Workforce Development

Workforce Development

Riverside County Workforce Development Center

951.955.3100

1325 Spruce Street

Riverside,CA92507

www.rivcoworkforce.com

Contact: Wendy Merlino, Business Services Representative

The Riverside County Workforce Development Center offers businesses a variety of employment and training services and incentives that will save your business time and money. The Workforce Development Center assists businesses and individuals with all facets of employee recruitment and training.

State of California Employment Development Department (EDD)

951.955.3100

1325 Spruce Street

Riverside,CA92507

www.edd.ca.gov

Contact: Lance Sayavong, Employment Specialist

The State of California’s EDD’s main focus is assisting with the various needs of small business employers. Programs available through the EDD that benefit small businesses include:

 

  • local/regional/state labor markets
  • electronic databases of job-ready applicants
  • seminars on current labor conditions
  • labor law
  • personnel issues
  • employment tax & payroll reporting requirements

Employer Services

951.955.3100

1325 Spruce Street

Riverside,CA92507

www.rivcoeda.org

• On-the-Job Training (OJT)

Contact: Diana Martinez at 951.955.8902

On-the-Job Training allows a business to hire and train a new employee in the basic skills necessary to perform the job while working in the job.  A business can receive up to 50% of the employee’s wages to help offset the cost of training and the loss of productivity.  Funds are not available for temporary or seasonal positions or jobs which are based on commission or piece work.

• Employment Training Panel Funds (ETP)

Contact: Wendy Merlino at 951.955.9742

A state funded program that allows manufacturing, distribution, logistics and transportation companies to implement a customized training program to upgrade the skills of their workforce at low to no cost.  ETP is here to assist you in making your employees and company more productive to meet global competition.  Funds are only available for full-time (minimum of 35 hours per week) employees and on the job a minimum of 90 days prior to the start of training.

• Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

Contact: Wendy Merlino at 951.955.9742

The Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit incentive that allows you to take a one-time tax credit for hiring an individual who meets certain criteria.  Currently, a business can earn up to $9,000 per qualified employee.

Business Services

951.955.3100

1325 Spruce Street

Riverside,CA92507

www.rivcoeda.org

• Business Analysis

Business Solutions Consultants will help you assess your business and workforce needs

• Business Resources and Referrals

A wide variety of resources and referrals to assist your business

• Recruitment Services

Assistance to find skilled, qualified candidates includes pre-screening, candidate assessment, and testing as well as posting job openings

• Hiring Incentive Programs

Assistance to help you offset the costs of training new employees or retraining your existing employees

• Outplacement Services

Resources and referrals for businesses and workers affected by a lay off or closure

• Labor Market Services

Access information about labor market trends, statistics, economic and demographic data

• Human Resource Info

Find information on HR-related topics, such as news, trends, employee policies, and problem resolution

• Government Resources

Find information on federal programs such as OSHA, Social Security, IRS, wage reporting, labor statistics and commerce

• Tax Incentives

Find out if you qualify for local, state or federal tax incentives; Welfare To Work, Work Opportunity Tax Credits, and Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (H.I.R.E.)