Get help for your business before a layoff

Find out what help is available to you and your employees if your business is facing layoffs or closing.

What to do

Schedule a rapid response orientation

The SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development partners with the CA Employment Development Department (EDD) and other agencies to inform your employees about services that can help them after a layoff. Email employer.services@sfgov.org or click the button below to schedule an orientation.

Comply with the WARN Act

The California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires covered employers to give a 60-day notice to employees affected by plant closings and mass layoffs, as well as State and Local representatives.

Employers with 75 or more full-time or part-time employees are subject to the California WARN Act. Read more information about the General Provisions of the Federal and California WARN Laws on the EDD website.

Where to send your WARN in San Francisco:


WARN Act Coordinator

Statewide Services Unit
Workforce Services Division
Employment Development Department
722 Capitol Mall, MIC 69/Room 3099
Sacramento, CA 95814
eddwarnnotice@edd.ca.gov 

San Francisco City/County
Mr. Joshua Arce, Director, Workforce Development
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
warn.notice@sfgov.org 

Mayor London Breed
Office of the Mayor
City Hall, Room 200, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
mayorlondonbreed@sfgov.org

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Last updated July 30, 2022