Job Searching through the Covid-19 Crisis

//Job Searching through the Covid-19 Crisis
Job Searching through the Covid-19 Crisis2020-04-03T09:53:10+00:00

We understand how tough it can be to have lost your job or have your hours reduced due to the Covid-19 crisis.  To make matters worse, those services you might rely on are not able to assist in person. We do want to give you as much assistance as possible and to share the links and resources we know as quickly as we can.  Note that the resources are changing continuously.  Where we can we provide links to the source so that we don’t give out wrong information.

If you have additional questions, please email us and we will forward it to the appropriate person (

EDD & Unemployment Information

EDD offices are closed for in-person visits.  The Oakland office is requesting that you call (510-273-9154) or email ( for information.  See the message link below.  Also below is the EDD Covid-19 message and a direct link to the Unemployment website.

EDD Oakland Message
Unemployment Online
Unemployment Paper Forms
EDD Covid-19 message

CARES Stimulus Check Calculator
The massive Coronavirus Aid package includes checks sent directly to taxpayers earning less than $100,000 ($200,000 for couples). Find out what you MAY get here

Covered California

Covered California has a special open enrollment to anyone and everyone interested. If you have lost your job, have reduced hours or just are afraid you will get sick and don’t have insurance yet, they are there to help.  Find information on their site:

Covered California 
KQED Report and FAQ