Hire Workers

The Oakland Workforce Development Board (OWDB) sits in the hub of a diverse network of public, private, and nonprofit organizations that support the needs of businesses and workers alike. The OWDB and its partners offer an array of low and no-cost services to help businesses maximize their competitiveness and improve the capacity, productivity, and performance of their workforce – and more.

Free Assistance

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

OWDB On-the-Job Training Policy

On-the-Job Training

The WDB offers On-the-Job Training (OJT). OJT assists employers with the cost of hiring and training new employees. OJT enables employers to hire new employees 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

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