County Launches One-Stop Virtual Disaster Help Center for Businesses and Workers

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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the County of Los Angeles launched a new Worker and Business Disaster Help Center, a centralized call center and website providing free, one-on-one counseling and support for business owners and workers who have been adversely affected by the ongoing Novel Coronavirus emergency.

The one-stop virtual center is jointly operated by the Departments of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) and Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) with the support of our County and State partners. 

For assistance, call (833)-238-4450, visit helpcenter.lacounty.gov and lacountyhelpcenter.org, or email disasterhelpcenter@lacounty.gov

Our Economic and Business Development team is here to help 

Our Economic and Business Development team is here to help your business overcome the challenges of this global pandemic by providing resources that may be useful during this difficult time, including layoff aversion and access to emergency capital. A complete list of resources can be found in our COVID-19 Guide for Employers here. Please feel free to contact us directly at bizdev@wdacs.lacounty.gov.

Virtual America’s Job Centers of California 

In alignment with the County’s “Safer at Home” order in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, our America’s Job Centers of California will no longer accommodate walk-in clients and are launching expanded virtual services. You can access all services via workforce.lacounty.gov. Individuals that have questions can email ajccjobs@wdacs.lacounty.gov or call 888-226-6300. See map for details on each site. 

Rapid Response 

Is your business closing or laying off employees as a result of COVID-19? The Los Angeles County America’s Jobs Centers of California (AJCCs) can help your business and your workers. Specialized Business Service Representatives can help mitigate losses and provide employees with all the tools they need to be successful during this transition, including financial benefits and re-employment services. We can also assist your business with strategic planning to ensure that your business does not face a similar situation in the future. For more information, visit here.

Residential and Commercial Eviction Protection

On March 19, 2020, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, signed an Executive Order moratorium on residential and commercial evictions in County unincorporated areas.The moratorium covers tenants and businesses retroactively from March 4, 2020 to May 31, 2020. For view the complete proclamation, click here.

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