Restaurant + Business

Find information about grants, stimulus eligibility, and available support for employees and employers.

Virtual job resources for employers and job seekers. Check the calendar for information on the next virtual job fair.

The Eden Area AJCC, operated by Rubicon Programs on behalf of the Alameda County Workforce Development Board (ACWDB), is one of the largest America’s Job Center of California in Northern California. The mission is to serve as the focal point for local and regional workforce development activities and to integrate workforce preparation services to address the job, education, training, and employment needs in the Eden Area (Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and Unincorporated Areas in the Eden service area). It is a seamless system based upon a comprehensive array of services which meet our customer needs, including job seekers and employers.

Employers and Job Seekers

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TriValley Career Center: Offers online help looking for a job

We continue to be dedicated to helping our region’s job seekers and employers. Our workshops and Job Club will be done remotely at least through April 7th. Our free tax service is also suspended. We will contact those with previous appointments when we re-open the site.

Job Seekers

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Small Business Administration Disaster Loans

Paycheck Protection, EIDL Loan Advance, SBA Express Bridge Loans, SBA Debt Relief

Small Business

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A list of FAQ’s for workers affected by the shutdowns. Available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese


All Workers

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Unemployment Benefits

File an Unemployment Claim

Eligibility varies: File even if you’re not sure you qualify (documented workers only). If your hours were cut, but you still have a job, you may qualify. Gig workers and self-employed workers can qualify. Please note that the new qualification options are not yet showing up on the state website.
If you are a gig worker or unemployed, wait until you see those when you log in. Filing online is best if possible.

State Resource

A list of resources mostly for restauarants, but a few that address food security or the public during COVID-19.

This article is a collection of resources for restaurant owners, restaurant workers, hospitality workers and the public. There’s information on the CARES act.

Each resource is different.

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Restaurants Care’s mission is to provide support for our restaurant families in need by offering financial assistance for basic living expenses as people recover from an injury, illness, death in the family, or unseen hardship. We are investing in our current workforce, the heart of our community, restaurant workers in their time of need.

Financial Assistance during recovery from injury, illness, a death in the family, or unseen hardship. Mortgage/Rental assistance and Food pantries are also connected resources. Specific COVID grants are also being offered.

There are many resources linked on this website, some are for professional development to help hospitality workers translate skills to other types of work, others help with mortgage payments, mental health, distaster relief, etc.

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