Worker Resources

The WorkPlace (Job Center) is open and is assisting Long Beach families, workers and small businesses affected by COVID-19. The Job Center is managed by Pacific Gateway and provides the following services listed below in Long Beach, Signal Hill and the Los Angeles Harbor communities. For job assistance, visit the Pacific Gateway website

  • Job search assistance with connections to employers who are hiring
  • Career counseling and vocational training to help workers make long-term plans and connect to growing sectors of the economy
  • Information about special State, County and City programs for workers who face potential layoffs and downsizing

Childcare Resources

The Work Long Beach Program provides hourly childcare with trained professionals to essential workers, including low-income families and those who work in public safety and healthcare.

For more information, about the Work Long Beach Program and to access childcare services, visit the Work Long Beach Program website.

ConnectedLB Platform

In June 2020, the City announced a partnership with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF),  EveryoneOn and human-I-T, and launched a centralized online platform for Long Beach residents to access low-cost Internet services, computers and digital literacy resources, called ConnectedLB Platform, in affiliation with CETF’s Get Connected Initiative.

The ConnectedLB Platform allows Long Beach residents to find low-cost Internet services and computers in their local neighborhoods by entering their zip code. Long Beach residents may qualify for low-cost Internet services and computers based on verification of income status and household participation in public benefit programs. The platform is available in both English and Spanish and is expected to run through April 2021 or until further notice. Platform content is managed by EveryoneOn.

To access the platform, Long Beach residents can visit: everyoneon.org/longbeach.

Insurance and Leave Benefits

Disability Insurance (DI)
Disability Insurance (DI) provides short-term benefits to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury or pregnancy. For DI assistance, visit the Employment Development Department (EDD) website.

Paid Family Leave (PFL)
Paid Family Leave (PFL) provides benefits to workers who need to take time off work to care for a seriously ill child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse or registered domestic partner. For PFL assistance, visit the Employment Development Department (EDD) website.

Paid Sick Leave (PSL)
A worker who, on or after July 1, 2015, works in California for 30 or more days within a year from the beginning of employment, is entitled to Paid Sick Leave (PSL). For PSL assistance, visit the Employment Development Department (EDD) website.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to independent contractors and self-employed individuals. For PUA assistance, visit the Employment Development Department (EDD) website.

Unemployment Insurance (UI)
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program pays benefits to workers who have lost their job and meet the Program’s eligibility requirements. Workers who have become unemployed or partially unemployed may file a UI claim. For UI assistance, visit the Employment Development Department (EDD) website.

Workers’ Compensation (WC)
Workers’ Compensation (WC) aids workers who suffer from work-related injuries or illnesses. For WC assistance, visit the Employment Development Department (EDD) website.

Local Ordinances

COVID-19 Worker Retention Ordinance (Chapter 5.53)
Effective May 19, 2020, to ensure fair employment practices during the economic upheaval resulting from the pandemic and to reduce the demand on government-funded social services, the City hereby enacts legal protections for workers when a business changes ownership. For more information, visit the City Council item.

COVID-19 Worker Recall Ordinance (Chapter 5.55)
Effective May 19, 2020, to ensure fair employment practices during the economic upheaval resulting from the pandemic and to reduce the demand on government-funded services, the City hereby enacts legal protections for workers laid-off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit the City Council item.

COVID-19 Paid Supplemental Sick Leave Ordinance (Chapter 8.110)
To ensure public health and safety and fair employment practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Council is compelled to enact this Chapter, which sets forth paid supplemental sick leave requirements for employers not covered by the federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. For more information, visit the City Council item. *Please note that this Ordinance has been prepared to allow City Council to adopt on June 2, 2020.