Business Services

Business Services

Businesses in Monterey County, from large manufacturers to small and micro-sized businesses, are planning new hires, hoping to expand, and looking to promote current staff, recognizing that success in business begins with finding and training the right employees.

Monterey County businesses can also be affected by a weak economy and need to downsize their workforce. Whether the economy is weak or strong, the Monterey County Workforce Development Board offers no-cost business services from recruitments and HR guidance to assist employees affected by layoffs.

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job boards

Job Boards

Employers can post jobs directly through the CalJOBS online system at no cost, or Business Services staff can assist you to find the right candidates that meet your business needs.

customized recruitments

Customized Recruitments

Workforce Development Board hosts career fairs, recruitment events, and other customized recruitments to specific industries or businesses where employers can meet candidates face-to-face.

hr support

HR Support

Assists employers by prescreening job applicants, providing access to labor market information, assists with job descriptions, job postings, and assists with referrals to other partner services.

rapid response

Rapid Response 

(Layoff Assistance or Aversion)

Assists employers and workers affected by anticipated or scheduled layoffs, business closures, and natural or other disasters. Services include on-site sessions where employees learn about unemployment benefits, job search techniques, training opportunities, and reemployment.

OJT

On-The-Job Training

Assists employers to help compensate for the costs associated with skills upgrade training and loss of production for newly hired employees. OJT’s can assist employers who are looking to expand their businesses and who need additional staff trained with specialized skills. Can provide reimbursements (up to 50%).

job and career fairs

Job & Career Fairs

Workforce Development Board hosts career fairs, recruitment events, and other customized recruitments to specific industries or businesses where employers can meet candidates face-to-face.

training grants

Training Grants (IWT)

Assists employers with upgrading the skill levels of current employees to enable businesses to remain competitive. Our Business Services team can assist employers to fund training programs with certified trainers.

small business

Small Business Resources & Referrals

Provides information on starting a business, applying for a business license, applying for loans and funding, and access to community organizations that support small businesses.

Contact Us!

To speak with a Business Services Representative, call (831) 796-3387 or 796-3341,
or email: BSR-Team@co.monterey.ca.us

Meet Your Business Services Team:
L to R: Jerry Hernandez, Korey Woo, Laura Kershner.

staff members

Downloadable Program/Service Flyers

business services pdf flyer
rapid response flyer
training grants flyer
OJT flyer
career services flyer
career services flyer

More Information

rapid response link

Rapid Response

OJT link

on-the-job training

small business link

small business resources

training grants link

training grants

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