The Workforce Development Board's service provider gives free help to local employers. They can help with:

•Recruitment Assistance including Job Fairs

•Assistance for staff layoffs including State compliance requirements

•Connecting businesses with qualified job candidates to fill your hiring needs

•List your job openings

The WDB offers On-the-Job Training (OJT). OJT assists employers with the cost of hiring and training new employees. It is funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and administered through the WDB Business Engagement and Services Provider, KRA. OJT enables employers to hire new employee and train them at their place of business while being reimbursed at a percentage of the new employees' wages during training.

As an employer, you understand the cost of hiring and training new employees. OJT helps employers by:

•Reducing the cost of hiring and training

•Providing pre-screened applicants for your position(s)

•You decide who to hire

•Assistance in designing a training plan that meets your needs

Please contact the Oakland Workforce Development Board for your Business Service needs.

Tamara Walker

Program Analyst II

City of Oakland

Economic and Workforce Development Department

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3315

Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 238-3630