employment Development Division (EDD) provides a variety of support and relief services to employees affected by COVID-19 in California. For the most up-to-date information, visit CA EDD’s COVID-19 resource page.
Reduced Work Hours
If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own.
Sick or Quarantined Workers
If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.
Please check back regularly for updates.