Employment Development Department

The State of California Employment Development Department (EDD)


Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits

If you lost your job or had your hours reduced, and meet eligibility requirements, you may be eligible to receive UI benefits from EDD.

Applications are now being accepted. Please click here to apply.

Please click on the following link for more information: https://unemployment.edd.ca.gov/guide


Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

PUA is a new EDD emergency unemployment assistance program for unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have limited work history, and others not usually eligible for regular state UI benefits who are out of business or services are significantly reduced as a direct result of the pandemic.

Applications are now being accepted. Please click here to apply.

For more information, please click on the following link: https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/pandemic-unemployment-assistance.htm

A FAQ sheet can also be found here: https://www.labor.ca.gov/pandemic-unemployment-assistance-pua-program/

 Los Angeles County America's Job Centers of California (AJCC)

The Los Angeles County America's Job Centers of California are here to support businesses impacted by COVID-19. Dedicated experts from across the County will mobilize immediately on their behalf, helping businesses navigate government regulations, take advantage of workforce resources, and manage employee expectations. More importantly, the AJCC can help redirect businesses toward stability. There is no cost to their services as they are funded by Los Angeles County.

Below is the AJCC location nearest Rosemead. For more information on LA County AJCC, please visit the following link: https://workforce.lacounty.gov/

Alhambra AJCC
2550 West Main Street, Suite 103,
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 677-2600

Work Sharing

This State of California program provides an alternative to layoffs, for those businesses with reduced work or available production.

Link: https://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/Work_Sharing_Program.htm