Riverside County Joint Information Center

(951) 955-5087

Jobseekers may apply for workforce assistance programs

County residents who lost employment because of the coronavirus epidemic may receive up to $800 in job loss benefits thanks to a $252,000 state grant received by the Riverside County Workforce Development Division.

Eligible jobseekers will be eligible for up to $800 in financial support for:

  • Housing assistance
  • Utility assistance
  • Telework equipment and internet access
  • Childcare assistance
  • Transportation assistance

Jobseekers who suffered a permanent job loss due to economic impacts of COVID-19 will be prioritized for assistance.

In addition to supportive services, jobseekers enrolled in the program will receive comprehensive workforce services which include: career coaching, paid training, on the job training and job placement. Services are offered in a variety of formats such as internet, email and telephone to facilitate remote access.

For more information on the supportive service program, please call 951-955-9742 or contact us via email at workforcehelp@rivco.org.


We are participating with all local chambers, CVEP and CVB on data collection. Please help us bu completing this and we will also share the results once available.

Please complete survey here today!

NEW Restaurant Program:

This new program hires local restaurants to help feed seniors in need. Please read the attached! Register your restaurant here: www.rcaging.org

Directions: Under the COVID-19 tab, in the top-right of the navigation bar, they will find the Restaurants Deliver webpage in the dropdown. From there, they can fill out the interest form and submit it to be contacted within 2 business days with next steps in the vendorization process.

Send us your Mother’s Day Special to Membership@RanchoMirage.org

MUST Include the information below in email (not an ad or photo or menu. I have to copy and past the specials into a word doc and load to our website for press releases and social media sharing)

  1. Short description of what the special is
  2. How to contact you
  3. Any deadlines or other info

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2020 Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Executive Board:

Ken Wheat – Chairman of the Board, ​Eisenhower Health

Matt Johnson, Chair Elect – Johnson Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

Todd Flood – Treasurer, Maracas Mexican Cantina & Grill

Nate Lewis, Secretary, Renova Energy

Virginia Nelson – Immediate Past Chairman, Edward Jones Investments

Board Members:

Roxanne Bauer, Bennion Deville Homes

Greg Clifford, Audi Rancho Mirage

Luz Gonzalez, Bank of Southern California

Christopher Kapatais, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

Jim Murdock, Pirch

Eric Ornelas, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands

Tom Scaramellino, Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

Jack Srebnik, Mexican Cantina & Grill & The Slice NY Style Pizzeria & Ristorante

2020 Ambassadors & Business Liaison Team

Heather Adams, Gravity Defyer

Christy Austin, Movement Mortgage

Terri Bona, Family YMCA of the Desert

Mark Brady, Encycloweb Photography

Carol Gill, Resident

Rick Heagle, Cruise Planners

Kaleigh Hicks, AVSU

Steve Hill, CREATE Center for the Arts

Linda Johnson, Western Pacific Roofing

Rose Johnson, Montez, Landscaping

Neil Lau, Luna Ink

Nanci Mavar, Mission Realty

Aristotle McDaniel, Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce

Nicole Mendoza, PlanIt Print Works

Shonna Perry, Desert Health Coach

Mike Renner, WAC Solution Partners

Monique B. Zinser, Resident