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Lost Your Job? Free City Job Resources

Lost your job? City of LA offering free live seminars on filing for unemployment + health insurance
Updated June 26, 2020 to reflect new schedule***
Have you been laid off, furloughed, or had your hours reduced due to the COVID-19 outbreak? The City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) is here to help you through this transition. Every weekday, EWDD is holding virtual orientation seminars to guide you through applying for unemployment, health insurance, and other available resources.
Seminars are free to attend with RSVP, and offered weekdays in both English and Spanish. In addition to the support you’ll get with your applications during this session, signing up also automatically adds you to EWDD’s network. That means you’ll be the first to learn about — and gain access to — other resources they offer, both now and in the future.
These sessions are orientations for EWDD’s Rapid Response program, which supports both employees and businesses through many types of transitions.
During the seminar, EWDD will demonstrate the Unemployment Insurance Benefits process, and also review health care options and other supportive resources. Sessions last about 25-30 minutes, and there will be a Q&A session at the end of each one.
First, choose a day and time for the seminar that you want to attend, and RSVP using the link for the language you want below. As of June 15, 2020, the schedule is as stated below but it may be subject to change:
  • Monday – Friday 10:00am (except Thurs) and 1:00pm (except Tues)
  • Register for English sessions: RSVP: Virtual Rapid Response Orientation
  • NOTE- if you can’t attend on the time chosen in your RSVP, no need to re-register. Just phone in at another time. You’ll still be in the system.
  • Tuesdays at 1:00pm and Thursdays at 10:00am
  • registrarse para la sesión en español: RSVP: Orientación Virtual del Programa Rapid Response.
  • NOTA: si no puede asistir a la hora elegida en su RSVP, no es necesario volver a registrarse. Simplemente llame por teléfono en otro momento. Todavía estará en el sistema.
If you’re an employer who needs these orientations in Spanish for your employees, visit for more information.
Before you attend the seminar, it will be helpful if you review the documents in the RESOURCES section below, and have them ready to look at while you are attending the session.
Once you’re ready to participate, use the link or telephone numbers below to join your session. When you first join, you will be asked for an access code – please make sure to use the access code listed below:
Read and download these guides to unemployment benefits. They’ll help you get the most out of the seminar, if you review them beforehand:
These documents, RSVP links for seminars in both English and Spanish, and an overview of the Rapid Response Virtual Orientation program may also be accessed on the EWDD website:
by Gary De La Rosa, Human Relations Advocate, EWDD
Octaviano Rios, Neighborhood Empowerment Advocate, DONE
and Ann-Marie Holman, Public Information Officer, DONE

Stop CIM From Buying Crenshaw Mall!

Join us, the Baptist Ministers Conference of LA, and the SCLC as we protest CIM  to discourage the sale of the historical Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall. CIM has plans to make major changes that don’t include the welfare of Blacks in the community in the Baldwin Hill/Crenshaw District area. We know that when developers come in that means Blacks are being forced out. The promises are generally efforts to sweet talk neighbors and residents into believing it’s going to be an enhancement but it only is a pathway of lining their pockets with loads of money. Join us as demonstrate for the welfare of our community.

NAN|LA Peaceful Protest & Meeting With LAPD

On Tuesday, June 2nd, the City of Los Angeles led by civil rights organizations NAN | LA, SCLC, the Baptist Ministers Conference and other to peacefully protest and march from 1st Street in downtown Los Angeles to the LAPD headquarter building. A diverse crown assembled and demonstrated and upon reaching their destination, took a knee in solidarity and respect to the late George Floyd. NAN|LA also met with members of the LAPD who also joined in kneeling as a sign of reverence and unity. We can protest and march without violating the law or being called thugs and opportunist. #RIPGeorgeFloyd

BREAKING NEWS: Rev. Al Sharpton Demands Justice For The Death Of George Floyd

Reverend Al Sharpton traveled to Minneapolis this week to demand justice for George Floyd, the unarmed Black man who was killed by a Minneapolis Police Officer who pinned Mr. Floyd’s neck with his knee for nine minutes.
On Thursday, Reverend Sharpton joined Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, at a rally at the location where Mr. Floyd was killed and called for swift accountability for the officers involved in the killing. In the wake of riots and looting, Reverend Sharpton called for calm but noted that the pain and anger is real.
“We understand the anger,” Reverend Sharpton said on MSNBC. “However the anger should not be exploited in the wrong way.”
While in Minneapolis, Reverend Sharpton met with community leaders and activists at World Outreach for Christ Church on strategy and spoke to the Governor of Minnesota Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison and pressed for the arrest of all four officers involved in Mr. Floyd’s death.
“In the case of Eric Garner, it took us five years to get him fired. If they had prosecuted that officer, maybe Floyd would be alive today.”
Reverend Sharpton also discussed next steps for how the arrests and eventual prosecution of the officers involved could be carried out. “You do not need anything more than you have now to arrest those four police officers,” he said. “There is probable cause right now.”
On Saturday, Rev. Sharpton and the National Action Network will call together people from across the country to be part of the “We Can’t Breathe” movement. Stay tuned for more updates, as NAN continues to rally until we get justice.

Service Salute To Omega Psi Phi Tau Tau

The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Action Network would like to extend our heart filled thanks to our Frat Brothers from Omega Psi Phi Tau Tau for the splendid work rendered to the community feeding. It is always a pleasure when we come together as a collective body of Black people serving the needs of others.