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13 February

WIOA Federal Register

Federal Register WIOA Federal Register WIOA Federal Register Uniform Guidance and Cost Principles   What is WIOA?   WIOA is landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers […]

13 February

WDB Board Function, Local Plans & MOU

Local/Regional Plans & Reports Regional Plan 2021-2024 The Coastal Regional Planning Unit’s Four-Year Regional Plan 2021-2024 includes the San Benito County, Monterey County & Santa Cruz County, workforce development areas. This regional plan articulates the Coastal Region’s efforts to align education and training provider services with regional industry sector needs as required under the WIOA. […]

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 […]