It is our goal to provide essential workforce services to support the public during this difficult time. The SBWIB has taken a number of steps to ensure the public has access to the resources they need. This web page has been created to provide you with important information, which will be updated as more resources become available.


In alignment with the County’s Safer At Home order, our centers' services are open via phone, emails or appointments only while practicing social distancing. Contact us at the numbers below for services. The Teen Centers at both the Hawthorne and Inglewood locations are currently closed.

Businesses and individuals needing assistance can still receive services online, by email at or via direct telephone contact with our teams of job developers and counselors.

South Bay One-Stop Business & Career Centers

All services available via phone or appointments only while practicing social distancing. 

Inglewood (310) 680-3700

Torrance (310) 680-3830

Carson (310) 680-3870 (calls are accepted, appointments available at Inglewood location)

Gardena (310) 538-7070

800-735-2922 CRS

South Bay Workforce Investment Board

11539 Hawthorne Blvd., 5th Floor

Hawthorne, CA 90250

310 - 970 - 7700 Phone

310 - 970 - 7711 Fax

800 - 735 - 2922  CRS


State Issues Additional Temporary Restrictions to Slow Community Transmission 

On Monday, 7/13, Governor Newsom announced a statewide closing of the following sectors:

  • Dine-in Restaurants (indoor) 

  • Wineries and Tasting Rooms (indoor)

  • Movie Theater (indoor)

  • Family Entertainment Centers (indoor)

  • Zoos and Museums (indoor)

  • Cardrooms (indoor)

  • Brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs (indoor and outdoor).

Additionally, the state is ordering counties on the Monitoring List, this includes LA County (for at least 3 days), the closure of additional indoor operations for certain sectors which promote the mixing of populations beyond households and make adherence to physical distancing with face coverings difficult.

Within those sectors, those that are not able to continue their business through outdoor operations must close that portion of their business effective immediately in order to further mitigate the spread of the virus. This applies to the following sectors:

  • Gyms and Fitness Centers

  • Places of Worship

  • Indoor Protests

  • Offices for Non-Critical Infrastructure Sectors as identified at

  • Personal Care Services(including nail salons, massage parlors, and tattoo parlors)

  • Hair Salons and Barbershops

  • Malls

These actions remain in effect until further notice.​

Biocom's resource center is connecting California’s life science industry to the latest information, guidance and updates regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Facing a pay cut due to the coronavirus shutdown? Here’s what you can do

The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles and CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), is providing free COVID-19 testing to Los Angeles County residents.

At this time, testing is only for people with symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. 

What you need to know about temporary rent freezes and eviction moratoriums. Resources for Residential/Commercial Tenants & Landlords, Incident Report.

  • Los Angeles County launched a new virtual one-stop shop to provide help for business owners and workers affected by Covid-19. Visit or call 1-833-238-4450 for more information.

South Bay Workforce Investment Board
11539 Hawthorne Blvd., 5th Floor Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone: (310) 970-7700
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This WIOA Title 1 financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

by calling in advance to CRS 1-800-735-2922 or 310-680-3700.