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Workforce Assistance Grants & Help for Small Businesses

Post Date:04/29/2020 8:00 AM

Workforce Assistant Grants

County residents who lost employment because of the coronavirus epidemic may receive up to $800 in job loss benefits thanks to a $252,000 state grant received by the Riverside County Workforce Development Division.

“I am glad we have this additional resource from the State of California to assist job-seekers in Riverside County,” said Riverside County Board Chair and Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “This will support many people through the transition to new employment opportunities.”

The funding will help provide supportive services for jobseekers enrolled in the agency’s various workforce assistance programs.  Eligible jobseekers will be eligible for up to $800 in financial support for:

  • Housing assistance
  • Utility assistance
  • Telework equipment and internet access
  • Childcare assistance
  • Transportation assistance 

Jobseekers who suffered a permanent job loss due to economic impacts of COVID-19 will be prioritized for assistance.

In addition to supportive services, jobseekers enrolled in the program will receive comprehensive workforce services which include career coaching, paid training, on the job training and job placement. Services are offered in a variety of formats such as internet, email and telephone to facilitate remote access.

For more information on the supportive service program, please call 951-955-9742 or contact us via email at workforcehelp@rivco.org.

Free Webinars to Assist Small Businesses

Daily Calls with SBA

The US Small Business Administration is hosting daily calls at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm to share information and answer questions regarding Economic Injury Disaster Loans and the Paycheck Protection Program.  To join via phone or Zoom, you can sign up for email updates with phone numbers, web links, and other log-in information for any call you would like to join.  To receive current information:  https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSBA/subscriber/new?topic_id=USSBA_76 

Wednesday, April 29

California Capital Womens Business Center is hosting a webinar on April 29 at 1:00 pm, Strategies for Repeat Sales & Loyalty.  Registration:  https://cacapital.ecenterdirect.com/events/827505

California Capital Womens Business Center is hosting a webinar on April 29 at 2:00 pm.  This webinar will discuss small business lease and mortgage assistance specific to regional policies.  Registration:  https://cacapital.ecenterdirect.com/events/827536

The California Black Chamber of Commerce, Pacific Coast Regional SBDC, and Los Angeles Network SBDC are hosting a webinar on April 29 at 2:30 pm, COVID Resource Webinar.  Registration:  https://www.calbcc.org/events#!event/2020/4/28/sbdc-covid-resource-webinar

Thursday, April 30

The Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center and the Orange County Business Resiliency Collaborative are hosting a webinar on April 30 at noon, Assessing Cash Flow for Your Small Business.  This is the fourth webinar in a series devoted to business resiliency in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Registration: https://fullerton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QWD1tOP0Q7WApmc-WILbaA

Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce is hosting a webinar on April 30 at 1:00 pm, SIEMPRE JUNTAS - Partnering, Pivoting & Supporting: How Latina-owned Businesses are Responding to COVID-19.  Registration:  https://www.lalcc.org/event-3823075

Friday, May 1

The National Diversity Coalition is hosting a webinar on May 1 at 10:00 am, Virtual Coffee Break.  SEC and SBA staff will provide updates, trends and perspectives on how COVID-19 is impacting raising capital.  Registration:  https://nationaldiversitycoalition.ticketleap.com/virtualcoffeebreak/

Monday, May 3 and Beyond

California Capital Womens Business Center is hosting a webinar on May 4 at 10:00 am.  This is the first of two webinars to discuss business basics specific to state policies.  Registration:  https://cacapital.ecenterdirect.com/events/827538

SCORE is hosting a webinar on May 14 at 8:00 am, Essential PR Tools and Tactics while Being Shelter in Place.  Registration:  https://readytalk.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1301115&tp_key=f15ad29d9d&sti=scoreeventpage://

SCORE is hosting a webinar on May 21 at 11:00 am, Don't Let Fear Steal Your Dream of Business Ownership.  This webinar will discuss how to start a business during these times of crisis, including franchise options to consider.  Registration:  https://readytalk.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1301254&tp_key=8623356b8b&sti=scoreeventpage

For more business resources, please contact our Economic Development Coordinator at Ryan.Cortez@CoronaCA.gov.

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