Notice: Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemics, Sonoma County Job Link, America’s Job Centers of California is currently closed to all in-person services until further notice. Our Employment & Training staff, 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.
Work Sharing Program
Employers can apply for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing Program if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs.
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.
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).
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.
Local employers can also contact the Economic Development Board of Sonoma County for information.
If you are a business or employeethe following are links to information and resources that can assist you in finding the help that you need:
Job Link Business Team & 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 LCASTANE@schsd.org or (707)565-5627
Job Link Business Services hotline and email:
(707)565-8079 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All calls Monday – Friday will be returned within 24 hours.
Be aware that due to call volume you may need to leave a message.
Local and Regional Resources
- Employment Development Department Employer Services
- Sonoma County Economic Development Board
- Sonoma / Napa Small Business Development Center
- Sonoma County Employer Advisory Council
- SRJC Customized Workforce Training
- Mike Hauser Academy, by the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber
- The Professional Association of Sonoma County (PASCO), Your Local HR Connection
- CA Employment Training Panel (ETP)
- CA Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development (GO-Biz)