City of Los Angeles Announces Resources to Support Impacted Workers at 99 Cents Only Stores Closing in the City

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass announced today that the City is taking action to provide resources to support workers who will be impacted by the closure of 99 Cents Only Stores in Los Angeles over the coming weeks. There are more than 30 stores within the City limits. The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) has already activated its Rapid Response Team to support the effort.

"I am directing City departments to help make resources and support available to workers who will be impacted by these closures in the coming weeks," said Mayor Bass. "We must do all we can to support Angelenos during this difficult time."

At the Mayor's direction, the City will be taking the following actions to support impacted workers:

• Offering daily virtual Rapid Response presentations to help workers make sense of available supports like Unemployment Insurance and help to ease the transition. Sign up for English presentations here and Spanish presentations here.

• The City's 14 WorkSource Centers are available to answer questions about being laid off and future employment opportunities. See a list of the WorkSource Centers and contact information in English here and Spanish here.

• The Mayor's Office of Community Engagement and the City's Economic and Workforce Development Department Rapid Response Team will be sharing resources with employees at closing stores in the city to make information and materials available to all employees.

• Coordinating with the County of Los Angeles to ensure information and resources are available to all 99 Cents Only Stores workers across the Los Angeles region.

The Mayor's Office will continue to monitor the situation and determine any next steps to support impacted workers during this transition.


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