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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. 

You Deserve the Job You Want!

Job Link can help you find it.

Here at Job Link you can get help and support writing a resume, learning job interview skills, searching for open jobs and career planning with a Job Link employment counselor. You can also connect with employers, attend hiring events, find current open positions (CalJOBS and ‘Hot Jobs’) and utilize our computer lab.

Job Link staff have an in-depth understanding of the local job market and can help you get the education, training, and support you need to land Sonoma County’s best jobs. We offer customized career planning, tips and advice for improving your job search, training and education opportunities and, if eligible, the financial support to make it all possible.

Are you looking to change careers or advance your current career?

Job Link has money available for your:

  • Job Training
  • Certifications or Licenses
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Initiation Fees
  • Equipment, Books, Supplies

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Need experience? Job Link can connect you with employers who hire and train you for a new career.

The best part? All our services are FREE. 

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Additional Services:

Job Link provides career assistance for all, including residents who:

  • Receive unemployment benefits
  • Speak English as a second language
  • Have a criminal record
  • Have a disability
  • Are U.S. military veterans
  • Need training or experience

Job Link also offers specialized services for individuals who are Older Adults (55+), Youth and Young Adults (16-24) and Spanish speakers.

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