Resources for Employers
Are you having trouble finding quality employees? Below is a partial list of local resources that can help businesses recruit, hire, and train employees. For more information or customized assistance with your hiring plans, contact the City's Economic Development Division at 510-747-6890 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7th Annual Autumn Job Fair
The City of Alameda, Alameda Chamber of Commerce, and South Shore Shopping Center are co-sponsoring a Job Fair on Thursday, September 23, from 2:00pm to 4:30pm. This is an excellent opportunity to fill your staffing needs, whether it is full-time or part-time positions. The Job Fair, which will be at the South Shore Shopping Center, is open to a wide range of businesses, from retail and restaurants to technology-based companies. Over 30 employers have registered. Please contact Eric Fonstein at email@example.com for more information.
College of Alameda's One Stop Career Center
The Alameda One Stop Career Center, located at Alameda Community College, can help local businesses with training, prescreening and interviewing of applicants, and with referrals of only pre-qualified candidates. Businesses are able to access a variety of services, at no charge, specifically designed to increase their competitiveness and to grow their bottom line.
Alameda County Workforce Development Board
Through the Alameda County Workforce Development Board (ACWDB), businesses can connect with talented job seekers, receive no-cost training to increase worker productivity, and receive resources to avert layoffs. ACWDB offers:
- On-the-job training for employees
- Customized training
- Manufacturing cost reduction and training programs
- Employer-created curriculum at local colleges
State of California Programs
The State of California's CalJOBS offers employers recruitment and labor market services.
The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding for vocational training, where businesses determine their own training needs and how to provide the training.
The Employment Development Department (EDD) provides tax incentives and credits for hiring from certain targeted groups or making businesses accessible to persons with disabilities.