If you are looking for a job or an employer, this Redlands Chamber Member benefit impacts you!
The Chamber has partnered with San Bernardino County to offer a program that connects Members, serving as partner employers who have job openings, with a variety of qualified job seekers.
Other benefits include:
On-the-Job Training Funds/ Reimbursement wages
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Free job advertisements
In person/virtual meetings or webinars to review business resources
Access to industry job fairs and workshops
Screening resumes to match potential candidates for job postings, scheduling interviews
24-hour HR Hotline 877-282-3763
EQUUS Workforce Solutions is now a part of our Workforce Development Program at the Redlands Chamber!
You can use this program to fill vacant positions with candidates that want to work, and the services are at NO COST to you! EQUUS will pay the wages for these employees, up to 200 hours, for their work experience.
So, how does it work?
EQUUS will refer candidates 18-24 that have completed their program requirements and are ready to work. or are seeking employment.
Your company interviews candidates to see who would be a good fit to fill your position.
EQUUS will take care of any onboarding paperwork, pay the employees wages, and will hold 100% liability for them.
This is an efficient and cost-saving program for our members who are looking to fill positions, and quickly.
Best of all, you have a great candidate to hire directly at the end of their work experience, if you choose to keep them on. Please note: there’s NO requirement to do that. This could also serve as summer or seasonal help at your business.
For more information, please contact our Business Development specialist, Mayra Espinoza, at (909) 793-2546 or email@example.com.
What are the benefits for job seekers?
Getting involved with EQUUS programs
General job preparation
Opportunities to volunteer
Part-time, full-time, temporary, seasonal jobs
These opportunities are given to homeless, veteran, disabled, and justice involved youth across the Inland Empire.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
The WIOA program is design to help all job seekers including youth/students, veterans, people with disabilities, migrant, and seasonal farmers, Justice-Involved individuals, underemployed or unemployed, hard to place individuals, and even those with barriers getting back into the Workforce.
This program provides range of no-cost employment and training services offered in partnership with State and local agencies and organizations through the America’s Job Center of CA (AJCC).
What does WIOA Provide?
Services for Job Seekers
Designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and supportive services to succeed in the labor market.
Benefits for Businesses
Job search, placement assistance, and success to labor market employment trends and statistics.
It matches employers with skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.
Provides opportunity to upgrade specific skills through education and training.
What is On-the-Job Training?
Businesses qualify for 50% of wages reimbursement for new hires or employees who will be promoting needing additional training, if the job seeker has been WIOA approved and meet the following criteria:
Receive training through meaningful work
Are hire or promoted
Earn a minimum of $15 per hour
Work at least 32 hours per week
Also, businesses who hire individuals who are currently receiving EDD Unemployment Insurance Benefits because they have been laid off due to downsizing or business closure qualify for 90% of wage reimbursement if the job seeker has been WIOA approved and meet the same above criteria.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Under this program, an employer can receive a tax credit of up to $9,000 ($1,500 for summer youth) for each employee permanently hired for 6 months or more from an identified targeted group.
Benefits for Businesses
Labor Market Information
Training and Education
Process Improvement Consulting
Free Advertisement of Job Opportunities through CalJOBS
Facilities Available for Recruitment
Human Resources Hotline 1-877-282-3763
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Even more reasons to join!
Overall savings, minimum of 50% for up to 480 hours equivalent to 3 months netting businesses approximately $3,600 in savings.
On-the-job-training allows business to save on the costs to hire and train new employees. During the training period, employees become more efficient, and the business receives a reimbursement for training New and in-Demand skills.
Unlimited use free HR Hotline.
How do I join?
Step 1: We need to get your organization enrolled in CalJOBS. This is a one-time process, and will not be required every time you are looking to hire. We also have a dedicated specialist to assist you, but we need the following to get you qualified:
Copy of the Business License
Copy of the Business Accord 25 (Worker’s Compensation & Liability Certificate)
Vendor Direct Deposit Form
Step 2: Once enrolled and you’re ready to hire, we will need a job description, pay rate, and training plans for 3 months. If there are different shifts or requirements, such as special licenses or certificates needed, you will need to provide that as well. Whether you hire your own, or let us help find you an employee, the final decision is yours as to who you want to employ. The only requirement is that the Chamber needs to be involved before you have the new employee sign their offer. This program also applies to internal job promotions.
The [Workforce Development] OJT program has been nothing short of amazing. From the moment we heard about the program, to the time we received our first “payroll reimbursement check”, the process could not have been easier. When I first saw the amount of steps I had to go through to get signed up, I thought, “Sounds great, probably won’t spend the time doing it.” I can honestly say, the process took me no more than 30 minutes to an hour. Eric Rivas, with the county of San Bernardino, handled everything and was very diligent in helping me. I could not be more excited to have found a program that looks out for small businesses instead of punishing them. the reality of a small business owner is that we need all of the help we can get and the OJT training program has been a huge help to Junk Dawgs.
Being part of several Chambers throughout the Inland Empire, I am able to see which organization truly cares about their community and which organization is there for their own agenda. It is a pleasure to be a part of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce. The opportunities as a business owner to network, connect, and learn are outstanding and have made a significant impact on our business. Evan and Mayra have gone above and beyond for our business and we will continue to go above and beyond for our community. Every time we meet and greet with our community and Chamber, we get the feeling that what we are doing is bigger than us; it is about community.