Engaging our Rapid Response team to meet with affected workers before the layoff will allow your employees access to services and programs to help them through this difficult time. If you’re reducing your workforce, please consider the state’s Work Sharing Program that helps employers minimize or eliminate the need for layoffs, retain trained employees and quickly ramp up when business conditions improve.
When an Oakland company is closing or reducing staff levels, the City of Oakland and its service partners can provide immediate, coordinated, on-site help.
Services for Workers
- Career counseling and job search assistance
- Resume preparation and interviewing skills workshops
- Information on the local labor market
- Unemployment insurance
- Information about education and training opportunities
- Information on health benefits and pensions
- Skills upgrading
- Job training
Services for Employers
- Access incumbent worker training programs and skilled job seekers
- Information on employment incentives
- Information on State and Federal employment rights & Regulations
Rapid Response is carried out by the Oakland Workforce Development Board and Employment Development Department (EDD) staff in partnership with Oakland’s American Job Center (AJCC). During the COVID-19 pandemic, Rapid Response services will be carried out virtually.
To access these Rapid Response services, contact Mike Wetzel at email@example.com or 510-238-3630.