If you own a business and you haven't heard the words "job skills placement," "on-the-job training," or "subsidized employment," you'll probably be interested to know that these effective employment solutions could help save you time and money.
Mono County Workforce Services administers these State and Federal funded programs which combine wage-paid work, job skills training, and supportive services to help individuals succeed in the workforce.
Workforce Service workers have part of their wages subsidized through these programs for a limited period of time. This offers employers a chance to build capacity and try out a new worker with little risk.
This model helps small businesses and non-profits that can't afford to add staff find 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. Participants gain valuable work skills and work history to increase their future career opportunities. Placement 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
Assists employers with the costs of hiring and training new employees. The program offers financial reimbursement of 50% of the employee’s wages during the training period.
Training periods can range from weeks to months but may not exceed 6 months. The County will determine the training period based on the employee’s current skills and experience and the complexity of the job.
Subsidized Employment Program
Reimburses employers up to $10,500 over 6 months for hiring eligible participants. 100% wage reimbursement is available for the first 30 days, up to $3,000. The remaining 5 months wages are reimbursed at a flat rate not to exceed actual wages.
Testing & Interviewing Facilities
Comfortable conference, presentation, interview, orientation and meeting space is available for employers. Due to COVID-19, access to this may be put on hold temporarily.
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