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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

John Muir Health

Date: Nov 4, 2013
Union: No
Concord 513 Yes

JP Morgan Chase

Date: Aug 19, 2013
Union: No
San Ramon Finance 162 Yes


Date: Jun 1, 2013
Union: No
San Ramon 6 Yes

United Spiral Pipe Update

Date: Mar 26, 2013
Union: Yes
Pittsburg Manufacturing 50 Yes

All State Promotions Inc.

Date: Jan 31, 2013
Union: No
Concord 1 Yes

United Spiral Pipe

Date: Nov 19, 2012
Union: Yes
900 East 3rd Street Pittsburg, CA 94565 Industrial 57 Yes

PMI Mortagage Insurance

Date: Nov 9, 2012
Union: No
Walnut Creek Insurance 64 Yes

Wells Fargo

Date: Oct 30, 2012
Union: No
1220 Concord Avenue Concord Ca 94520 Finance 57 Yes


Date: Oct 19, 2012
Union: No
Pittsburg/Antioch 79 Yes

WARN Kmart

Date: Oct 3, 2012
Union: No
Pleasant Hill Retail 56 Yes

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Date: Sep 17, 2012
Union: Yes
Livermore Science 126 Yes

Sartorius Stedim

Date: Aug 31, 2012
Union: No
Concord Biotech 91 Yes


Date: Jul 20, 2012
Union: Yes
Pittsburg Manufacturing 50 Yes

Nestle Dryer's Ice Cream Co.

Date: Jun 25, 2012
Union: No
2121 N. California Blvd., Suite 400, Walnut Creek Manufacturing 57 Yes

Cardiovascular Consultants

Date: May 30, 2012
Union: No
Brentwood, San Ramon, Walnut Creek Healthcare 56 Yes

Bank Of America

Date: May 20, 2012
Union: No
Concord Finance 450 Yes


Date: May 4, 2012
Union: Yes
Antioch Manufacturing 3 Yes

Best Buy

Date: Apr 19, 2012
Union: No
Pittsburg 59 Yes

Structured Broadband Services Inc.

Date: Apr 13, 2012
Union: No
Multiple 161 Yes

American Medical Response

Date: Apr 1, 2012
Union: Yes
Concord Healthcare 139 Yes