A Skilled Labor Force
Butte County businesses are fortunate to be able to draw from a large labor pool with well diversified skills. Based on information provided by the Employment Development Department, Butte County pulls labor force from throughout Butte County as well as portions of neighboring counties, bringing the total laborshed for the area to approximately 171,716 individuals. The demographics for Butte County point to a labor force that is well educated, with approximately 64% of the population obtaining some level of college education compared to approximately 60% for California.
Hiring & Retention
Butte County partners with the Alliance for Workforce Development (AFWD) to assist businesses with hiring and retention needs including:
- Access to a job applicant pool database
- Customized recruitment
- Job fairs
- Human resource tools and training
Visit the Business Resources page for additional organizations that assist business with hiring and retention in Butte County.
Businesses have access to many workforce training services in Butte County. The County partners with the Alliance for Workforce Development (AFWD) to provide workforce training services. The AFWD offers training services to employees including management of the Butte County subsidized employment programs. The subsidized employment program allows businesses to hire employees, provide on the job training, and receive assistance with the employees wage for up to 6 months. Contact AFWD to see if your business can utilize the subsidized employment program.
Other training services offered by the AFWD include:
- Management and team sessions
- Human resource sessions
- Customer service sessions
- Internet-based learning
- On the job training
In addition to the AFWD, The Training Place at Butte College and the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) assists businesses to develop employee knowledge, skills and ability:
- Visit The Training Place page to see if your employees can benefit from existing classes or let The Training Place customize training for your organization
- Visit the Butte College SBDC website to learn about available services, workshops and trainings
Visit the Business Resources page for additional organizations that assist businesses with workforce training in Butte County.