The Placer County Office of Economic Development has extended a program that offers rapid-response assistance to small businesses that are in danger of shutting their doors permanently or laying off employees.
It’s also ready to respond quickly when laid-off employees need help finding new jobs.
The office is funding the program with a $15,000 grant, following an initial $82,000 grant from the Golden Sierra Job Training Agency and Golden Sierra Workforce Investment Board.
Designed for businesses with 49 or fewer employees, the program can act as a referral service to help employers get the help they need to avoid or reduce the impacts of layoffs and to strengthen their businesses.
A variety of resources are available, including referrals for financial assistance, business-plan development and government contract resources. Recruitment assistance is also offered.
The program can help laid-off employees through job-lead referrals, workshops and no-cost job-search assistance. Program staff has put together a list of employers interested in hiring laid-off workers.
Special employment packets for laid-off workers are available at One-Stop Career Centers in Rosevilleand Auburn.
The Rosevillecenter is at 1880 Sierra Gardens Drive, Suite 100. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call the center at 916-774-4074.
The Auburn center is at 11548 E Ave. in the DeWittCenter. It is open from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. For more information about the Auburncenter, call Golden Sierra at 530-823-4631.
For more information about the Office of Economic Development’s new program, call 530-889-4016 or send inquiries to Marcy Schmidt, 530-886-4641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.