Workforce Development & Training

The Sacramento County Economic Development Department wants to make your business expansion or relocation easier. Our Workforce Development partners can assist or assume your employee recruitment and training efforts and will:

  • Analyze your human resource needs
  • Develop hiring criteria
  • Advertise for your employee recruitment
  • Screen applicants
  • Test and assess applicants
  • Provide training programs
  • Conduct new employee orientations 

Not only are these services free of charge, in many instances businesses are eligible for additional savings.

For more information, and assistance on workforce development, visit Sacramento Employment Training Agency (SETA)

Additional Resources and Partners​

Sacramento Works​ - ​The Sacramento Works Job C​enter and Training Center System​ provides resources and services to employers and job seekers in Sacramento County. Services, resources, workforce development sector strategies, training programs, and services to employers are provided by the staff of Workforce Development Department of the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, the Employment Development Department and over 40 community workforce development partners.​​​

California Employment Training Panel (ETP)​ - Certain types of businesses that face out-of-state competition or are expanding in or relocating to the state are eligible for ERP funds to offset the cost of job skills training for current and new employees. ETP also has an agreement with the California Energy Commission to utilize American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to offer targeted training for jobs related to energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy- check website for Clean Energy Workforce Training Program status.​​​

California Employment Development Department (EDD)​ - Employers can enter job listings, browse resumes and find qualified workers through EDD's CalJobs system and participate in work sharing programs that prorate unemployment insurance benefits to workers whose hours and wages are reduced. EDD also provides training subsidies and layoff transition assistance in partnership with One-Stop Career Centers.​​

Businesses can utilize the WIB-operated One-Stop Career Centers and business services for job posting and recruitment assistance, resources on operating a business and workplace laws, customized training programs, access to labor market data, downsizing / lay-off assistance, and information on various financial incentives. Many WIBs also provide special incentives for hiring youth (ages 16 to 21) such as tax credits, screening, and basic training.

California Department of Industrial Relation​s (DIR) - Employers can access trained and experienced workers in a specific set of occupations through the DIR Division of Apprenticeship Standards.

Career GPS​ - Employers c​an utilize the CareerGPS website to access information about regional education and training programs for specific occupations and analyze local labor market data and forecasts.​​​​​

​​California Small Business Development Centers (CBDC) - Existing small businesses and new entrepreneurs can rec​eive no-cost business consulting, management training, and technical assistance through the network of Northeastern California Small Business Development Centers. Service centers in the Sacramento Region are housed at the Los Rios Community College District, Sierra College, and the Yuba Community College District.

The Carlsen Center for Innovatio​n & Entrepreneurship - The Carlsen Center serves as a regional hub and platform for providing approachable and accessible entrepreneurial education, community and support to enable startup founders of all backgrounds to explore and launch their ​​​​​​businesses.

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education​ - ​​Employers can access resources through the UC Davis Extension to assist with educational needs assessment, instructional design, educational delivery (in person and online), custom training, facilitation, and program evaluation.

Universities, Colleges & Trade School

Sacramento State University - Sacramento State has nearly 31,000 students and was Ranked 5th Best in Undergraduate Teaching in the Western U.S by U.S. New & World Report in 2022. It is the sixth largest of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system. Each year, its eight colleges award over 8,300 degrees to students who pick from 76 undergraduate majors, 53 master's degrees and five doctoral degrees. In addition to their degree programs, the University offers 19 post-baccalaureate certificates and 20 credential programs. ​

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University of California, Davis - UC Davis is one of the nation's top public research universities. It offers 103 undergraduate majors and over 100 graduate programs in four globally respected colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Biological Sciences; Engineering; and Letters and Science. The 38,000-student, 5,300-acre main campus is a 20-minute drive from downtown Sacramento. In 2022, UC Davis was ranked third nationally in biological and agricultural engineering by U.S. News & World Report's “America's Best Graduate Schools.​​

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Los Rios Community College District - Los Rios Community College District is one of the nation's most respected learning institutions and the second largest community college district in California. Los Rios serves the greater Sacramento region with four comprehensive campuses and several outreach centers. Their colleges offer AA/AS degrees, certificates and transfer education opportunities in more than 70 career fields.

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