Mono County Workforce Services administers State and Federal funded programs which combine wage-paid work, job skills training, and supportive services to help individuals succeed in the workforce. A portion of worker's wages are subsidized through these programs for a limited period of time, offering employers the opportunity to build capacity and employ a new worker with little risk:
- Job Skills Placement
- On-the-Job Training
- Subsidized Employment
These programs help small businesses and non-profits find and employ qualified workers at a reduced cost to increase capacity and productivity.
Job Skills Placement
Places program participants in work assignments with a public, private, or non-profit agency. This program provides staff at no-cost to you while participants gain valuable work skills and work history to increase their future career opportunities. Placements may last up to 12 months. Work hours and duration of service are determined by each participant’s situation and employment plan.
On-the-Job Training Program
This program allows businesses to hire qualified employees and recieve reimbursement for a portion of that employee's wages during the training agreement period, equivalent to the training costs.
You decide who to hire, then train your employee to perform their job according to your specifications.
During the training agreement period, we will reimburse you 50% of each new employee's hourly wages. The training period may vary according to the complexity of the job and the skills of the trainee. The length of the training period may range from 140 to 480 hours.
We make it easy for you to hire the people you need. Our representatives will gather the paperwork, prepare a contract from your job description, and get your approval so your new trainee can begin work.
Subsidized Employment Program
This program aims to place Welfare to Work (WTW) participatns in subsidized employment positions with private and public sector businesses, allowing participants to gain valuable work experinec, recent work references, and eventual unsubsidized employment and self-sufficiency.
The wage subsidy is 100% reimbursement during the first six months of subsidized employment. If any extensions beyond six months are granted, the wage subsidy is 50%. This payment structure incentivizes a quick and effective hiring process for WTW participants.
Testing & Interviewing Facilities
Comfortable conference, presentation, interview, orientation and meeting space is available for employers. Due to the ongoing pandemic, access to these facilities may be limited.
Other Employer Resources
Accessing and entering information into CalJOBS allows employers to access to a wide range of skilled applicants. By listing openings on CalJOBS
, employers gain access to a large pool of applicants in Mono County.
Tax credits are available to employers who hire certain qualified candidates. Find out how to qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Click Here
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain targeted groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
Employment by Industry, demographics, wages and other labor market information is available on this Employment Development Department site.
Internet Resources for Business
Employers’ Training Resource
Workforce Investment Board
Kern, Inyo and Mono County WIB
HR News Online
Society for Human Resource Management’s useful site for information on HR issues
California Chamber of Commerce
Information about business survival, legislative issues, local chambers and business links
Small Business Administration
Insight on starting, financing or expanding a business, including helpful links to other business sites