August 3, 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.

Employment Training Panel Provides Training Funds to Critical Sectors During
COVID-19 Pandemic
The State of California’s Employment Training Panel announced that it approved 13 contracts worth over $3 million in job training funds for workers. Panel members approved companies contributing to the COVID-19 recovery effort. Together, these businesses will receive contracts to supply their employees with critical job skills. Read more here.
Governor Newsom Takes Action to Strengthen State Unemployment Insurance Delivery System 
Governor Gavin Newsom announced a series of actions to better serve workers that have experienced job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the formation of an Employment Development Department (EDD) strike team, and a renewed focus on processing unpaid claims. Read more here.
New Videos:
State Hiring Workshops, Pt. 3: Test & Interview Preparation
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:
Unemployment benefits during pandemic top $55 billion in California
July 30, 2020

California workers out of a job or working reduced hours in this historic pandemic have received a total of $55.1 billion in unemployment benefits since March. The state’s Employment Development Department (EDD) has processed a total of 9.3 million claims during this pandemic, between the regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, extensions, and separate Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. Read more here.
Workplace Health and Safety:
Cal/OSHA and Statewide Industry Guidance on COVID-19
Governor Newsom Announces New Supports for California Workers (July 24, 2020)

COVID-19 Employer Handbook Available Now (July 24, 2020)
The Labor & Workforce Development Agency provides leadership to protect and improve the well-being of California’s current and future workforce.
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