Boost Your Business

Supporting local businesses with resources and tools is our priority. Our Business Services team makes it easy for you to gain access to these tools that support a strong workforce. Our goal is to connect businesses with qualified, motivated candidates through a comprehensive range of solutions, offered at no cost to employers.


Resources & Services

Hiring and Recruitment

Post a Job Button or Form? See job order form in email (could be better)

If you need to post a job, simply call, email or complete the Job Order Form and one of our Business Services staff will get your recruitment started. Once we have the information we need, we’ll create a job flier. We’ll share the posting with staff, partner agencies and key contacts. We’ll include your position in a weekly eblast and post on our Facebook page and Instagram. We’ll also post the job on our website via Northstatejobs.com and on our Hot Jobs Wall. Your Business Services Representative will check in with you to see how the recruitment is going.

Preparing to Hire

The best time to hire is after you’ve spent time preparing to hire. Our Business Services Staff will walk through the major elements of a solid hiring plan and can offer services and tools along the way. Taking these steps will leave you confident in the process and in your hiring decisions.


Preparing to Hire

Talent Recruitment & Outreach

Our Business Services Reps will work with you to explore strategies for finding the right talent. Have you considered promoting someone? Do you have a good trainer on staff that can develop talent? Is there a skill set that is similar to another industry? Are students graduating from programs with the skills you’re looking for? Meet with a Business Services Rep to start developing your plan.

Prescreening & Applicant Referral

For full time positions, staff is happy to meet with candidates to for a first or prescreen interview. Notes are captured based on questions related to the position and that feedback is shared with you. Staff is also meeting job seekers daily and making job suggestions. Those applicant referrals are also managed by your Business Services Reps.

Interview Facilities, Questions and Assistance

Job Training Center has several interview rooms and small conference rooms available for holding interviews and staff training. Staff is also happy to sit in and assist during interviews, providing another perspective. If you need interview questions, we’re happy to provide questions designed with your position in mind.

Applicant Testing
Confirm that your job applicant has the skills needed for your position. Job Training Center can test applicants utilizing specialized software in virtually every industry. Hundreds of skills and behavioral assessments are available as a resource to you.

Hiring Events

Job Training Center Hiring Events: Throughout the year, businesses will ask to host a hiring event on site. It can be for just a few hours or all day. We will market your event and staff will be available to assist. Ask a Business Services Rep if you are interested in hosting a Hiring Event.

Community Hiring Events & Job Fairs: The Job Training Center participates in several community hosted Hiring Events and Job Fairs each year and showcases open positions at those events. If you’d like to be notified about Community Hiring Events and Job Fairs, let a Business Services Rep know.


The Work Experience (WEX) Program is designed for businesses willing to mentor entry-level
employees between the ages of 18 and 24 that qualify for our Young Adult
Program. These young adults have had little to no previous work experience and
are looking to develop good working habits and attitudes while increasing their
self-confidence in a career pathway. This program covers 100% of Young Adults’
wages, for up to 320 hours or 8 weeks.

Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) promotes the hiring of individuals who qualify as
members of target groups who have faced barriers to employment. It provides a
federal tax credit incentive of up to $9,000 for employers who hire them. Per
the IRS, “On or before the day that an offer of employment is made, the
employer and the job applicant must complete Form 8850 (Pre-Screening Notice
and Certification Request for the Work Opportunity Credit). The employer has 28
calendar days from the new employee’s start date to submit Form 8850 to the
designated local agency located in the state in which the business is located
(where the employee works).” The California Employment Development Department
(EDD) is the WOTC certifying agency for our local employers.. Learn more at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/wotc.

Layoffs & Closures

On-site, Customized Services that Accommodate Work Schedules

Assistance with Transitions Associated with Job Loss

Resume and Interview Workshops, Career Counseling

Re-skilling, Skills Upgrading, and Job Training

Employee Training

Before You Hire: Consider On-the-Job Training (OJT)

If you’re ready to hire for a permanent, full time position making at least $17 per hour, consider On-the-Job Training (OJT). Learning on the job is a highly effective way to enter a career, and is a win-win for the business and the job seeker.

With an OJT, we recruit candidates who are a good fit and you select and hire your new employee. You agree to strengthen their skills on the job, and we agree to reimburse you 50% of their wages during the training period which can last from several weeks to several months. 

As an added bonus, we develop a clear training plan based on your job description which you can use again and again. And you have coaching staff to support any issues that may arise along the way. 

Training Plan Development Services


Connecting to Local Training Programs

Labor Market Information

Labor Market Reports

Workforce Demographics

Labor Market and Economic Development Resources


Ready to post a job?

By posting here, employers will reach candidates through a diverse outreach process that includes advertising in NorthstateJobs, CalJobs, AFWD Career Centers and our weekly Hot Jobs. Business Service Representatives can also refer candidates from our extensive applicant pool.

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