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Layoff and Closures

If your company is considering a reduction in its labor force, we can help by easing employees' anxietiy and ensure a smooth transition for your company. The Workforce Development Board’s Rapid Response team can work with you to provide services for recently laid off employees; our team facilitates on-site events to provide information on career transition options, skill development, and retraining programs. Our services are provided at no cost.

Rapid Response

The Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County provides customized, confidential and convenient outplacement services to businesses in transition through its Rapid Response Team.

These no-cost services are provided to affected employees through the EASTBAY Works/America's Job Center of California (AJCC) partners. Through on-site presentations, information is provided to employees about re-employment and transition services available at the AJCC career centers, and from other agencies and organizations in the community.

As a team member, a representative from the Employment Development Department (EDD) provides information on unemployment insurance benefits and other available services through EDD.

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN)

California Assembly Bill 2957 requires specific businesses that are downsizing or closing to give affected employees and other state and local representatives 60 days notice. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) informs the community of the pending transition. 

Included in this section is information on Contra Costa County layoffs as well as WARN information for transitioning businesses. WARNs do not necessarily reflect actual layoffs due to changing circumstances after the notice was filed.

Employer Location Industry Affected Workers WARN

Chevron (Human Resources Dept)

Date: Dec 15, 2015
Union: No
San Ramon Energy 100 Yes

USS-POSCO Industries

Date: Oct 27, 2015
Union: Yes
Pittsburg Manufacturing 50 Yes

Safeway (Store #1701)

Date: Oct 19, 2015
Union: Yes
Walnut Creek Grocery 63 Yes

Chevron (Chevron Park)

Date: Oct 12, 2015
Union: No
San Ramon Energy 430 Yes

Chevron (Richmond Facility)

Date: Oct 12, 2015
Union: No
Richmond Energy 70 Yes

USS-POSCO Industrires

Date: Apr 26, 2015
Union: Yes
Pittsburg Manufacturing 50 Yes

Doctors Medical Center San Pablo

Date: Apr 14, 2015
Union: Yes
San Pablo, CA Health 709 Yes

AT&T

Date: Apr 13, 2015
Union: Yes
San Ramon, CA Telecommunications 74 Yes

Waste Management Collection and Recycling, Inc.

Date: Feb 27, 2015
Union: Yes
Walnut Creek Utilities 66 Yes

Burger King (Scarbrough Management Corp.)

Date: Jan 14, 2015
Union: No
Multiple Retail 267 Yes

Doctors Medical Center

Date: Sep 1, 2014
Union: Yes
San Pablo Medical 832 Yes

Bay Area News Group

Date: May 12, 2014
Union: No
San Ramon Media 50 Yes

Bank of America

Date: Apr 13, 2014
Union: No
Concord Finance 71 Yes

Stonyfield Farm Inc

Date: Apr 1, 2014
Union: Yes
Antioch 58 Yes

Atos IT Solutions

Date: Feb 28, 2014
Union: No
Walnut Creek Information Technology 1 Yes

USS Posco

Date: Jan 14, 2014
Union: Yes
Pittsburg 50 Yes

Transfield Services

Date: Dec 31, 2013
Union: Yes
Rodeo 0 Yes

Bank of America

Date: Dec 22, 2013
Union: No
Concord Finance 89 Yes

American Medical Response West

Date: Dec 13, 2013
Union: Yes
Concord 30 Yes

QuadGraphics

Date: Nov 22, 2013
Union: No
Pittsburg 88 Yes