Many County employees are facing or have faced layoff stresses through either their own layoff, or the layoff of a member of their family, or through the fear of impending layoffs and overall uncertainty of current economic conditions. This section of our website is intended to provide resources for those employees who have faced layoff, are facing layoff, or are considering options that may be available in the event of lay off.
Mendocino Works – operated by Mendocino Private Industry Council (MPIC), Mendocino Works is the local One-Stop Career Center. Mendocino Works offers a variety of services for displaced workers such as assistance filing unemployment claims with EDD, career development and planning, career retraining (including funding), job search assistance (including financial assistance), resume writing, skills assessment, skills training, etc. If you have been laid off, you may be eligible for the valuable services Mendocino Works offers. Visit Mendocino Works website at: http://www.mendocinoworks.org/ or MPIC's website at: http://www.mpic.org/
Or visit Mendocino Works/MPIC office locations:
- Ukiah, 631 S. Orchard Avenue, Ukiah, CA 95482 (707) 467-5900 (800) 616-1196
- Willits, 221 S. Lenore Avenue, Willits, Ca 95490 (707) 456-3760 (800) 521-9950
- Fort Bragg, 310 E. Redwood Avenue, Fort Bragg, Ca 95437 (707) 964-3218 (800) 600-6950
You may also wish to contact EDD:
- http://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Before_you_Start.htm — Getting Started Guide
- http://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/UI_Tip_Sheets_and_Fact_Sheets.htm — Tip and Fact Sheets
- http://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/FAQs.htm — Frequently Asked Questions
The Mendocino County Wellness Program continues to offer classes such as Stress Management, Financial Management, etc. Visit Wellness website at: http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/hr/mcwow/
The Mendocino County Employee Assistant Program (EAP) may also provide a source of assistance to you as you deal with the stressors related to layoff and uncertainty. Visit EAP website at: http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/hr/eap.htm
Voluntary Layoff – The County has negotiated Voluntary Layoff Agreements with the Deputy Sheriff's Association (DSA), SEIU, and Confidential bargaining groups. If voluntary layoff is an option you are able to consider, it could provide you with the opportunity to continue your education, take a sabbatical from work, travel, etc. and at the same time, save a co-worker from layoff. The agreements and forms for Voluntary Layoff are available at: http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/hr/laborContracts.htm or, on the intranet at: http://hr.mendocino.gov/online-documents/
Human Resources staff may also provide information that may be helpful to you as you look to your future and consider available options in the event you are laid off, want to consider requesting a voluntary layoff, or for information on transferring to another department. Please rest assured that conversations you have with HR Staff regarding your employment options are kept confidential. You may call us at 707-463-4261, or you may email.