North Coast SBDCEureka and Crescent City California

Help Managing Layoffs

Prevent or Manage Layoffs

SBDC and The Job Market (America's Job Center of California) partner to help business owners avoid layoffs and closure if possible, or manage down-sizing if necessary. Contact us to learn more about bringing together a no-cost, confidential Rapid Response team for your business and employees. (707) 445 9720 x210 or email LayoffHelp[at]

Prevention. Consult with an expert business advisor to see if layoffs or closure can be avoided. Apply at

Support. A Rapid Response team work with you to design a customized lay-off management event for your company and affected employees. It can include some or all of the following…

  • How to apply for unemployment benefits, MediCal, CalFresh
  • How to get help at The Job Market with job search, retraining, and more
  • Tips from a financial advisor on how to manage retirement and other savings
  • Counseling assistance from a trained social worker for employees who need it

Job Market experts follow up as requested by each employee to help them with individualized employment or training plans so they can get back to work as quickly as possible. 

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It all starts here. Complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.
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