two men standing and smilingHiring

Hiring new talent in San Diego costs time and money—let us improve and simplify the process, freeing you up to get back to running your business.

Diverse hiring isn’t trendy, it’s a business imperative. A workforce that matches the diversity of your customers increases performance, productivity and innovation. We connect you to a candidate pool with varied backgrounds and untapped talent. 

We have created a system to analyze your hiring needs and provide you with skilled and qualified talent through a referral process that fits your busy schedule. If you’re finding it difficult to hire in this economy, we are here to show you how to use strategies like skills based job descriptions and non-traditional training programs to attract new hires.

January is our busiest hiring season; during this time we have a large amount of positions we are trying to fill. Utilizing the job marketing and advertising that the business services department offers becomes increasingly important when we have to fill hundreds of positions at once.

–Robin Majors, Petco Park

Help me hire

woman smiling while sitting and talking to another womanHuman Resources Support

For most businesses, your people are by far your most important resource. Good HR practices keep employees happy, and you protected from costly mistakes.

But not every business can justify an in-house or contracted human resources team. Our human resources support services help bridge that gap.

We work with a network of HR professionals prepared to assist with matters ranging from a quick payroll question to bringing you up to date on current changes in HR laws. Give them a call when your next HR question comes up. Be sure to check out our free HR workshops on our events calendar under “Employer Events.”

In addition, our team provides or directs businesses like yours to human resource services at any stage of your business—hiring, retaining or downsizing.

Whenever I have a question, the [HR Helpline operators] are always more than willing to help. They are so kind, understanding, and pleasant to work with. I don’t ever feel hesitant to reach out. In addition to verbal assistance, whenever possible, they provide articles, templates and follow up emails to check in to ensure I do not need anything further.

–Antoinette Bryant, Staff Benefits Management & Administrators

I want HR support

woman and man working on carTraining and Upskilling

A more skilled workforce is a win for you, your employees and your customers, translating into better customer service. higher retention and increased revenue.

By collaborating with the Workforce Partnership to train and upskill your employees, you are investing in the future of your business and strengthening the San Diego County economy.

Depending on available funding, we can help by subsidizing training costs, providing access to remote learning, or including your business in one of our upskilling pilot projects—we find the solution that best suits your needs.

It can be daunting trying to create the structure, trying to find the time and the effort to do a lot of these things, but at the end of the day it really is an investment in your team and in the business,” says Pierson. “It’s one of those things where the dividends from that are there—from employee retention to overall wellness and happiness to excitement for the business. We’ve definitely seeing a great return on all of these.

–Alex Pierson, Amplified Aleworks

My workforce needs training

close up of young mans face looking into camera and similingWage Subsidies

Finding the right candidates can be tough—we make it easy to try new talent with subsidized wages. We offer a variety of wage subsidy programs to help San Diego County businesses like yours expand, while pulling more prospective workers into the labor force.

Depending on the availability of funding, we can subsidize the wages of new hires for up to 6 months! In exchange, you will provide an environment for workers to build skills and gain experience. With this model your business can find qualified talent at a reduced cost to build capacity and try out a new worker with little risk.

Our partnership has been a win-win from the start. Truly a blessing! We face in the same direction, toward common goals to enhance the lives of those we serve and touch. Through strong collaboration and friendship, we continue to make a huge difference in the client’s quality of life.

–Hannah Schultz, Accent Care

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