Employment Assistance and Programs
In Riverside County’s vibrant and diverse business community, residents are likely to find an abundance of employment opportunities to match their skills, goals and interests.
The following organizations and services are ready to help. These links offer job-related community resources, career guidance and helpful information for employers.
Search the State of California’s Department of Industrial Relations webpage for a list of available apprenticeship programs in Riverside County.
CalJOBS provides an automated, easy-to-use website for employers who want to fill job openings, and individuals seeking employment.
California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) offers temporary financial assistance for eligible families with infant, toddler and school age children who have lost or had a reduction in their income. The program is designed to provide families the means to meet their basic needs in times of hardship, while helping them to enter or re-enter the workforce and become self-sufficient. Services provided include:
- Applicant testing
- Employee recruitment services
- Employer services
- Job retention services
Licensing and Credentials
The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) provides information to the public regarding over 150 professional license types issued through the DCA Boards, Bureaus, Committees, and Programs.
Riverside County Office of Economic Development
The charge of the Office of Economic Development is to encourage business growth, build a positive business climate and develop a trained workforce. The department’s website offers several sources of assistance for employers and job seekers alike.
Riverside County Human Resources
Find Riverside County job openings, available for prospective employees seeking full-time, part-time, per-diem, or internship opportunities. Current county employees can find employee support services at this website as well.
California Employment Development Department
The Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a range of employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations. These services benefit job seekers, laid-off workers, youth, individuals currently working, veterans, and people with disabilities. This is also where you can apply for unemployment insurance.