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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Riverside County is here to offer support to businesses that have been impacted during this time. The information below provides links to critical resources provided by our business solutions team and other agencies. We understand that this time can be over-whelming and want you to know that you have our undivided support. 

Riverside County Employer & Business Resources

Riverside County Workforce Development

Free Assistance from Riverside County Workforce Services includes:
  • Application Screening
  • Recruitment Events and Job Fairs
  • Rapid Response. During large scale layoffs, we connect impacted employees to information on Unemployment Insurance, healthcare, and other Workforce Development services.
  • Hiring and Tax Incentives. Programs can assist a business in hiring new employees or enhancing the skills of their current workforce.

To request business services, please call (951) 955-0185 or visit

Riverside County Economic Development Agency

The coronavirus outbreak has global health consequences, and it puts many small businesses
at economic risk. If your business is struggling financially due to the coronavirus, Riverside
County is here to provide resources that can help.

Supporting Employers

Employment Development Department (EDD) Resources

California Employment Development Department (EDD) offers a variety of services under the Employment Services, Unemployment Insurance, State Disability Insurance, Workforce Development, and Labor Market Information programs. To see more, please see below.

Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance Program

Employers can apply for State Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

DUA may be available for workers and self-employed people who do not qualify for regular UI benefits.

  • For more information, visit website, call 1-800-300-5616 or TTY 1-800-815-9387
  • View Fact Sheet 

Disability Insurance Elective Coverage (DIEC)

DIEC is a Program for Employers and Self-employed individuals who are not required to pay into State Disability Insurance (SDI), but want to be covered by Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL).

Emergency and Disaster Assistance for Employers

Affected employers may request an extension of up to 60 days to file state payroll reports and deposit state payroll taxes with EDD without incurring penalty or interest charges.

  • To request an extension, employers must:
    1. File reports and payments electronically within 60 days of due date.
    2. Send a letter to EDD requesting an extension of time. Letter must provide details of why reports/payments could not be submitted on time.
    3. Requests should be mailed to address specified on their filing form.
  • If an employer has already been charged a late filing or payment penalty, the employer should send a written request for an extension to: Employment Development Department PO Box 826880 Sacramento, CA 94246-0001
  • For more information, call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center at 1-888-745-3886 or contact your local Employment Tax Office 
  • View Information Sheet 
  • See Disaster-Related Services Frequently Asked Questions

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN)

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