Rapid Response Program

Layoff Transition Resources:

If you are a business that is facing layoffs or closure, the Office of Economic & Workforce Development’s Rapid Response team can partner with you to ensure a smooth transition for your business and employees. Our Rapid Response team provides immediate on-site or virtual services to assist workers facing job losses. During Covid-19, all Rapid Response presentations are conducted virtually so it is easy and safe for your employees to attend.

How to Schedule a Rapid Response Orientation during Covid-19: 
Our Rapid Response team conducts orientations virtually during Covid-19 in partnership with the Employment Development Department (EDD) and other agencies to inform your employees about services such as filing for Unemployment Insurance, Healthcare resources, and how to access employment opportunities. To schedule a Rapid Response Orientation please email business.services@sfgov.org.

Webinars for Affected Workers:
Rapid Response virtual info sessions are to inform you and your employees about Unemployment Insurance, Health Benefits, and Job Center resources. Partners from EDD, Covered CA, the Labor Unions and more attend to share information and answer questions live. Register at workforce.oewd.org/RR.

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN):
The California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires covered employers to provide a 60-day advance notice to employees affected by plant closings and mass layoffs as well as State and Local representatives. Employers with 75 or more full-time or part-time employees are subject to the California WARN Act. Check out the General Provisions of the Federal and California WARN Laws to review Federal and State laws. For more information, please visit EDD website.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Executive Order N-31-20 issued by Governor Newson only suspends the California WARN Act’s 60-day notice requirement for those employers that satisfy the Order’s specific conditions. Visit COVID-19: WARN FAQs for information about the temporary suspension.

Where to send your WARN in San Francisco:

WARN Act Coordinator
Statewide Services Unit
Workforce Services Division
Employment Development Department
722 Capitol Mall, MIC 69/Room 3099
Sacramento, CA 95814
eddwarnnotice@edd.ca.gov

San Francisco City/County
Mr. Joshua Arce, Director, Workforce Development
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Warn.Notice@sfgov.org

Mayor London Breed
Office of the Mayor
City Hall, Room 200, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
MayorLondonBreed@sfgov.org

More Resources for Businesses and Employees:

Resources for Businesses (Financial, Recruitment, Work Sharing, and more):

Resources for Employees (Job Search, Union, Food, Healthcare and more):