Employment Development Department offers free business resources

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(CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif.) The Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board is offering free resources to help businesses and employers adjust to the changing work landscape.

In partnership with the California Employment Development Department, the Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board is providing several services to help employers reopen businesses and hire employees.

The Work Sharing Program, sponsored by the state and supported by local officials, provides employers a temporary alternative to layoffs. Under the program, employees who have been laid off can still qualify for unemployment benefits while still working reduced hours at their job. This can help employers avoid the additional costs of hiring and training new employees.

This program can also help employers bring employees back to work under reduced hours due to pandemic-related strain.

CalJobs is another helpful resource for employers adjusting to the pandemic work landscape. You can use the free exchange system to review similar jobs in the area and see a large pool of qualified job seekers. CalJobs also allows employers to post unlimited job openings and use a 24-hour virtual recruiter to find qualified candidates. This helpful resources also allows employers to contact potential candidates.

Additionally, the Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board offers several employment services like America's Job Center of California (AJCC) which helps employers by providing focused recruitment campaigns for your business, providing facilities and scheduling services to screen applicants, providing resume screening for employers and assists with job fairs.

For more information about the partnership between Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board and California's Employment Development Department, click here.

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