Business Services

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COVID-19 Update to Alameda County Businesses and Employers

The Alameda County Workforce Development Board is here to help point businesses in the right direction in mitigating impacts to local businesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Please learn about all of the resources avaliable to assist local businesses by visiting our  Business COVID-19 resources.

(NEW) We have partnered to bring businesses and employers a FREE hotline to answer some of your most pressing questions about hiring, paid leave, COVID-19 issues and much more! See flyer for details to get answers to your questions today!


Our Business Services Unit (BSU) can help promote your job openings and provide linkages to a network of providers to find talent, free of charge! We help you strengthen and diversify your business by connecting with target populations, such as those with disabilities or justice-involved individuals. Learn more about this untapped talent pool to find reliable yet under-utilized talent. And if you need resources to train or retain your workforce, our Customized/Incumbent Worker Training and On-the-Job Training (OJT) programs can support in developing the skilled employees you need.

Learn more about Customized/Incumbent Worker Training and other business services provided by BSU by contacting Samantha Miller at (510) 259-3832.

Learn more about the OJT program by contacting Javier Contreras at (510) 259-3831.

Employers may also visit the Alameda County Employer Guide to learn about more resources across the County.

Business Services Unit Staff 
Three Business Services Board Staff members smiling under a tree
Pictured from left to right (Carmelo San Mames, Samantha Miller, Javier Contreras)

Workforce Hiring and Training

Our Business Services Unit (BSU) can promote your job openings and provide linkages to a network of providers to find talent, free of charge! People with disabilities are huge assets to any workplace but are often an untapped job seeker pool. Learn how to find untapped talent. We’ll also help to connect you to other resources, such as our Customized/Incumbent Worker Training program and On-the-Job Training (OJT) program.

To learn more about Customized/Incumbent Worker Training opportunities please contact Samantha Miller at (510) 259-3832 to get started. To learn more about the OJT program, please contact Javier Contreras at (510) 259-3831.

Layoff and Closures

ACWDB is here to help employers navigate the process of downsizing and/or closing. Learn about the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) to meet  regulatory requirements for downsizing in California. 

Once receiving a WARN from your company, our Rapid Response Coordinator will meet with you and your affected workers, to help transition everyone to the next step.

For more information, please contact Javier Contreras at (510) 259-3831.

Sector Partnerships and Other Resources

Sector Partnerships allow industry peers to come together to problem-solve the unique issues within their industries. Find a community of your peers at one of the sector partnerships below:

Learn about other employer resources to discover additional programs and services available to California employers.

Employer Success Stories

Serving employers and helping to connect them to the right resources so that they're successful in meeting their workforce needs is of the utmost importance to us. Learn how we have assisted business from these employer success stories!