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13 February

WDB Board Function and Local Plan

Regional Plan: North Central Coast Regional Plan-Final Local Plan: WDB Local Plan Final 04.27.21 20 CFR § 679.370 What are the functions of the Local Workforce Development Board? As provided in WIOA sec. 107(d), the Local WDB must: (a) Develop and submit a 4-year local plan for the local area, in partnership with the chief […]

30 January

Work Experience

Work Experience Program The Work Experience Program is designed to assist eligible participants by teaching and encouraging the development of self-reliant life skills and professional work ethic. All participants will receive employment readiness training, and are then placed with an employer of their preference for 600 hours of training. Work experience is a planned, structured learning […]

25 January

Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE)

What is Expanded Subsidized Employment? Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE) helps reduce the costs associated with identifying, hiring and on-boarding employees. ESE reimburses companies up to 100 percent of the wages of a new hire in the first 180 days of employment. Subsidized Employment is a two tier program that includes expanded work experience and subsidized employment […]

25 January

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a “hire first” program in which the employer enters into an agreement with the San Benito County America’s Job Center of California to hire, train and retain the individual upon successful completion of the training program. Through this program, businesses may be reimbursed for up to 50% of the new employee’s […]

24 January


What is a WARN? A WARN is a layoff notice from an employer. These notices provide protection to employees, their families and their communities by requiring 60 days’ notice of layoffs or plant closings, giving employees time to look for other work, file for unemployment or take care of other items that could be affected […]

23 January

Youth Employment Services

How do I get started? Come in for a group orientation and get a thorough understanding of what we have to offer including incentives, paid work experience and job placement.   Eligibility Requirements Youth Services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in San Benito County are available for youth out-of-school. Eligibility requirements are as […]

23 January

Retraining Services – Dislocated Worker

On-the-Job Training (OJT) On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a program in which individuals are trained at the job site under the guidance and supervision of participating employers. In turn, those employers qualify for reimbursement of up to 50% of eligible employee wages while the employees are in training for up to 600 hours. Employers may contract […]

23 January

Rapid Response Services

Paul Sancya / The Associated Press Transitioning through a difficult time By inviting the Rapid Response Unit to meet with affected workers prior to the layoff, employees are able to access programs and services quickly, which assists them as they transition through that difficult time. Early intervention plays an important role in dislocated worker programs. […]