Business Services

The SLOCal Careers Center is your easy one-stop access to employment-related services in San Luis Obispo County. They assist businesses with posting job openings, recruiting and screening qualified candidates and additional workforce support. Job seekers receive assistance in skills assessment and training, finding job opportunities and pre-interview preparation to bring businesses “job-ready” candidates. All of this is made possible through partnerships with local organizations to create a stronger workforce for our community. 

SLOCal Careers Center – (805) 439-2557 |


Business Services offered free of charge:

  • Marketing, recruitment and screening to fill open positions
  • Skills testing of your candidates
  • Coordination and placement of FREE interns
  • Evaluate current staffing needs and provide customized training
  • On-the-job training, internships and short-term subsidized employees
  • Layoff aversion – prevent and minimize unemployment
  • Rapid Response/WARN Act- when downsizing or closing
  • Available meeting spaces
  • Workshops on HR, legal and business development topics
  • Current/future local labor market information and analysis
  • Coordinate recruitment/job fair events


Training & Upskilling Services

On-the-Job Training (OJT)- The Employer Services Team can assist businesses with On-the-Job-Training (OJT). OJT helps businesses offset the cost of training new employees on the job by reimbursing up to 75 percent of a new hire’s wages (for a maximum contract of 6 months or 1,040 hours based on an individual’s vocational training needs).


Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)- The Incumbent Worker Training Program is designed to provide direct financial assistance to train current employees to avert a layoff and/or improve the economic competitiveness of local business.


Subsidized Employment- This option subsidizes wages for eligible individuals for up to 6 months, with 100% subsidy provided for the first three months of employment. This provides businesses an opportunity to test the skill set and cultural fit of a candidate with minimal to no risk.


Rapid Response/Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) of 1988 is a US labor law which protects employees, their families, and communities by requiring most employers in CA with 50 or more employees to provide 60 calendar-day advance notification of plant closings and mass layoffs of employees, as defined in the Act.


Contact Tony Girolo, Rapid Response Coordinator for the Workforce Development Board of San Luis Obispo County, at [email protected] or (805) 781-1934 if your business or employment has been affected by a closure or layoff.


Useful Links


California Employer Advisory Council

Employer's Guide to WARN Act

Worker's Guide to WARN Act