By Holly Schroeder, president and CEO of the SCV Economic Development Corp.
When the team from the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. talks to SCV companies about the issues they’re facing, workforce is always at the top of the list. Business owners want to know where they can find qualified employees, and they want to know how to access training courses.
To help companies grow and train their workforce, SCVEDC offers two resources to local companies:
Surprisingly, we have found that SCV companies want to hire residents but often get very few, if any, applications from the Santa Clarita Valley.
Check out www.LiveWorkSCV.com and post your open positions today. Or if you’re seeking a career closer to home, sign up for job alerts and create a profile that allows you to easily apply for local opportunities.
Have you heard about the free and low-cost job skills classes SCVEDC is offering in partnership with College of the Canyons and AMS Fulfillment? These classes reflect training in high demand by businesses in the SCV, including two new certificate programs in Customer Relations and Management Skills. Free courses include: customer service, negotiation, personality styles, managing & developing people and workplace communication strategies, and you can sign up for any discrete class, or the suite that comprises each certificate program.
Additionally, businesses can get compliant with the new, state of CA-mandated sexual harassment prevention training, which requires all companies with five or more employees to complete this training by year end. Several low-cost courses for both supervisory and non-supervisory employees are being offered to businesses to meet the State of CA January 1, 2020 compliance deadline.
All classes are being held in the Valencia Commerce Center to provide easy access for the thousands of workers who are employed in companies nearby. Visit www.SCVJobSkills.com for more information.
If you have questions about any of these programs or other services provided by SCVEDC, please contact us. 661.288.4400 | [email protected] | www.scvedc.org.
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) is a unique private / public partnership representing the united effort of regional industry and government leaders. The SCVEDC utilizes an integrated approach to attracting, retaining and expanding a diversity of businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, especially those in key industry clusters, by offering competitive business services and other resources.