Resources and Assistance for Businesses and Sole Proprietors Impacted by COVID-19

March 24, 2020

We are Here to Help


Updates and Resources from the Workforce Investment Board about COVID-19 in Tulare County can be found HERE.


As the business climate continues to rapidly evolve, we know that business owners and sole proprietors are being pushed to quickly make important decisions. While some businesses may be reducing employee hours, shifting services, and even laying people off, other businesses find themselves needing to hire additional staff to replace current workforce, or to expand due to increased demand.


In order to better serve your specific needs please take a few minutes to complete our Business Impact Report. This information will help us to assess your needs and be prepared to provide appropriate follow up services in the coming days.

Our team is ready to help your business with the following services:

  • Financial loan program information

  • Creation of Online Applications

  • Facilitation of a virtual interview process

  • Promotion of job openings

  • Workshare Program information

  • Unemployment Insurance information

  • Tax extension information

  • And more


Helpful Links for Businesses:

We encourage all employers to following the guidance provided by the FederalState, and Local health departments.  
The Labor & Workforce Development Agency oversees multiple departments and has information that employers can provide to their employees.

The Employment Development Department (EDD) has a very helpful FAQ page for Employers with information about the workshare program, payroll tax extensions and much more.  

The Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program This program is open to all businesses, and can provide a maximum loan of $2,000,000 with a 3.75% interest rate with up to 30 year term. These loans can be used for: fixed debt, payroll, accounts payable, and to refinance any high interest debt associated with keeping the business open. 

The Tulare County Economic Development Corp BizCapFund This program provides micro loans to businesses in Tulare County affected by COVID-19.



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