Watsonville Career Center in Watsonville California

Address and phone number for Watsonville Career Center, a Unemployment Office, at West Beach Street, Watsonville CA.

Watsonville Career Center
18 West Beach Street, Watsonville, California, 95076

About the Watsonville Career Center

The Watsonville Career Center, located in Watsonville, CA, is a government agency that oversees California unemployment compensation programs and unemployment insurance. A local branch of the California Department of Labor, the Unemployment Office, issues unemployment benefits to individuals in Watsonville who have lost their jobs.

You may contact the Unemployment Office for questions about:
  • Applying for California unemployment benefits
  • Filing an unemployment insurance claim
  • California eligibility for unemployment
  • Rules for receiving unemployment benefits
  • Appealing an unemployment ruling
  • Problems receiving benefits
  • Making an appointment
Watsonville Unemployment Eligibility

In order to qualify for unemployment benefits in Watsonville, workers must meet eligibility requirements. These include a recent earnings history, a valid reason for leaving their last job, and actively looking for employment. In California, some workers do not qualify for unemployment benefits, including the self-employed. In most cases, individuals who are unable to work, those who were fired with cause, and those who turn down job offers may be ineligible for CA unemployment benefits.

Filing for Unemployment in Watsonville

The Unemployment Office oversees the application process to receive unemployment benefits. The office reviews application materials to ensure workers meet the California unemployment eligibility guidelines. In some cases, applicants may need to make an appointment for an interview. The Watsonville Career Center also reviews the reasons for applicants' unemployment to make sure they meet eligibility requirements. Contact Watsonville Career Center for more information on filing for unemployment.

Calculating Unemployment Benefits

The Watsonville Career Center can help workers calculate their expected unemployment benefits. In Watsonville, the unemployment benefit calculation aims to replace a percentage of the worker's previous earnings. California caps unemployment benefits at a maximum weekly amount. In Santa Cruz County, recipients can collect unemployment benefits for up to 26 weeks, though state or federal guidelines may extend benefits during economic downturns.

Appealing an Unemployment Decision

If the Watsonville Career Center denies an application for unemployment benefits, workers can appeal the decision. The Watsonville Unemployment Office offers an appeals process, which may include interviews and hearings. For information on how to appeal a decision, including denied benefits, job search decision, or job training requirements, contact the main office.

California Unemployment

In California, the local Office of Unemployment Compensation, Unemployment Office, and Office of Unemployment Insurance work together to provide unemployment benefits. These offices work with the California Department of Labor to provide unemployment insurance and support for CA residents. In addition to contacting Watsonville Career Center, Watsonville residents can also reach out to the California Department of Labor for information about unemployment protections.

Contact the Watsonville Career Center

You may contact the Watsonville Career Center by calling 831-763-8700, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Watsonville Career Center, 18 West Beach Street, Watsonville, California, 95076.

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