North Coast SBDCEureka and Crescent City California

Help for Employers

Hiring

 

 

Retaining Employees

 

Laying Off

 

Employer Facts & FAQ

Thanks to The Smart Center / Job Market for compiling this excellent resource:

Read below or download fact sheet pdf.

Has your business been affected by COVID-19 or Shelter In Place?

Smart is here to help! Call or email us regarding the topics below or other questions.

Do you have under 500 employees?

• HR 6201: Families First Coronavirus Response Act was enacted 3/18/20. It applies to businesses with under 500 employees

(certain exceptions are being decided) and establishes new rules and mandates around employee emergency paid sick

leave, family medical leave, and tax credits for paid family and medical leave.

o SHRM https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/tools-and-samples/exreq/Pages/Det...

 

Have you had to reduce employee hours or temporarily lay off employees?

• EDD Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program allows for payment of UI benefits to individuals whose wages

and hours have been reduced. It is considered a temporary and practical alternative to layoffs, allowing you to retain your

quality employees, while reducing your payroll burden and allowing them to supplement their wages during this time.

o EDD Work Sharing Info and Application https://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/Work_Sharing_Program.htm

o Eureka Chamber YouTube Video Work Sharing Info https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bswiTw-zfwk

 

Have you had to permanently lay off employees?

• Smart Business Resource Center has programs that can help your employees get re-employed and/or pay for education and

training to train them in a new field. We can also pay for supportive services such as transportation, interview clothes, work

clothes, tools or equipment, etc.

o Smart Center Participant Services flyer (scroll to bottom of home page) https://thesmartcenter.biz/

 

Do you need to ease cash flow or have a need for short-term funding to help you through this time?

1) Call Your Bank. Many banks are deferring loan payments and offering other assistance for their clients.

2) North Coast Small Business Development Center has information on SBA and other special loans and funding opportunities

geared specifically for businesses. https://www.northcoastsbdc.org/index_north_coast

3) Superior California Economic Development has additional resources. http://www.scedd.org/

4) US Small Business Administration has additional resources.

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-lo...

 

Have you been designated as an Essential Critical Infrastructure Organization and have immediate hiring

needs to respond to increased demand during this time?

• Smart Business Resource Center has programs that can help. Because our mission is helping workforce (employers and

employees) thrive, we are already helping employees who were laid off or have reduced hours so we have access to

employees that are immediately available for work. We can send you resumes, work-ready candidates, or help with

screening and hiring. This is all at no cost to you!

o Smart Center Business Services flyer (scroll to bottom of home page) https://thesmartcenter.biz/

Shasta County: 530.246.7911

1201 Placer Street

Redding, CA 96001

Trinity County: 530.623.5538

790 Main Street #618

Weaverville, CA 96093

 

Have you had a reduction in hours or have you been temporarily laid off?

• EDD Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program allows for payment of UI benefits to individuals whose wages

and hours have been reduced. It is considered a temporary and practical alternative to layoffs, allowing businesses to

retain quality employees, while reducing business payroll burden and allowing them to supplement employee wages during

this time.

o EDD Work Sharing Info and Application https://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/Work_Sharing_Program.htm

 

Have you been permanently laid off?

• File for Unemployment Insurance (UI). UI rules and restrictions are being eased during this time so you may qualify, even if

you have been denied in the past.

o Information specific to COVID exceptions: https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

o Information on UI filing, including links to file: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm

o EDD YouTube Video to help with UI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQKrICx80H8&feature=youtu.be

• Smart Business Resource Center has programs that can help you get re-employed and/or pay for education and training to

educate and train you in a new field. We can also pay for supportive services such as transportation, interview clothes,

work clothes, tools or equipment, etc for those that qualify. Check out our Participant Services flyer for all that we offer

and then call or email us to enroll.

o Smart Center Participant Services flyer (scroll to bottom of home page) https://thesmartcenter.biz/

 

Do you need help finding Part Time, Full Time, Temporary or Permanent Work?

• Smart Business Resource Center has programs that can help.

o Smart Center Participant Services flyer. Check out our Participant Services flyer for all that we offer and then call

or email us to enroll. (scroll to bottom of home page) https://thesmartcenter.biz/

o Connecting to currently hiring employers. Because our mission is helping workforce (employers and employees)

thrive, we are already working with employers who have been designated as Essential Critical Infrastructure

Organizations and have immediate need for available workers. We can connect you.

o Job postings. Check out our local available job postings, updated daily.

▪ https://thesmartcenter.biz/job-listing/

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