Surviving the Economic Fallout of the Covid-19 Crisis with Lance Iunker

Surviving the Economic Fallout of the Covid-19 Crisis with Lance Iunker

Greg McIntyre is a former professional fighter and Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. He's also an Instructor at Victory MMA and Fitness in San Diego, CA.

The economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak is going to far outweigh the toll from the virus. Thousands are being laid off and furloughed from work, and it does not look like this is going to stop anytime soon.

Still, there are companies hiring right now and there are organizations looking to offer their assistance to veterans and their families.

I invited Lance Iunker, combat veteran and a LINC with CalVet to come on and talk about the jobs and resources available.

Here is a list, that I will keep running, of places that are hiring and resources you can take advantage of.

About Lance

Lance Iunker Calvet Linc

Lance Iunker is currently the San Diego County Local Interagency Network Coordinator for the California Department of Veteran Affairs (CalVet). Lance was wounded in Iraq in 2007 while serving with the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, NC. After being medically retired he became a contractor training soldiers across the country. After earning his degree in Political Science, Lance lead a research initiative looking at the efficacy of Neurofeedback therapy in Veterans with PTSD at the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy. He worked in the nonprofit sector for nearly a decade helping veterans before joining CalVet in 2018. Lance is also a musician, owns a small business, and is a Senior Ambassador for Operation Surf. Feel free to reach out to him at for additional information and resources.


The PenFed Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Programwas created to provide financial assistance to all Veterans, active military service members, and
those currently serving in the Reserves and the National Guard who are experiencing a financial setback due to the negative economic effects of the
COVID-19 pandemic. The grant amount will support 1 month of payment up to $1500 in the following areas:

-Auto Loan/Lease
-Utilities (Electric, Water, Heat)
*All checks will be sent directly to the creditor or landlord after the grant is approved. The Foundation can only support one emergency financial request per household.

Link to Apply:

What You’ll Need:
-DD214 or LES
-A bill or statement for the requested expense
-An explanation of how the financial setback is related to the COVID-19 pandemic (for example, loss of job due to quarantine and/or public health policies)

Eligibility Requirements:
To be eligible for this program you must be in one of the following

-A Veteran that has been honorably discharged
-A current active-duty service member
-Currently active in the Reserves
-Currently active in the National Guard

Services for Active Duty and Recently Separated in SoCAL: STEP (Support The Enlisted Project)

  • E1-E6 Active Duty or Veteran Honorably discharged within the last 18 months
  • Currently live in San Diego, San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, Kern or Imperial County, California
  • Have a documented imminent (pending) loss of a critical basic need

JOB OPS: Six Maritime, Inc. San Diego CA:

Moving forward, our security positions require a minimum of a California BSIS Guard card and some positions require California BSIS Weapons endorsement. The State of California has a great program that is available to all veterans called “Veterans Come First”.  This program allows the application process to be quicker than the normal process, with support and contacts for our veterans so they may follow up on the status of their application.

Please contact me directly so we may further discuss the opportunities for your veterans’ here in San Diego with Six Maritime.  —
Jeff FlanniganRegional Operations(619)

Nationwide:Census is still hiring veterans HERE Amazon job opportunities can be found here Walmart If you want to apply click here. Kroger CVS Health 50,000 new hires right now:

“The ever-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 has left many in our communities without work, and we hope to help. In a time riddled with uncertainty, CVS Health is accelerating a plan to fill more than 50,000 open full-time and part-time positions across the country

We are currently working to adapt our hiring practices in order to expedite the on-boarding and orientation process, and will be sure to keep you well-informed as we learn more.

Here is the link to our accelerated positions CVS Health Accelerated Hiring.  Candidates should apply directly to the positions through the link provided.


Teledyne Controls

Citizens Business Bank



Enterprise Holdings/Enterprise

Hawker Pacific Aerospace – Sun Valley, CA. USA

Office Depot Office Max


Signature Flight Support

Valero Energy Corporation


The Department of Justice (DOJ)

Jacobs Engineering

CBS Corporation

Kellstrom Defense

The Marvin Group

The Cheesecake Factory

The Solís Group

Ameriflight, LLC



Duncan Aviation



Lockheed Martin

Northrop Grumman –

Wells Fargo –  Nationwide USA

Resources for Small Businesses:

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Businesses can apply here. More small business resources and loan guidance related to COVID-19 can be found on the SBS website here.

Tip: Before applying for any disaster capital (from local, state, or federal funds), make sure your 2019 and prior year financial statements are in order. Then using that information and what we know today, do the best to forecast the impact the COVID-19 public health emergency will have on your sales.

Be sure to check your Business Interruption Insurance policy. This is a common part of your general commercial insurance. In particular, for the food and beverage industry, a government-mandated closure most likely will trigger the insurance.

Additionally, the State Treasurer’s Office has published this list of Federal, State, Local, Private, and Non-profit resources available to small businesses.