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COVID-19 Update

Sonoma County Job Link is closed. 

If your employment has been interrupted due to COVID-19 (fewer or no work hours, if you have been laid off, if you have been disabled as a result of), you can apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits. 

There is no waiting period to apply. The Governor’s executive order waives the one-week waiting period for Unemployment Insurance.

You can file a claim for Unemployment Insurance online, by phone or by mail.  Click on this link for instructions on how to apply:
https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm.

Click on this link to file an Unemployment Insurance claim:
https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/UI_Online_File_A_Claim.htm

Here is a video tutorial as well on how to apply for UI online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny-eRM4igd0

It is highly recommended that you apply online, but you can also file a claim by phone:

English: 1-800-300-5616
Spanish: 1-800-326-8937

For more information about Unemployment Insurance and COVID-19, visit these links.

The Job Link Business Services hotline number is 707-565-8079 or joblinkbusinessgroup@schsd.org.  This hotline and email are staffed.  Be aware that due to call volume you may need to leave a message.  All calls Monday – Friday will be returned within 24 hours.

Employers can also contact the Economic Development Board for information: http://sonomaedb.org/Business-Assistance/Business-Assistance-Coronavirus/.

If you are a business or employee the following are links to information and resources that can assist you in finding the help that you need and how to apply for Unemployment Benefits: 

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers

Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

If you are unsure of whether you should go to work or not, please contact your employer directly. 

Welcome to Job Link, Sonoma County’s One-Stop Employment Resource Center!

Job Link offers a variety of free services to Sonoma County job seekers, employers, and youth.  We provide job search assistance, training funds for new careers and opportunities to connect employers with qualified job seekers.

Job Link also has a Resource Center staffed with professional career counselors who can offer help and support with your employment goals.

Call (707) 565-5550 or visit us today!

Janelle, a Job Link client, behind the desk at her new Administrative Medical Assistant job

“Starting over is tough. When you don’t have money you don’t have many choices. There is no way, without the Job Link Program, I would have been able to go back to school. I now have a career that pays enough that I can support myself and my kids.”

Janelle, Administrative Medical Assistant

Image of Tammy Ciocatto at Maxim Healthcare Services and her new employee

“Our experience with participating in the Job Link Job Fairs is fantastic! We hired two nurses from the first job fair we participated in – all because of your job fair.”

Tammy Ciocatto, Maxim Healthcare Services