Business Services

NOVAworks works closely with local businesses to ensure that our programs provide opportunities that build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to address the workforce needs of Silicon Valley.

WARN Notices

The California WARN (Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification) Act requires covered employers to provide advance notice to employees affected by plant closings and mass layoffs.

How to File a WARN Notice

To file a WARN notice, notify affected employees as well as the entities listed below. E-mail is the preferred means of notification; if sending via e-mail, then there is no need to also provide notification via mail or fax. When sending via e-mail, one notice can be sent to all of the required entities listed below in a single message.

  1. California Employment Development Department (EDD)
  2. Local Workforce Development Board
    If the closure or layoff will occur within San Mateo County or the Santa Clara County cities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, or Sunnyvale, provide notice to NOVAworks: (Click for a list of workforce boards in other areas. )
  3. Chief County Elected Official
    For businesses in Santa Clara County: Mike Wasserman, President, Board of Supervisors,
    For businesses in San Mateo County: Don Horsley, President, Board of Supervisors,
  4. Chief Local Elected Official
    Send the notice via e-mail to the mayor in the city in which the layoff will occur.
  5. Local Labor Union Officials (if applicable)

Resources for Businesses

Links to COVID-related information and resources for businesses

U.S. Department of Treasury
Paycheck Protection Program
SAMCEDA (San Mateo County)
Assistance & Guidance for Businesses and Workers Affected by COVID-19
City of San José (Santa Clara County)
COVID-19 Guidance for Employers, Workers and Businesses