California Unemployment Insurance Benefits Guide

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Looking for tips to access the California Unemployment Insurance Benefits? 

In this article, we will make Unemployment Insurance Benefits easy to understand with California Unemployment phone numbers and other contact information.

We understand.

The experience of unemployment is often fraught with anxiety and feelings of worthlessness. Not being able to provide for oneself and one’s family can be very difficult, and the stress of the situation can be overwhelming. 

Those who are unemployed may feel like they are a burden to their loved ones, and they may feel like they are not good enough or valuable enough. It is important to remember that you are not alone in this experience, and there are people who care about you and want to help. 

You are valuable, even if you are not working at the moment. There are many resources available to you, so please do not hesitate to reach out for help.

Why did we create the California Unemployment Insurance Benefits Guide?

Government websites can be difficult to navigate for a lot of people. They may be confusing or hard to use, and they may not have all the information people need. This can be frustrating and overwhelming, especially for people who are already struggling. 

Having said that, please use our guide as support but NOT the official guide. You will NEED to contact the official unemployment government staff and fight for your own benefits. You can do this.

Who’s in charge of California Unemployment Insurance Benefits?

The Employment Development Department of California is in charge of the state’s unemployment insurance program. Its purpose is to give temporary financial assistance to jobless California workers who have lost their jobs due to no fault of their own.

These unemployment benefits assist the state in reducing the negative consequences of unemployment on unemployed Californians, their families, local communities, and the state’s economy.

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California Unemployment Contact 

Unemployment Customer Service

  • Phone number:
  • English and Spanish: 1-800-300-5616
  • Cantonese: 1-800-547-3506
  • Mandarin: 1-866-303-0706
  • Vietnamese: 1-800-547-2058
  • California Relay Service (711): Provide the UI number (1-800-300-5616) to the operator
  • TTY: 1-800-815-9387
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time), seven days a week, except state holidays.
  • Note: Beginning March 3, the Unemployment Customer Service Center hours will change to 8 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Pacific time), Monday through Friday except on California state holidays.

How To Qualify for California Unemployment Benefits

Individual eligibility for unemployment benefits is determined on a case-by-case basis, based on the following eligibility requirements for every California worker who applies:

  • According to California law, a claimant must have earned enough income during the base period for review — this helps decide benefit levels.
  • The claimant must be jobless entirely or partially due to no fault of their own – layoffs, business closures, and so forth.
  • The applicant must be physically capable of working.
  • The claimant must be available for employment, which means they must have made the necessary transportation and child care arrangements.
  • Once suitable job is found, the claimant must be ready and eager to accept it right away.

How Much Unemployment Benefits Will I Get in California? 

  • Base Period: First 4 of the last 5 completed quarters
  • Alt Base Period: Last 4 completed quarters
  • Duration of Benefits: 14-26 weeks
  • Weekly Payment: Min $40 to Max $450
  • Maximum Benefits Amount (1 year): $11,700

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How Do I Apply for California Unemployment Benefits?

The state of California encourages claimants to submit their initial unemployment benefits claim online after setting up an account through the state’s online services via the EDD website.

Online jobless claims are accepted during the following times:

  • Sunday: 5 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Monday: 4 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Friday: 2 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 2 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Claimants also may call any of the following numbers to file a new claim for benefit payments over the phone, seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (except for state holidays).

  • English and Spanish: 800-300-5616
  • Cantonese: 800-547-3506
  • Mandarin: 866-303-0706
  • Vietnamese: 800-547-2058
  • TTY: 800-815-9387

If you need to mail your new unemployment claim, you can download a printable form from the California Employment Development Department website. Once complete, you can mail your UI benefits claim to the address included on the form.

How do I Manage My California Unemployment Benefits

You must tell the state of California that you are entitled to receive benefits every week you request a weekly benefit payment. To do so, you’ll need to answer a few simple questions regarding your job search, any money or earnings you’ve made in the last week, and any employment offers you’ve received.

Your weekly claim certification can be submitted online, over the phone, or by mail. You may find more information on submitting your weekly claim in your online portal.

How Do I Appeal a California Unemployment Decision?

If you disagree with a decision about your UI claim, you have the right to appeal. To do so, you must submit your request for appeal in writing within 30 days of the postmarked date on your official decision letter.

You can download the appeal form or use the copy included within your decision notice. Your notice also will outline the address to which you should mail your request for appeal.

If you prefer, you also may write a letter to the Employment Development Department to request an appeal. Your letter should include all of the following:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Social Security number
  • Name and mailing address of any representative
  • Reason for your appeal
  • A copy of the original decision you are appealing
  • Any request for language assistance or special accommodations

How Do I Report a California  Unemployment Fraud?

The California Employment Development Department is dedicated to stopping unemployment insurance fraud and protecting California workers in legitimate need.

If you suspect someone of fraudulently collecting benefits, please make a report. The best way to report fraudulent claims to the state of California is by visiting Ask EDD and selecting Report Fraud. You can also call the EDD Fraud Hotline at 800-229-6297 or fax a summary of your concerns to 866-340-5484.

How Do I Talk to a Person in California Unemployment Customer Service?


  1. Dial 1-800-480-3287, press 3-2-1-0. Make sure to wait for the next prompt before entering each number.
  2. Once you enter these numbers the system will confirm that you are about to be connected to a live customer service representative.
  3. After that, the automated phone system will connect you to a live customer service agent from EDD.

EDD Voice Menu

  • Press 1 for benefit payments
  • Press 2 for SDI online help desk regarding registration, password, or other system related questions for claim filing
  • Press 3 for disability insurance information
  • Press 4 for voluntary plans
  • Press 5 for elective coverage for business owners or the self-employed
  • Press 6 to receive claim forms by mail
  • Press star key for security selections again

EDD Customer Service Representatives Hours

Live EDD customer service is available from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

EDD Support Phone Numbers

  • EDD Support Phone Numbers: 1-800-480-3287
  • Payroll Tax Assistance: 1-888-745-3886
  • Paid Family Leave: 1-877-238-4373 (live agents are available from 8am to 5pm PST Monday-Friday)
  • Unemployment Insurance: 1-800-300-5616 (live agents are available from 8am to 12pm noon PST Monday-Friday)
  • Workforce Services: 1-800-758-0398
  • Disability Insurance: 1-800-480-3287

EDD Mailing Addresses

Unemployment Insurance:

  • Employment Development Department
  • P.O. Box 826880 – UIPCD, MIC 40
  • Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

Disability Insurance or Paid Family Leave:

  • Employment Development Department
  • P.O. Box 826880 – DICO, MIC 29
  • Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

Workforce Services Branch:

  • Employment Development Department
  • Central Office Support Unit
  • P.O. Box 826880, MIC 69
  • Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

Labor Market Information Division:

  • Employment Development Department
  • P.O. Box 826880, MIC 57
  • Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

Tax Assistance: Employers – General Correspondence:

  • Employment Development Department
  • Taxpayer Assistance Center
  • P.O. Box 826880
  • Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

General Questions or Comments:

  • Employment Development Department
  • P.O. BOX 826880, MIC 83
  • Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

Language Access Complaints:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Office
  • P.O. BOX 826880, MIC 49
  • Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

EDD Live Chat Support

Live chat customer service option is not supported by EDD. For a live customer service agent, you should dial 1-800-480-3287.

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What if I quit?

In general, if you leave your job voluntarily, you are not eligible.

It is possible to collect, however, if you left due to “good cause.”  Good cause is determined by the state unemployment office and you can make your case for receiving benefits.  

Upon denial, you should be entitled to a hearing at which you can explain your claim. As the policies and terms vary from state to state, you should contact your local office.

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California Unemployment Phone Number and Office Locations

California Unemployment  OfficeCalifornia Unemployment Office LocationsCalifornia Unemployment Phone Number
Alameda Unemployment Office555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial PrkwyAlameda College, Portable PAlameda, CA 94501510-748-2208
Alhambra AJCC2550 West Main Street #103Alhambra, CA 91801626-677-2600
Alturas Unemployment Office701 N. Main StreetSuite #1Alturas, CA 96101530-233-4161
Anaheim Workforce Connection201 S. Anaheim BoulevardSuite 202Anaheim, CA 92805714-765-4350
Unemployment Office – Back to Work Center1405 Commercial WaySuite 120Bakersfield, CA 93309661-325-4473
Unemployment Office – Bakersfield1600 East Belle Terrace2nd FloorBakersfield, CA 93307661-325-4473
Unemployment Office – Oildale Affiliate1129 Olive DriveSuite HBakersfield, CA 93308661-336-6700
EPIC – Envision-Plan-Innovate-Connect2211 H st.Bakersfield, CA 93301661-336-6460
Baldwin Park AJCC4640 Maine AvenueACT Center Room #12Baldwin Park, CA 91706626-856-4125
Slawson AJCC5500 Rickenbacker Road,Room A201Bell, CA 90201323-729-6400
Berkeley Unemployment Office1701 San Pablo AvenueBerkeley Adult SchoolBerkeley, CA 94702510-644-6630
Blythe Workforce Services1 College DriveP.E. BuildingBlythe, CA 92225760-640-3144
Unemployment Office – Brawley860 Main StreetBrawley, CA 92227442-265-5376
Orange County One-Stop Center-Buena Park6281 Beach BlvdSuite 333Buena Park, CA 90621714-562-9200
Burbank WorkForce Connection301 East Olive Avenue Suite 101Burbank, CA 91502818-238-5627
Calexico One-Stop Career Center301 Heber AvenueCalexico, CA 92231760-357-7760
Canoga Park – WorkSource Center21010 Vanowen StreetCanoga Park, CA 91303818-596-4448
Capitola Unemployment Office2045 40th Avenue Suite BCapitola, CA 95010831-464-6286
South Bay Career Center – Carson801 E Carson StreetRoom  116 & 117Carson, CA 90745310-680-3870
SELACO Cerritos AJCC10900 E 183rd Street Suite 392Cerritos, CA 90703562-402-9336
Build West Valley WorkSource Center9301 Oakdale Avenue Suite 160Chatsworth, CA 91311818-701-9800
Alliance for Workforce Development500 Cohasset RoadSuite 30Chico, CA 95926530-961-5125
South County Career Center1111 Bay Boulevard Suite EChula Vista, CA 91911619-628-0300
Pride Industries AJCC7011 Sylvan Road Suite ACitrus Heights, CA 95610916-676-2540
Workforce Connection – Coalinga300 Cherry LaneWest Hills College  Building ACoalinga, CA 93210559-934-2424
Colusa County One-Stop Partnership144 & 146 Market StreetColusa, CA 95932530-458-0326
Compton CareerLink Center (Youth)301 N. Tamarind AvenueCompton, CA 90220310-605-3050
Rancho Dominguez- AJCC of California2909 E Pacific Commerce DriveCompton, CA 90221310-762-1101
Concord Unemployment Office4071 Port Chicago HighwaySuite 250Concord, CA 94520925-671-4500
Smart Workforce Center875 5th StreetCrescent City, CA 95531707-464-8347
American Job Center of CA5446 Sepulveda BoulevardCulver City, CA 90230310-309-6000
America`s Job Center – Delano1816 Cecil AvenueDelano, CA 93215661-721-5800
Tulare County Employment Connection400 West Tulare Street Suite CDinuba, CA 93618559-406-1001
East County Career Center151 Van Houten AveEl Cajon, CA 92020619-873-9300
Unemployment Office – El Centro1550 West Main StreetEl Centro, CA 92243442-265-7579
San Diego Career Center649 W. Mission AveLive Well CenterEscondido, CA 92025760-740-5564
The Job Market409 K StreetEureka, CA 95501707-441-5627
Solano AJCC Fairfield500 Chadbourne Road Suite AFairfield, CA 94534707-863-3500
Unemployment Office – EDD Fremont39155 Liberty StreetFRC Building Suite B200Fremont, CA 94538510-794-3669
Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps1805 E. California AvenueFresno, CA 93706559-264-1048
Workforce Connection3302 N. BlackstoneManchester Mall Suite 155Fresno, CA 93726559-230-3600
Galt AJCC1000 C Street Suite 100Galt, CA 95632209-744-7702
Orange County Job Center (Garden Grove)7077 Orangewood Ave Suite 200Garden Grove, CA 92841714-241-4900
South Bay One Stop Business and Career Center16801 S Western Avenue Suite AGardena, CA 90247310-538-7070
work2future Gilroy  Job Center379 Tomkins Ct.Gilroy, CA 95020408-758-3339
Verdugo Jobs Center1255 South Central AvenueGlendale, CA 91204818-409-0441
Business and Career Network Grass Valley988 McCourtney RdGrass Valley, CA 95949530-265-7088
Unemployment Office of Hanford124 N Irwin StreetHanford, CA 93230559-585-3532
Eden Area AJCC24100 Amador Street 3rd FloorHayward, CA 94544510-670-5700;
Youth Opportunity Center930 North State StreetHemet, CA 92543951-765-0917
Hemet Workforce Development Center749 North State StreetHemet, CA 92543951-304-5489
San Benito County Job Center1111 San Felipe Road Suite 107Hollister, CA 95023831-637-5627
Southeast Los Angeles AJCC2677 Zoe Avenue 2ndHuntington Park, CA 90255323-513-1850
Indio Workforce Development Center44-199 Monroe Street Suite BIndio, CA 92201760-863-2500
The Indio Win Youth Opportunity Center45691 Monroe St Suite 6Indio, CA 92201760-775-2887
South Bay Career Center – Inglewood110 South La Brea Avenue 5th FloorInglewood, CA 90301310-680-3700
East San Gabriel Valley AJCC14101 E. Nelson AvenueLa Puente, CA 91746626-934-5700
Planet Youth400 West Graham AvenueLake Elsinore, CA 92530951-471-8415
Unemployment Office5540 Lake Isabella Blvd Ste E-3PO Box 2366Lake Isabella, CA 93240760-379-2074
CareerPoint Lake55 First Street Suite 114Lakeport, CA 95453707-263-0630
Unemployment Office – Lamont8300 Segrue RoadLamont, CA 93241661-635-4029
The Lancaster American Job Center1420 West Avenue ILancaster, CA 93534661-726-4128
Lodi WorkNet Center631 East Oak StreetLodi, CA 95240209-331-2081
Youth Opportunity Center4811 Airport Plaza Drive Suite 120Long Beach, CA 90815562-570-4700
Orange County One-Stop Center – Veteran11206 Lexington Drive Suite 244Los Alamitos, CA 90720562-296-5722
Boyle Heights American Job Center1505 E. 1st St.Los Angeles, CA 90033323-267-5938
Boyle Heights WorkSource Center1505 E. 1st StreetLos Angeles, CA 90033323-267-5930
Unemployment Office – Los Angeles1055 Wilshire Blvd Suite 900ALos Angeles, CA 90017213-353-1677
East LA/West San Gabriel Valley AJCC5301 Whittier Blvd2nd Floor.Chase BankLos Angeles, CA 90022323-877-7122
Northeast Los Angeles WorkSource Center342 North San Fernando RoadGoodwill Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA 90031323-539-2000
South Los Angeles AJCC1600 W. Imperial Hwy RM 115Los Angeles, CA 90047323-241-5016
South Los Angeles AJCC, Southwest College1600 W. Imperial HighwayLos Angeles, CA 90047323-241-5016
South Los Angeles WorkSource Center1512 W. Slauson AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90047562-445-3673
Southeast Los Angeles Worksource Center10950 South Central AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90059323-563-5669
Veterans AJCC1816 South Figueroa St 4th FloorLos Angeles, CA 90015213-742-9560
Watts/Los Angeles Worksource Center2220 East 114 StLos Angeles, CA 90059323-249-7751
Willowbrook AJCC11737 Wilmington AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90059323-564-5021
Wilshire – Metro WorkSource Center3550 Wilshire BlvdSuite 500Los Angeles, CA 90010213-365-9829
WorkNet America Job Center of California800 7th StreetLos Banos, CA 93635209-710-6145
Workforce Assistance Center2037 West Cleveland AvenueMadera, CA 93637559-662-4500
Unemployment Office – Mammoth Lakes1290 Tavern RoadPO Box 2969Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546760-924-1770
Unemployment Office – Walker1290 Tavern Rd.PO Box 2969Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546760-924-1770
SJC Manteca Adult School WorkNet2271 West Louise AvenueManteca Adult SchoolManteca, CA 95337209-239-3315
Unemployment Office – Marina3180 Imjin RoadSuite 157Marina, CA 93933831-899-8111;
Mother Lode Job Training – Mariposa County5362 Lemee LanePO Box 1915Mariposa, CA 95338209-966-3643
Yuba County One-Stop1114 Yuba StreetSuite 214Marysville, CA 95901530-599-3040
Mather AJCC10638 Schirra AveMather, CA 95655916-876-4022
Mendota Workforce Connection655 Quince St..Suite CMendota, CA 93640559-655-5281
Menlo Park Workforce Services Office1200 O`Brien DriveMenlo Park, CA 94025650-688-6335
Worknet Merced County1205 West 18th StreetMerced, CA 95340877-267-9675
Unemployment Office – Mojave2300 State Hwy 58 BusinessMojave, CA 93501661-824-7800
Monrovia Adult School One Stop Career Center920 South Mountain AvenueMonrovia, CA 91016626-471-3052
ELAC Specialized AJCC1301 Avenida Cesar ChavezMonterey Park, CA 91754323-780-6700
Napa County Health and Human Services2751 Napa Valley Corporate DrBldg. A,  Room 106Napa, CA 94558707-253-4134
East County Service Center1405 West F StreetSuite IOakdale, CA 95361209-322-3564
AJCC – Oakland7677 Oakport Street Suite 350Oakland, CA 94621510-564-0500
Unemployment Office – Oakland268 Grand AvenueOakland, CA 94610510-858-6742
East Oakland Neighborhood Career Center7200 Bancroft AvenueSuite 140  Eastmont Town CenterOakland, CA 94605510-338-4257
Lao Family and Community Development2325 East 12th Street,Headquarters Suite 226Oakland, CA 94601510-533-8850
Unity Council  Resource Career Center1900 Fruitvale AvenueOakland, CA 94601510-535-6101
West Oakland Career Center1801 Adeline St Suite 209Oakland, CA 94607510-419-0392
San Diego North County Coastal Career Center1949 Avenida Del Suite 106Oceanside, CA 92056760-631-6150
Glenn County Community Action Department125 East Walker StreetOrland, CA 95963530-865-6165
America`s Job Centers of California. – Oroville78 Table Mountain BlvdOroville, CA 95965530-538-7301
Unemployment Office – Oxnard2901 N. Ventura RoadThird FloorOxnard, CA 93036-1150805-288-8400
Northeast San Fernando Valley AJCC12502 Van Nuys Blvd.Suite 221Pacoima, CA 91331818-482-1754
Palmdale AJCC38510 Sierra HighwayPalmdale, CA 93550661-265-7421
Foothill Employment & Training Connection1207 E Gereen StreetPasadena, CA 91106626-796-5627
West Side County Service Center101 West Las Palmas AvenuePatterson, CA 95363209-525-4908
Perris Oasis Youth Opportunity Center11 South D Streetsuite 9Perris, CA 92570951-657-7105
Tri-Valley Career Center5860 Owens Drive3rd FloorPleasanton, CA 94588925-416-5100
Pomona Valley AJCC264 E Monterey AvenuePomona, CA 91767909-242-7999
Employment Connection – Porterville1063 West Henderson AvenuePorterville, CA 93257559-788-1400
Plumas County Business and Career Network7 Quincy Junction RdQuincy, CA 95971530-283-1606
Folsom Cordova10826 Gadsten WayRancho Cordova, CA 95670916-294-9107
West Valley Unemployment Office9650 9th Street Suite ARancho Cucamonga, CA 91730909-941-6500
Job Training Center of Tehama County718 Main StreetRed Bluff, CA 96080530-529-7000
EDD State of California – Redding1325 Pine StRedding, CA 96001530-225-2185
Smart Business Resource Center1201 Placer StreetRedding, CA 96001530-246-7911
Workforce Connection – Reedley1680 East Manning AvenueReedley, CA 93654559-637-2444
Job Center of California (AJCC)330 25th StreetRichmond, CA 94804510-307-8014
Unemployment Office – Ridgecrest540 Perdew Avenue Suite B2Ridgecrest, CA 93555760-384-5995
Unemployment Office – Riverside1325 Spruce Street Suite 110Riverside, CA 92507951-955-3100
Rubidoux Youth Opportunity Center5656 Mission BlvdRiverside, CA 92509951-683-9622
Unemployment Office – Roseville115 Ascot Drive Suite #100Roseville, CA 95661916-746-7722
Asian Resources AJCC2411 Alhambra Blvd Suite 110Sacramento, CA 95817916-324-6202
Franklin AJCC7000 Franklin Blvd Suite 540Sacramento, CA 95823916-563-5151
Sacramento Urban League AJCC3725 Marysville BlvdSacramento, CA 95838916-286-8600
Hillsdale AJCC5655 Hillsdale Blvd Suite 8Sacramento, CA 95842916-263-4100
La Familia AJCC5523 34th StreetSacramento, CA 95820916-452-3601
Lemon Hill AJCC- Sacramento Works5451 Lemon Hill Avenue Rm 106Sacramento, CA 95824916-395-5802
Mark Sanders AJCC2901 50th StreetSacramento, CA 95817916-227-0301
South County-AJCC Elk Grove8401 Gerber Road Building ASacramento, CA 95828916-793-2319
Monterey County Unemployment Office344 Salinas StreetSuite 203Salinas, CA 93901831-796-3335
Mother Lode Job Training – Calaveras County7 Main StreetPO Box 1002San Andreas, CA 95249209-754-4242
Unemployment Office – San Bernardino County658 East Brier Drive Suite 100San Bernardino, CA 92408909-382-0440
Merrill Lynch Workforce Center330 Park Boulevard Room 555San Diego, CA 92101619-231-4289
Metro Career Center4389 Imperial AvenueSan Diego, CA 92113619-266-4200
Chinatown Access Point601 Jackson StreetGround FloorSan Francisco, CA 94133415-677-7500
Comprehensive Job Center750 Post StreetSan Francisco, CA 94109415-575-4570
EDD Workforce Service – San Francisco801 Turk StreetSan Francisco Civic CenterSan Francisco, CA 94102-3117415-749-7503
HSA Workforce Development Center3120 Mission StreetWorkforce Center MissionSan Francisco, CA 94110415-401-4800
Mission Economic Development Agency2301 Mission StreetPlaza Adelante Suite 301San Francisco, CA 94110415-282-3334
Southeast Workforce Center1800 Oakdale AvenueSan Francisco, CA 94124415-970-7762
Success Center San Francisco1449 Webster StreetSan Francisco, CA 94115415-549-7000
Visitacion Valley Access Point1099 Sunnydale AvenueSan Francisco, CA 94134415-239-8705
North San Jose Unemployment Office1901 Zanker RoadSan Jose, CA 95112408-216-6200
San Jose Job Center1601 Foxworthy AvenueKirk Community CenterSan Jose, CA 95118408-794-1234
Unemployment Office – San Luis Obispo3450 Broad StreetSuite 103San Luis Obispo, CA 93401805-286-8530
NOVA Job Center of San Mateo1777 Borel PlaceSuite 500San Mateo, CA 94402650-581-0058
Harbor Gateway Job Center222 W. 6th StreetSuite 410San Pedro, CA 90731310-732-5700
CareerPoint Marin120 N Redwood DriveSan Rafael, CA 94903415-473-3300
Santa Ana WORK Center801 West Civic Center DriveSuite 200Santa Ana, CA 92701714-565-2600
Unemployment Office- Santa Barbara130 East Ortega StSanta Barbara, CA 93101805-568-1296
Santa Clarita AJCC20730 Soledad StreetSanta Clarita, CA 91351661-298-0152
Rio Hondo AJCC10400 Pioneer Blvd Unit 9Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670562-946-2237
Workforce Resource Center – Santa Maria1410 South Broadway Suite ESanta Maria, CA 93454805-614-1550
North Bay Workforce Services606 Healdsburg AvenueSanta Rosa, CA 95401707-576-2850
Sonoma County Job Link2227 Capricorn WaySuite 100Santa Rosa, CA 95407707-565-5550
Workforce Connection – Selma3706 McCall AvenueSuite 116Selma, CA 93662559-831-0135
Unemployment Office – Shafter115 Central Valley HwyShafter, CA 93263661-746-8416
Sierra Business and Career Network305 South Lincoln St.PO Box 41Sierraville, CA 96126530-994-3349
Unemployment Office – East County2900 N. Madera Rd.Suite 100Simi Valley, CA 93065805-955-2283
Mother Lode Job Training – Tuolumne County197 Mono WaySuite BSonora, CA 95370209-588-1150
ELAC South Gate Specialized AJCC2340 Firestone Blvd.South Gate, CA 90280323-568-5820
San Joaquin County WorkNet56 S Lincoln StreetStockton, CA 95203209-468-3500
San Joaquin WorkNet Center5151 Pacific Avenue Room 208Stockton, CA 95207209-954-5151
El Proyecto WorkSource Sun Valley9024 Laurel Canyon BlvdSun Valley, CA 91352818-504-0334
NOVA Job  Center505 W Olive AvenueSuite 550Sunnyvale, CA 94086408-730-7232
Workforce Development Lassen1616 Chestnut StreetSusanville, CA 96130530-257-5057
Mother Lode Job Training – Amador1 Prosperity CourtSutter Creek, CA 95685209-223-3341
Unemployment Office – Taft119 North 10th StreetTaft, CA 93268661-763-0214
Career Center – Torrance1220 Engracia AvenueTorrance, CA 90501310-782-2101
Tracy WorkNet Center543 W Grant Line RoadTracy, CA 95376209-468-3528
Business and Career Network – Truckee10075 Levone AvenueTruckee, CA 96161530-550-3015
Employment Connection – Tulare304 E.Tulare AvenueTulare, CA 93274559-684-1987
South County Service Center1310 W. Main StreetTurlock, CA 95380209-342-1860
Career Point Mendocino2550 N. State StreetSuite 3Ukiah, CA 95482707-467-5900
American Job Center – Vallejo1440 Marin StreetVallejo, CA 94590707-648-4024
High Desert Unemployment Office17310 Bear Valley RoadSuite 109Victorville, CA 92395760-552-6550
Community Services Employment Training312 North West 3rd AveVisalia, CA 93291559-732-4194
Employment Connection – Visalia4025 West Noble AvenueSuite BVisalia, CA 93277559-713-5000
Watsonville Career Center18 West Beach StreetWatsonville, CA 95076831-763-8933
Smart Business Resource Center790 Main StreetSuite 618Weaverville, CA 96093530-623-5538
Smart Workforce Center582 Main StreetWeed, CA 96094530-657-0139
West Covina AJCC933 South Glendora AvenueWest Covina, CA 91790626-814-8234
Yolo County One Stop Career Center500-A Jefferson BlvdWest Sacramento, CA 95605916-375-6307
Whittier AJCC9401 Painter Avenue,Room B210Whittier, CA 90605562-907-6995
Quechan Indian TribeP.O. box 1899 Yuma (AZ-85366)92883Winter Haven, CA 92283760-572-2314
Unemployment Office – Winterhaven676 Baseline Rd Building 306Winterhaven, CA 92283760-572-0222
Unemployment Office – Woodland25 North Cottonwood StreetWoodland, CA 95695530-661-2750
Sutter County One Stop950 Tharp Rd Bldg 1000Yuba City, CA 95993530-822-5120

Final Thoughts

We hope the above info has been helpful to you. 

We do not make any financial advice but below are some of our thoughts that could help you stand on your feet sooner than later.

  • Don’t feel shame about needing help, but also don’t feel entitled. 
  • Don’t beat yourself up – things happen. The sooner you accept it and move on, the better.
  • Don’t burn the bridge. Work with your employer to help yourself.
    • 1) Check if you are entitled to severance pay, vacation or sick pay, 
    • 2) Ask about extending health insurance benefits, 
    • 3) Ask about outplacement resources, 
    • 4) Request a reference letter from your employer 
  • Review your financial positions, obligations. 
  • Make a weekly or monthly budget. Buy what you need, so you don’t have to sell what you need.
  • Watch out for credit card loans – they will eat you alive.
  • Make an action plan with at least 3 scenarios from best to worst and examine your options.

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Sabrina is a former campaign manager who has decided to focus her effort to help people contact senators and get help. She leads our Editorial Team with Ronald and Lawrence to curate content and resources that help us navigate the system.

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