- WASHINGTON, April 15, 2020 – USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.
- A new platform connecting displaced California workers with more than 70,000 job opportunities in critical industries.
- Information about how employers can apply Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program if reducing hours/production
- An alternative to Layoffs
The Metro Chamber, in partnership with the Sacramento Asian Chamber, has launched a Rapid Response Business Triage Hotline: 1-833-391-1919
Staffed with trained agents in English, Spanish, and Asian Languages, this hotline is available M-F from 8am-4pm with voicemail capabilities 24/7. Callers may connect to a person who can answer general small business questions, provide basic HR and Legal resources, and navigate borrowers
through financing options including the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.