EWDD's Rapid Response Team providing resources, programs and services to businesses and employees experiencing transition such as layoffs or business dissolution

EWDD's Rapid Response Team providing resources, programs and services to businesses and their employees experiencing transition such as downsizing or business dissolution


Dearden's Department employees receiving Rapid Response assistance
The EWDD Rapid Response Team is trained to support your employees and your business through any transition process. They bring experts to your location to walk your outgoing employees through the Unemployment Insurance Benefits process, and various other resources to support them in transitioning to a job as quickly as possible.

As our highly competitive economy continues to globalize, businesses are hardly ever stable. Companies are constantly growing, shrinking and facing barriers to development. The City of Los Angeles offers many resources that can help your company, regardless of its present stage in the business cycle.

Services are free of cost to you and your employees and are mandated by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) legislation.


If you are an affected 99cent Only Stores employee, please reach out the dedicated staff below for support. If you are an employee that was recently laid off, furloughed, or had hours reduced, the Job Loss Assistance and Resources page will help guide you through all available resources.


Rapid Response Can Help:
  1. Career Counseling & Job Search assistance
  2. Resume Preparation & Interviewing Skills Workshops
  3. Local Labor Market Information
  4. Unemployment Insurance
  5. Education & Training Opportunities
  6. Health Benefits & Pensions
  7. Focused Services for Veterans & Adults with Disabilities
  8. Access to Computers, Telephones & Fax Machines
  9. Financial Planning & Stress Management Workshops


Dedicated staff will conduct on-site meetings to introduce you and your workers to local representatives and resources. Let our team help turn this transition into a positive experience for everyone.

  Dennis Parks, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  213-718-0281
  711 for TRS
  Itzel Sanchez, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  213-651-6594
  711 for TRS
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EWDD Rapid Response Team assisting hospitality employees through a layoff process
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN)

Since the passage of the WARN requirement law in 1988, all U.S. employers confronting a mass layoff, relocation or termination at a covered establishment must give employees a minimum of 60 days notice prior to the event. California specific WARN provisions became law in 2003.

More information and resources on the WARN process can be found on the California State Employment Development Department website.