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July 27, 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:
Governor Newsom Announces New Supports for California Workers 
 
Governor Gavin Newsom announced new safeguards for California workers who face the greatest risk of COVID-19. In addition to support for workers, including agricultural and farmworkers, to isolate and quarantine, Governor Newsom unveiled a robust education campaign for workers and employers. Read more here.
New Videos:
InformaGente: Raul Castillo with CA Labor Secretary Julie Su & Commissioner Lilia Garcia-Brower (EN)
 
Infórmate, California! In this week's episode of #InformaGente presented by Listos California, the League of United Latin American Citizens and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, actor Raul Castillo talks to California Secretary of Labor Julie Su and Labor commissioner Lilia Garcia-Brower about workers' rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Hiring Workshops, Part 2: Resumes & SOQs
 
The Employment Development Department (EDD), in collaboration with the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR), has announced a 3 part series of no cost online workshops to provide guidance on the State of California hiring process. View more here.
On the Record:
COVID-19 Employer Handbook Available Now
July 24, 2020

Farm worker a sunsetCalifornia's #COVID19 employer safety playbook is now available and includes guidance for safe, clean environments, best practices for an outbreak, testing information for employees, and more.   Read more here.
ICYMI:
State legislation has maximized available federal support to provide up to an additional 20 weeks of unemployment benefits (July 20, 2020)

Pandemic Additional Compensation (PAC) $600 ends July 25 (July 14, 2020)
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