News and Announcements
The Workforce Development Board of Santa Cruz and California Employers Association partnered together to provide Santa Cruz County employers with a multitude of assistance, on the phone, in all areas of employer-employee relations.
Guidance provided on:
In this edition of Small Business-by-the-Bay, Marketing Advisor Bryce Root, covers how to jump into your first collaboration, a resource to help with rent relief and lease re-negotiation, what it's really like right now for Bay Area business owners, our tech tip involving Google My Business... more
The material emphasizes subsidies and support that are available to employers through workforce programs to train employees, hire new talent, retain employees and assist with layoffs. Most of the resources available in the Guide are provided to the employer at little to no cost.
The U.S. Small Business Administration in consulation with the Department of Treasury posted a revised borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application, implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020.
Please see attached a letter and Fact Sheet that can be helpful as you are contacted by small businesses impacted by the recent civil unrest. It discusses the policies relating to civil unrest and gives an overview.
In case you missed the Move Your Brick-and-Mortar Business Online (Like a Pro) presented by Shane Barker in partnership with Butte College SBDC, watch and learn now. You learn how to effectively set up your business online and sell your product or service with a step-by-step proven process.
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic.
The president today signed legislation that modifies the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) retroactively to the date of the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
County of Santa Cruz releases updated Shelter In Place Order, effective May 26, 2020. This order will remain in place until July 1, 2020, unless changed by County's Health Officer.