Business Resources

Notice: Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Sonoma County Job Link is currently open on a limited basis for in-person services until further notice. The State of California Employment Development Department (EDD), and partner agencies are committed to providing services via phone, e-mail, and online. Please refer back to this site for any updates we may have.

Job Link Business & Rapid Response Services

Rapid Response is a service to help support businesses and their employees who are being laid off. Have questions about Rapid Response? Contact Lupe Castaneda at or (707) 565-5627

Job Link Business Services hotline and email:

(707) 565-8079 or email us at

All calls Monday – Friday will be returned within 48 business hours.

Be aware that due to call volume you may need to leave a message.

Layoff Alternatives

There are alternatives to layoffs that can help employers keep their employees when there is a lack of work or during a financial hardship. 

Click here to learn more about Layoff Alternatives


If you are self-employed, you may have benefits available from EDD employment insurance programs that you or your employer may have paid into over the past 5 to 18 months. You may have contributions from a prior job, or you could have been misclassified as an independent contractor instead of an employee.

Visit COVID-19 FAQs and Self-Employed/Independent Contractor to learn more.

Self-Employed Eligibility for Disability Insurance Elective Coverage

Any self-employed individual, independent contractor, or general partner who meets the requirements may apply for Disability Insurance Elective Coverage (DIEC).

Click here for more information on Disability Insurance Elective Coverage

For information on any of the business services specifically provided by Job Link, please contact us at (707) 565-8079 or by email.

Resources for Impacted Employers & Businesses

The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Click here to learn about the SBA Paycheck Protection Program

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: 

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

Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Local and Regional Resources