COVID-19 / Employment
Resources for students and teachers Community Colleges, Adult Ed, Distance Learning, Employment Opportunities, Job Search, Workers Rights
- DISASTER Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
- DUA is a federal program that night be authorized to provide financial assistance to jobless workers and the self-employed when they are unemployed as a direct result of a Presidentially Declared major natural disaster.
- EDUCATION - Cal Grant Administrative Requirements Eased by Governor's Executive Order
- 5/20/20 Gov. Newsom issued an executive order easing certain administrative requirements for verifying Cal Grant eligibility. The deadline by which Cal Grant applicants must verify their Grade Point Average (GPA) is extended to 9/2/20. This applies to students that submitted a financial aid application before the deadline but do not yet have a verified GPA on file. It also waives the verification of Selective Service registration for students applying for financial aid via the CA Dream Act Application (CADAA) for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. New Cal Grant applicants can self-certify their high school graduation if their school is unable to do so due to school closures. Students can log onto their WebGrants 4 Students account to determine the next steps in accessing their Cal Grant award or call (888) CA GRANT, for assistance. Full Executive Order Key Words: Pandemic, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Education, CSAC,
- EDUCATION - Center for Employment Training (CET)
CET is still open to facilitate distance learning but our campuses are currently closed. CET has open enrollment and you can start anytime, even now.
Check here for COVID-19 Updates
One of the most successful vocational training programs in the nation, Center for Employment Training has always been a place where the whole person is the focus. Employment Assistance, Childcare, ESL, Vocational Training, Member of CADRE Disaster Collaboration, Multi-lingual: Spanish, Vietnamese 14 Centers in 4 states: Alexandria, VA, Coachella, CA Colton, CA, Durham, NC (2), El Centro, CA, El Paso, TX, Oxnard, CA, Sacramento, CA Salinas, CA, San Diego, CA, San Jose, CA, Santa Maria, CA, Soledad, CA, Watsonville, CA Key Words:
- EDUCATION - Don't fall for COVID-19 student loan relief scams
- 6/17/20 There are two main types of scams. In one scam, a company will charge to enroll you in a benefit you could have accessed for free, such as a federal income-driven repayment plan. In another scam, you’re promised something too good to be true — like forgiveness — in exchange for payment. Then they take your money and run The coronavirus relief package did include provisions for most federal student loan borrowers, but not private loan borrowers. Individual private lenders are offering benefits such as short-term emergency deferment or waived late fees. .
- EDUCATION - Learn to Earn Tool Kit
- THE LEARN TO EARN TOOLKIT IS A FREE ONLINE RESOURCE FOR INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED ADULT LEARNERS OF ENGLISH AND BASIC SKILLS. National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) Key Words: Instructor Resource, ESL
- EDUCATION - Opportunity Youth Academy (OYA)
- The Opportunity Youth Academy offers Santa Clara County students a blended program of teacher-directed instruction and online credit accrual and recovery options. The individualized support of teachers, counselors, navigators, liaisons and access to the services of SCCOE partners from community-based organizations is the hallmark of this unique program. The focus is ensuring that students leave the program with a high school diploma, and a path to college or career. The classes satisfy admission requirements for CA public universities and military service. Offices in: Milpitas, Gilroy, and San Jose Key Words: mental health, juvenile justice,
- EDUCATION - San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School
- SJCCCS COVID-19 Resource Guide *** The SJCC & CS offers secondary education courses through it's full-time charter high school, and vocational education and job training through its Environment Program and Recycling Departments. Another program, YouthBuild San Jose, combines the mandatory academics with paid on-site job training in the high demand, high wage construction trades. Multi-Language: Spanish Key Words: Childcare, teenage parents,
- EDUCATION - Scholarships for immigrants and refugees
- In the USA, there are many scholarships especially for refugees and immigrants. On this USAHello page, you will find scholarships by state, by nationality, and by learning topic. You can apply for these scholarships to help pay for your education. Key Words - Financial Aid
- EDUCATION - Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarships
COVID-19 Scholarships Updates
March scholarship due dates have been extended. Please keep in mind that our physical offices are closed. Email is best, but leave a voicemail if you wish to receive a call back. Scholarships staff can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.450.5487 from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
SVCF administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school seniors, college and graduate school students, vocational and re-entry students. Scholarship deadlines and requirements vary; please review complete information on each program's web page. In general, applications are accepted in January and February. Key Words: Financial Aid, Key Words: Education, Coronavirus
- EDUCATION - SparkPoint Multi-Service Center
- SparkPoint offers integrated services to help people end the cycle of poverty through free job coaching and training, education and financial literacy. Resources such as limited rental assistance and emergency grants are available to eligible students, alumni, and qualifying low income public at the Workforce Inst in San Jose, through all SBCAE members. Sparkpoint Community Bulletins Key Words: Housing, Finance, UWBA
- EMPLOMENT - COVID-19 Contact Tracing Course
- 2021 In this free, 7 hour virtual course, students will learn about the science of SARS-CoV-2 , including the infectious period, and why contact tracing can be effective. How contact tracing is done, including how to build rapport with cases, identify their contacts, and support both cases and their contacts to stop transmission. Also cover several important ethical considerations around isolation, and quarantine. Identify some of the most common barriers -- along with strategies to overcome them. English with Subtitles: Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Chinese (Simplified), Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Korean, German, Russian, Turkish, English, Hebrew, Spanish, Nepali Key Words: Pandemic, Coronavirus
- EMPLOYMENT - AFL-CIO: When the Paycheck Stops - Survival guide to unemployment
- Advice on surviving the COVID-19 pandemic including how to find the help you need, taking charge of your personal finances, and looking for a job. Key Words:
- EMPLOYMENT - CA EDD (Employment Development Dept)
- California is responding to the spread of a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (COVID-19). While investigations to learn more about the virus are ongoing, workers and employers should review their health and safety procedures to help prevent exposure to the virus. The EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19. Key Words: Business, Unemployment,
- EMPLOYMENT - CA Labor & Workforce Development
- Grid of Benefits and eligibility for Workers Impacted by COVID-19. What employees are entitled to may be confusing. The purpose of this information is to make it easier to understand what resources may be available. Key Words: Disability, Unemployment, Paid Family Leave, Paid Sick Leave, Workers' Compensation
- EMPLOYMENT - Day Worker Center of Mt. View
- COVID-19 Update - Employer requests are down, and the Center continues to serve breakfast and lunch to program participants***** Connects workers and employers in a safe and supportive environment. Empowers workers to improve their socio-economic condition through fair employment, ESL, and education. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Vocational Education, Employment, jobs
- EMPLOYMENT - Expedited Licensure Process for Refugees, Asylees, and Holders of Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs)
- Beginning January 1, 2021, individuals in with refugee, asylee, or special immigrant visa status, who apply for licensure by the Board of Registered Nursing may seek an expedited licensure process. In order to receive the expedited licensure process, individuals must provide evidence of their refugee, asylee, or special immigrant visa status when submitting their application package.
- EMPLOYMENT - FAQs for CA Workers - Know Your Rights
- This information from the CA State Employment Development Dept provides general guidance as to what programs are available and what situations may be applicable to your circumstances. We encourage you to apply for the program you believe best fits your needs and the EDD will determine your eligibility for Disability or Paid Family Leave or Unemployment Insurance Benefits Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Coronavirus, Jobs, KYR, COVID-19
- EMPLOYMENT - Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Protect California’s Workforce Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
- 9/17/20 Governor Gavin Newsom today signed two bills as part of his worker protection package, SB 1159 expands access to workers’ compensation and makes it easier for first responders, health care workers and people who test positive due to an outbreak at work to get the support they need, including necessary medical care and wage replacement benefits. AB 685 ensures timely notification to employees and local and state public health officials of COVID-19 cases at workplaces. This notification will help workers take necessary precautions such as seeking testing, getting medical help or complying with quarantine directives.
- EMPLOYMENT - Immigrant Workers' Rights and COVID-19 - Frequently Asked Questions
- 4/10/20 This document from the National Employment Law Project.answers frequently asked questions from immigrant workers and their advocates about COVID-19-related topics. Key Words: Undocumented
- EMPLOYMENT - Maintaining effective U.S. labor standards enforcement through the coronavirus recession
- 9/3/20 Evidence from the Great Recession of 2007—2009 indicates that high levels of unemployment weaken the labor market power of those low-wage workers who remain employed. Minimum wage violations increased dramatically during the Great Recession, disproportionately impacting Latinx, Black, and female workers. We anticipate the coronavirus recession will result in increased violations, yet as high unemployment adds to workers’ desperation to maintain any job, the likelihood that low-wage workers will file complaints with an enforcement agency will decrease.
- EMPLOYMENT - Move Up - Employment Services for Women
- Nonprofit that empowers under-served women by helping them find jobs, succeed in careers, and start small businesses. Provides free one-on-one video career mentoring services to low income women around the US. Services include: *Create a resume and LinkedIn Profile *Identify the right career path *Prepare for interviews *Identify and apply for job openings *Negotiate salary *Understand opportunities for networking. Key Words: Employment,
- EMPLOYMENT - OnwardCA
- OnwardCA is an initiative of companies, foundations, and humans to get California workers displaced by COVID-19 essential life services and back to work as quickly as possible. Help you get money or groceries or child care; help you upskill, reskill, or refresh; and help you land a great new job.
- EMPLOYMENT - Remote.co - Remote Employment Job Listing
- Looking for a remote job as a developer, customer service rep, recruiter, designer or sales professional? Browse openings in those categories and more below. We hand curate this list to showcase the best remote job opportunities in the most recruited job categories. Find a remote job here to launch your work anywhere career. Key Words: coronavirus, employment, COVID-19
- EMPLOYMENT - SCC Office of Labor Standards Enforcement
- Resources, advice and information around workplace safety and compliance with COVID guidelines, fair wages, and workers' rights. Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese |
- EMPLOYMENT - SJ passes mandatory $3-an-hour pay raise for grocery workers
- 2/9/21 Thousands of San Jose grocery store workers will soon receive a $3-an-hour boost on their paychecks, as San Jose became the latest city to pass a new ordinance compelling large grocers to offer their employees hazard pay for their high risk of catching COVID-19 at work. The San Jose City Council voted 7-3 Tuesday night for a new ordinance temporarily requiring corporate grocery stores, chain supermarkets and retail stores that sell groceries and employ at least 300 people nationwide to pay workers an additional $3 an hour on top of their regular wages. The ordinance will last for 120 days after it goes into effect. Small businesses and franchises with less than 300 employees are exempt.
- EMPLOYMENT - SJPL Works: Career & Business
- SJPL Works unites the expertise of the area's top leaders in economic and workforce development to create an extensive network of resources for employment seekers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. We have partnered with numerous local organizations, including Employment Development Department (EDD), SCORE, Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, Robert Half, SJSU Career Center, US Patent & Trademark Office, AnewAmerica, and work2future.
- EMPLOYMENT - San José Urgency CPVOD-19 Paid Sick Leave
- 1/5/21 San Jose COVID-19 PAID SICK LEAVE ORDINANCE is extended thru June 30, 2021. Full-time employees of SJ businesses are entitled to eighty (80) hours of leave or leave based on the average hours of work in two (2) weeks of normal employment, which can be used based on federal, state, or local orders, advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or caring for a minor child or adult during school/care closures due to COVID-19. Multi-language: COVID-19 Sick Leave Ordinance FAQ: English | Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese |
- EMPLOYMENT - Santa Clara County Living Wage Rate thru June 2021
- County’s Living Wage rates are reviewed and updated annually based on specified cost of living adjustments. New rates are effective July 1 of the following fiscal year. Key Words: SCC, employment
- EMPLOYMENT - Senior Community Service Employment Program
- Offered in Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties. Where we assist mature adults 55+ to find part time employment with paid classroom training, job placement and follow-up. Must be unemployed, eligible to work, with income below 125% of Federal Poverty level. Positions include Teacher's Aide, Receptionist, Office Assistant, Health Aide, Computer Operations and more. Contact Melody Insogna (8:30 am – 2:00 pm) 408-577-1981 ext. 302
- EMPLOYMENT - Silicon Valley Council of Non-Profits (SVCN) Job Board
- The SVCN is leveraging our job board to help nonprofits providing essential services connect with talented and passionate nonprofit staff who suddenly find themselves out of work or underemployed. If you have openings you need to fill right away, we'll post the positions on our website and share them with our nonprofit email list and on our social media feeds including LinkedIn. Not a member? No problem. We're waiving the fees for jobs that qualify as essential services under the current shelter-in-place order. Please choose the Member rate on the submission form. Key Words: Employment
- EMPLOYMENT - Undocumented Workers’ Employment Rights
- With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided to workers by both federal and California law. Multi-language: Spanish | Chinese | Key Words: discrimination, job
- EMPLOYMENT - Upwardly Global
- Highly qualified immigrant professionals want to rebuild their careers here in the U.S., but they're not familiar with the American way to job search. We are a nonprofit organization that helps highly-skilled immigrants, refugees and asylees reclaim their careers here in the United States and helps American employers discover and understand this hidden talent pool. Professional Licensing Guides | Offices in San Francisco and San Jose, CA English Flyer | Spanish Flyer | Russian Flyer | Chinese Flyer | Portuguese Flyer | Key Words: Employment, Career, Professional, RIF
- EMPLOYMENT - Work2Future
COVID-19 Update: Shifted from in-person services to remote assistance. Information and links to Coronavirus relief information for individuals, businesses, and employment opportunities.
Work2future operates One-Stop Centers that serve the areas of San Jose, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Los Altos Hills, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. Free services and classes are provided for residents, businesses, and youth, including: job search, job training, ESL classes, assessments, career counseling, and more. Information in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Key Words:
- ESL - English for My Job
- Website for people who work in restaurants, bars, hotels, cafes, airports, and anywhere else where you might have to talk to customers in English. .Most of the exercises are free. Part of the LearnEnglishFeelGood product line. Key Words: ESL, Distance Learning, Student Resource, English as a Second Language, Vocational ESL
- IMMIGRANTS - ITIN - The Facts about the Individual Tax Identification Number
- The Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to ensure that people - including unauthorized immigrants - pay taxes even if they do not have a Social Security number and regardless of their immigration status. ITINs allow the IRS to bring in billions of dollars the federal government otherwise would have no way of collecting. This fact sheet explains what ITINs are, who has them, and the purposes for which they are used. Key Words:
- LEGAL - Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center
- COVID-19 Update: We are continuing to educate our clinical law students and serve clients remotely. For pro bono advice and representation in: Consumer Law, Immigration Law, or Workers' Rights, please leave a voicemail at (408) 288-7030. Free Santa Clara County Office of Labor Enforcement advice line on employment law issues. 1(866) 870-7725. Multi-language: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Mandarin Key Words:
- LEGAL - Legal Aid at Work
COVID-19 Update - If you are having work-related issues due to the coronavirus, call our Work & Family helpline: 800-880-8047 or general helpline: 415-864-8848.
Multi-language: English, Spanish, Chinese, Urdu, Vietnamese and Farsi
English Coronavirus FAQ |
Vietnamese Coronavirus FAQ |
Spanish Coronavirus FAQ |
Chinese Coronavirus FAQ
Key Words: Employment
Legal Aid at Work offers free information online, including our selection of more than 100 detailed and up-to-date fact sheets about specific provisions of the law related to employment. Also English, Spanish and Chinese manuals for employers to protect the rights of their workers.. Spanish | Chinese Workers' Rights Clinic, helplines 415-864-8208 or 866-864-8208 (toll-free) Key Words: ALLIES1, RRN, Rapid Response
- MENTAL HEALTH - How to Create Pandemic-Proof Grief Support at Work
- Workplaces have long struggled to address grief and death, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Often, companies default to a standard 3 day bereavement leave policy and don’t account for the diverse ways people approach their grief. Of the many things this pandemic has brought to light, one is that employers are wholly unprepared to support the grieving workplace that will soon return to their desks.
- NEWS - Biden Targets Pandemics Loans to Small Businesses
- 2/23/21 Under the pandemic-era Paycheck Protection Program, the administration is establishing a two-week window, starting Wednesday, in which only businesses with fewer than 20 employees - the overwhelming majority of small businesses - can apply for the forgivable loans. Biden's team is also carving out $1 billion to direct toward sole proprietors, such as home contractors and beauticians, the majority of which are owned by women and people of color.
- RESOURCE - Activities for ESL Students
- Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language. This project of The Internet TESL Journal (iteslj.org) has thousands of contributions by many teachers. Includes bi-lingual quizzes in numerous languages from Arabic to Zulu. Key Words: Student Resource, Instructor Resource
- RESOURCE - San Jose City COVID-19 Resources for Employers, Workers, and Businesses
- The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is creating a challenging business climate in San Jose and across the country. We are providing this Directory to serve as a centralized resource for employers, employees, small businesses and non-profits to discover critical information and help.
- RESOURCE - Santa Clara County CAN (COVID-19 Assistance Navigation Hotline)
- Leave a message on the SCC CAN Hotline 408-802-2124 and receive a call back within 24 hours with assistance to: ***Navigate safety net services like unemployment, food, housing, and others by helping you understand what assistance is available and guiding you through the application process. ***If needed, we can connect you with legal aid attorneys to answer questions about work related legal issues, such as questions related to employment status and income. Mulri-language: English, Spanish and Vietnamese SCC CAN is a project of the Fair Workplace Collaborative: Vietnamese American Round Table, Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants, Day Worker Center of Mountain View, Step Forward Foundation, Enterprise Foundation, Latino Business Council of Silicon Valley, Working Partnerships USA
- RESOURCE - Technology Guide for People with Disabilities
- Various organizations work to help people with disabilities to overcome social, physical, attitudinal or other difficulties and avoid exclusion from many areas of life. Many employers nowadays offer opportunities for them to earn decent money. And there are multiple resources, software programs, and technological devices to help young people with different disabilities to obtain a proper education and subsequent benefits. Key Words:
- RESOURCE - Union Plus
- Union Privilege is a nonprofit organization founded by the AFL-CIO in 1986 to provide excellent consumer Union Plus benefit programs exclusively to union members (current and retired) and their families. Did you know that there are more than 12 million union members in the United States? Because of our strength in numbers, we’re able to negotiate exclusive discounts and financial assistance programs just for union members and their families. Savings and Unique Programs — Pay it Forward We pass along the exclusive benefits we’ve negotiated on behalf of union members directly to you. These benefits and programs are FREE to union members and their families. There’s no membership —if you’re a current or retired union member or a family member — you’re in.
- USCIS - USCIS Upends the Lives of Immigrants by Refusing to Print Their Work Permits and Green Cards
- 8/3/20 On August 3, 2020, a federal court in Ohio granted a temporary restraining order requiring USCIS to print a work permit within 7 days for all individuals who had been approved for one. The USCIS recently cut production of these documents after its contract ended with a third-party printing company. Reports indicate that 50,000 green cards and 75,000 work permits have not been printed. The agency said it planned to manage the production of these documents in-house, but that its ability to do so is limited due to budgetary constraints. Key Words: Employment
- USCIS - Working in the United States - Eligibility and Requirements
- A USCIS description of the types of work permission in the US, the eligibility and application requirements. Information for Employers & Employees about the categories: Temporary Workers * Permanent Workers * Students and Exchange Visitors * Temporary Visitors for Business Key Words: Immigration, EMPLOYMENT