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A brief description of how the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Solano can help area businesses.

A brief description of how the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Solano can help area businesses.

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  • 1. Workforce Development Finding and Keeping Employees ---------------- How the WIB can help your business
  • 2.
    • The Workforce Investment Board of Solano County is a federally-funded non-profit established in 1999. Our mission is, “ Linking Employers with Employees .”
    We aim to serve Solano County businesses by providing various HR-based services. Through these efforts, we help companies save money that can be better used in business development and growth efforts. Workforce Investment Board Our Role in Solano County
  • 3.
    • Solano County is made up of a diverse population base with a wide range of education and skills. Its strategic location on the Hwy. 80 corridor gives county residents and businesses access to the entire Bay Area.
    • There is a perception that perhaps we don’t have enough “skilled” workers in Solano County, but that is just not true.
  • 4.
    • Solano County residents are more educated than the jobs available require. This means Solano businesses can create more higher-skilled jobs that will be filled by county residents, benefiting the entire county and keeping business local.
    • The main business benefit is in how these workers reinvest dollars into the local economy during the work week. More money spent locally means better living standards for all!
    Solano County Workers –Education Level Required for Occupations
  • 5.
    • Educated Solano County residents are having to commute farther and farther to find work that matches their educational level. Over 25% of all outbound commuters have at least a Bachelors-level degree.
    Solano County Workers –Education Level and Commute Flow
  • 6.
    • Almost 75,000 Solano County residents commute outside the county for work each day.
    • This takes resident dollars away from Solano County businesses as commuters must purchase needed goods and services elsewhere when working.
    Solano County Workers –Education Level and Commute Flow
  • 7.
    • You might be saying, “Well, that’s great! We have educated workers going to other counties. I’d like to hire someone and keep them here, but:
      • “ I don’t have enough business to justify hiring someone.”
      • “ I don’t have the funds available to recruit.”
      • “ I am doing everything I can just to keep the doors open.”
      • “ I’ve already downsized as far as I can. The next step is closing the doors.”
    The Workforce Investment Board’s Role in Solano County Workforce Development The Workforce Investment Board of Solano County can help!
  • 8. The Workforce Investment Board’s Role in Solano County Workforce Development
    • How the WIB helps Employers:
    • Grow the job applicant pool
    • Post jobs in the One-Stop Centers
      • We share our facilities with the California E.D.D., where all unemployed workers eventually visit
      • We have access to the majority of local job seekers
    • Publish jobs on CalJOBS
      • All unemployed workers receiving benefits must register on CalJOBS or lose those benefits
      • Job listings are seen throughout California
    • Push jobs out over SEEN
      • SEEN – Solano E-mail Employment Network
      • Over 200 service organizations
        • Located from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa, San Francisco to Sacramento
  • 9. The Workforce Investment Board’s Role in Solano County Workforce Development How the WIB helps Employers: Underwrites the cost of employment There are two programs that directly affect the “cost of employment” each business experiences when hiring a new employee – the Youth Program and OJT (On-the-job training).
    • The Year-round Youth Program:
    • Program candidates are 16-21 years old (focused on 18-21)
    • Youth Program candidate functions as WIB employee
      • No cost of employment (we pay the wages)
      • No need for Workman’s Comp Insurance (we cover them)
    • There are some restrictions, including total hours worked and time of day/day of week scheduled. Talk to your Business Services Rep for more information.
  • 10. The Workforce Investment Board’s Role in Solano County Workforce Development How the WIB helps Employers: Underwrites the cost of employment
    • On-the-job Training Program (OJT)
      • - WIB clients in an OJT program:
        • Are employed by the company
        • Have a structured training period
        • End goal: Long-term employment!
      • - For employers, the OJT program:
        • Pays up to 50% of the employee’s salary during OJT
        • Allows employer to put OJT candidate through normal company hiring procedures
  • 11. The Workforce Investment Board’s Role in Solano County Workforce Development
    • How the WIB helps Employers:
    • Recruiting
    • Provide facilities to aid in different approaches to recruiting:
      • Direct Recruiting
        • On-the-spot recruiting
        • One-on-one or group interviews
        • Company orientation
      • Career Fair
        • Over 70 employers and over 2,000 job seekers
        • Held twice per year
      • Hiring Events
        • 5-10 employers
        • Quicker events with more focus on the job seeker
  • 12.
    • How the WIB helps Employers:
    • Loss-Aversion and Rapid Response
    • Loss-Aversion is a service to help businesses stay healthy
      • Analyze current business practices in order to identify company’s weaknesses
      • Counsel company on steps needed to correct destructive business behavior
      • End goal: To keep everyone employed!
    • Rapid Response is a service to help businesses that are downsizing or closing
      • Provide counseling to employees affected by a change in employment status
      • Provide knowledge of how employees can apply for unemployment, enroll with the WIB, and get other services necessary to addressing their needs
      • End goal: To give soon-to-be-unemployed workers direction!
    The Workforce Investment Board’s Role in Solano County Workforce Development
  • 13.
    • How the WIB helps Employers:
    • Tax Credit Information
    • One way employers can off-set the cost of hiring is through tax credits offered to companies that hire from certain sub-groups.
    • WOTC – The Work Opportunity Tax Credit
      • This tax credit provides tax credits of up to $9,000 to employers hiring from targeted employee groups:
        • Qualified recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).
        • Qualified veterans receiving Food Stamps or qualified veterans with a service connected disability who:
        • Have a hiring date which is not more than one year after having been discharged or released from active duty OR
        • Have aggregate periods of unemployment during the one year period ending on the hiring date that equal or exceed six months.
        • Ex-felons hired no later than one year after conviction or release from prison.
        • Designated Community Resident – an individual who has attained ages 18 but not 40 on the hiring date who reside in an Empowerment Zone, Renewal Community, or Rural Renewal County.
        • Vocational rehabilitation referrals, including Ticket Holders with an individual work plan developed and implemented by an Employment Network.
        • Qualified summer youth ages 16 through 17 who reside in an Empowerment Zone, Enterprise Community, or Renewal Community.
        • Qualified Food Stamp recipients ages 18 but not 40 on the hiring date.
        • Qualified recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
        • Long-term family assistance recipients.
    • (information obtained on the California EDD website at: http://www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_Training/WOTC_Employer_Guide.htm#TargetGroups
    The Workforce Investment Board’s Role in Solano County Workforce Development
  • 14.
    • How the WIB helps Employers:
    • Contract Bidding Preference
    • Another way employers can off-set the cost of business is through bidding preferences given to employers located in certain areas.
    • LAMBRA – The Local Area Military Base Recovery Act
      • This act provides a bidding preference of 1 – 9% for employers bidding on specified state contracts. Employers focused on targeted employee groups for employers located on Mare Island.
        • The LAMBRA Act provides for two bidding preferences: Worksite and Workforce.
        • Worksite Preference: LAMBRA provides a 5 percent bidding preference on state solicitations for goods and services valued at more than $100,000 if the worksite is located in a LAMBRA as designated by the State Trade and Commerce Agency. 
        • LAMBRA allows state contracting officials to award the bid worksite preference when 50% of the labor hours required to perform a contract for goods, or 90% of the labor hours required to perform a contract for services is performed at the approved worksites.
        • Workforce Preference: Companies qualifying for the 5% worksite preference may request an additional 1% - 4% workforce preference by certifying to hire a specified percent of the contract workforce employees from those designated as LAMBRA qualified individuals (See Assembly Bill 3: Chapter 1012, 9/30/1998).
        • To request workforce preference, the bidder must first identify an eligible worksite.
        • LAMBRA bid preferences do not apply to contracts in which the worksite is fixed.
    • (information obtained from the State of California website at: http://www.pd.dgs.ca.gov/edip/lambra.htm
    The Workforce Investment Board’s Role in Solano County Workforce Development