September 8, 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.

Secretary Su Issues Labor Day Statement
California Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su issues the following statement on Labor Day: “Labor Day is not just a holiday, it’s a call to action, and we hear that call. We remain committed to returning millions of Californians to higher-quality jobs, ensuring effective enforcement and outreach, and supporting young workers who are entering the workforce at a time where, absent the right interventions, they could see long-term harms to income, security, and health.” Read more here.
Putting California on the High Road: A Jobs and Climate Action Plan for 2030
The California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) submits to the Legislature “Putting California on the High Road: A Jobs and Climate Action Plan for 2030,” a report developed pursuant to Assembly Bill 398 (E. Garcia, Chapter 135, Statutes of 2017).  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.
EDD Provides Summary of California Economy and Current In-Demand Jobs
This year, Labor Day unfolds against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Though the widespread economic effects of this event have resulted in record-setting job losses and unemployment, the Employment Development Department (EDD) has identified occupations in California’s current economy that are in demand and in need of workers. Read more here.
Complete The Census Today!
There are only 22 days left to complete the Census. Taking just a few minutes to answer the 9 simple questions helps determine dollars that fund important programs for the next 10 years. Complete the Census here.
New Podcasts and Videos:
How To Verify Your Identity With UI Online
On the Record:
Unemployment Insurance Benefits Issued to Impacted Workers Nears $77 Billion
September 3, 2020

California workers struggling through this historic COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact have received a total of $76.9 billion in benefits to help support their families as well as businesses in their communities. Over the last six months, the California Employment Development Department reports processing a total of approximately 11.9 million claims between the regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) program and extension claims, as well as the separate Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program.  Read more here.
Workplace Health, Safety, and Rights:
COVID-19 Employer Handbook Available Now
Multiple Employers Cited for COVID-19 Violations (September 4, 2020)
Cal/OSHA Reminder: Protect Outdoor Workers From Heat Illness In Hot Weather (September 3, 2020)

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Benefits Available for Those Impacted By Wildfires (August 28, 2020)

Employment Training Panel Focused on Providing Training Funds to Employers During Pandemic (August 31, 2020)
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