July 20, 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.

REMINDER: Extra $600 Sunsets July 25 for UI Claimants
The Pandemic Additional Compensation (PAC) program under the #CARESAct provided eligible UI, PUA, and PEUC claimants an extra $600 per week beginning March 29, 2020. As a reminder, the PAC program ends July 25, 2020. Read more here.
Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Follow the State’s Guidance on Protecting Workers from COVID-19
Cal/OSHA is urging all employers in California to carefully review and follow the state's COVID-19 workplace safety and health guidance to ensure their workers are protected from the virus. The guidance will help employers comply with their obligations to implement effective measures to train and protect employees at each worksite. Read more here.
New Videos:
State Hiring Workshops, Part 1: Process Overview
California Job Seekers: Join EDD & CalHR for a 3-part online hiring series. This first workshop will give an overview of the hiring process.
On the Record:
California unemployment improves to 14.9 percent in June 
July 17, 2020

Farm worker a sunsetCalifornia’s unemployment rate improved to 14.9 percent in June as the state’s employers added a record 558,200 jobs 1, according to data released today by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two surveys.  Read more here.
UI Online: Reopen Your Claim
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