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 Center 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.

Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs)
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 Relations (DIR)
Employers can access trained and experienced workers in a specific set of occupations through the DIR Division of Apprenticeship Standards.

Career GPS
Employers can 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 receive 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.

Sacramento State Center for Small Business (CSB)
Small Businesses and non-profits can request free technical management assistance from the Sacramento State CSB in areas such as marketing/sales, accounting , financial management, information systems, production and operating systems management, and business plans.

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.