The California Employment Development Department (www.edd.ca.gov) and local partner agencies at all America’s Job Center of California SM locations throughout the state offer a wide variety of employment services, such as job search and referrals, and training. Job seekers and employers can connect with thousands of available job opportunities and qualified candidates through CalJobs SM, California’s online labor exchange system at www.caljobs.ca.gov.
- To find the nearest America’s Job Center of California SM, visit: www.americasjobcenter.ca.gov/.
- State Employees http://wildfirerecovery.org/services/targeted-demographics/state-employees/
- Workers who lose their jobs due to no fault of their own, such as in the case of a disaster, may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Eligibility for UI benefits requires that individuals be unemployed or working less than full time, be able to work, be seeking work, and be willing to accept a suitable job. The quickest and easiest way to apply is online. If you already have a UI claim, the best way to reopen your claim is through UI Online. Visit the California Employment Development Department (EDD) website at: www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/ways_to_file.htm.
UI claims also can be filed by telephone at 1-800-300-5616. (For Cantonese, call 1-800-547-3506; For Mandarin, call 1-866-303-0706; For Spanish, call 1-800-326-8937; For Vietnamese, call 1-800-547-2058; For TTY, call 1-800-815-9387).
County Specific Information for Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma, and Yuba Counties
Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits now available for those affected by the California Wildfires
Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are now available for workers and self-employed individuals who lost their jobs or had their work hours substantially reduced as a result of the wildfires in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma, and Yuba counties.