Employers/Businesses Frequently Asked Questions
- As an employer, I interview many job seekers who do not have the basic skills to perform the duties related to the jobs I am offering. Are there training programs available through the Employment Development Department that prepare youth and unskilled adults for entry into the labor force?
Yes, EDD is a partner in the America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM (AJCC) development system that provides Workforce Investment Act job training and employment services to adults and youth.
The Employment Training Panel (ETP) is a business and labor supported State agency that assists employers in strengthening their competitive edge by providing funds to off-set the costs of job skills training necessary to maintain high-performance workplaces.
- As my business expands, I need to locate qualified employees. How can the Employment Development Department help me?
The EDD’s online job center, CalJOBSSM, is where employers can post job openings and search for qualified candidates. Job seekers can view job openings and contact you according to the instructions provided on the job listing. Employers can self-register or, if preferred, staff at an AJCC can assist with entering new job openings and recruitment for qualified workers.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
- Will I be able to receive a tax credit for hiring economically disadvantaged persons, high risk youth, or qualified summer youth?
Yes, under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program, an employer may receive a tax credit of up to $9,000 ($1,500 for summer youth) for each employee hired from a targeted group.