Hiring and Training
Solano County’s workforce development team understands how important the right employees are to your business success so we have dedicated resources to help you find them. And, while Solano County has one of the most productive and skilled labor markets in Northern California, we know that you are faced with constant change and innovation in your industry sector. Let us help you design and access training programs that will benefit your existing employees and new hires.
Solano Employment Connection
Call the Fairfield Career Center: (707) 863-3500
Call the Vallejo Career Center: (707) 648-4024
Call the Workforce Development Board: (707) 863-3534
Finding the right employees is a time-consuming challenge faced by employers. The Workforce Development Board of Solano County (WDB) has the connections and resources that will help you in your search for qualified candidates. The Solano WDB is the lead agency in an integrated service delivery system—the Solano Employment Connection (SEC)—that helps businesses meet their workforce needs.
The SEC is a consortium of local agencies, educational institutions, and community-based organizations that provide Solano County businesses access to a variety of services at no cost.
- Hiring events, job fairs
- Talent recruitment services, job listings
- Applicant matching and pre screening to provide
- Conference and meeting rooms for interviews, testing, and employee orientation
- Regulatory information (ADA, tax credits, hiring incentives, workers’ compensation, etc.)
- Learn more here.
Solano Community College
Call Contract Education: (707) 864-7000 ext. 7808
Call the Career Center: (707) 864-7124
Solano College Office of Contract Education will design and deliver customized training for your employees. The college posts job announcements free of charge and hosts career and internship fairs. With financial support from the SCC Foundation, a business expo was held for the first time in 2015 with support of 10 chambers of commerce.
Learn more about Contract Education here.
Learn more about the Career Center here.
Call UC Davis Extension: (530) 757-8777
Call the Internship and Career Center: (530) 752-2855
UC Davis Extension can customize courses to the needs of your organization. Their areas of expertise include: business and management, conflict resolution, public communications and community engagement, driver safety training, occupational health and safety, human services, international programs, land use and natural resources. The career center provides access to over 30,000 students. Jobs can be posted online, and the university will provide on-campus interview space. Average attendance at career fairs is around 1,900.
Learn more about UC Davis Extension here.
Learn more about Internship and Career Center here.
Call UC Berkeley Extension: (510) 642-4111
Call the Career Center: (510) 642-1716
Berkeley Extension Corporate and Professional Programs offers custom and open enrollment courses for employees. Offerings include sales development principles, emotional intelligence, and team facilitation skills. The Career Center encourages on-campus recruiting.
Learn more about Berkeley Extension here.
Learn more about the Career Center here.
Solano County Office of Education
Call: (707) 399-4400
Besides providing students with a quality education, the Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) participates in the county workforce development efforts through these programs.
The California Promise Initiative, CaPROMISE, is intended to improve the education and employment outcomes of children receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) by helping students (age 14-16) graduate from high school ready for college or a career, complete postsecondary education or job training, and obtain employment. A wide variety of support and counseling is provided to students and their families.
The Transition Partnership Program (TTP) provides employment preparation, job development and placement services to eligible students and adults in Solano County. SCOE staff works closely with students to ensure career goals are met.
SCOE’s WorkAbility program provides comprehensive pre-employment worksite training, employment, and support services for high school and post-secondary students in special education who are making the transition from school to work.
Employment Development Department
Call: (916) 654-7799
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) helps employers meet their labor needs and job seekers obtain employment through several services; employment and reemployment assistance, workforce preparation, job fairs, and labor market information.
Call: (800) 758-0398
List your job openings and search for qualified candidates on this regional job matching site. Staff at the Solano Employment Connection can help with placing these job orders, or, you can place job orders and review resumes directly. No special hardware or software is needed.