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November 16, 2020

LWDA Weekly Roundup: 

Each week the Labor & Workforce Development Agency and its departments engage with the public, stakeholders, and reporters on social, digital, and traditional media. Here are the highlights from last week.

News:

PAVING THE HIGH ROAD TO A RESILIENT ECONOMY:
The Power of Pre-Apprenticeship for Equity, Climate, and Quality Jobs

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2020, the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) presents PAVING THE HIGH ROAD TO A RESILIENT ECONOMY: The Power of Pre-Apprenticeship for Equity, Climate, and Quality Jobs. This weeklong celebration focusing on the strength of High Road Construction Careers (HRCC) and will highlight the latest resources and programs available to the workforce community. View more here.

New Podcasts and Videos:

PAVING THE HIGH ROAD TO A RESILIENT ECONOMY: A Virtual Forum

How to File a New Claim on UI Online
How to Verify Your Identity on UI Online
Social Media Posts of the Week:
Virtual Job Fair
North Bay California #JobSeekers, you are invited to join the virtual #JobFair this Tuesday, November 17. Sign-up information is below. #WorkingInCA #CAJobs #HiringNow #CaliforniaForAll 
Register here.
Virtual Job Fair
#SanDiego County and #Irvine #veterans, you are invited to attend a virtual job fair this Wednesday. Employers are #hiring during the pandemic. Sign-up below!  #WorkingInCA #CAJobs 
Register here.
On the Record:
Workers Impacted by Pandemic Collect $109 Billion in Unemployment Benefits
November 12, 2020
California workers who have lost jobs or had their hours reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic have received a total of $109 billion in unemployment benefits since March, providing valuable support to families and communities throughout the state. According to the latest data released by the Employment Development Department (EDD), the benefits are associated with more than 16.1 million claims processed over the past eight months. Read more here.
Workplace Health, Safety, and Rights:
Cal/OSHA Training Academy is Now Offering Courses for Employers and Workers

The Cal/OSHA Training Academy is presented by the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). Online training courses, guidance documents, videos, and other helpful resources on a variety of occupational safety and health topics are available. Read more here.

COVID-19 Information for Agricultural Workers
If you are a farmworker in California, here is what you need to know to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at home and in the fields. Read more here.
Información de COVID-19 Para Trabajadores Agrícolas
Si usted es un trabajador agrícola en California, esto es lo que necesita saber para ayudar a prevenir la propagación del COVID-19 en el hogar y en el campo. Leer más aquí.
ICYMI:
Employment Training Panel Awards $8 million to Train 6,300 Workers (October 28, 2020)
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