Employment Services & Training


There are several programs designed to assist the local business community in the recruitment, screening, hiring and training of new employees.

Nevada County Business & Career Center

Nevada County Business and Career Network

Nevada County Business and Career Network is an America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) operator and has a variety of programs that can assist Job Seekers and Businesses.  We can assist Job seekers with finding employment or help with training for a new career. We help businesses in the recruitment, screening, hiring and training of employees. Our programs include: recruitment and screening, on-the-job training (OJT), work experience/internship, customized training, vocational training, skills upgrade and career guidance when needed. Funding for this program is through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Services are offered at no cost to the business or job seeker.

Nevada County Business & Career Network
988 McCourtney Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95949

PH: 530-265-7088

Nevada County Business & Career Network
10075 Levon Ave
Truckee, CA 96161

PH: 530-550-3015

CalWorks Employment Services

CalWORKS Employment Services offers job coaching, education, vocational and technical training to welfare recipients who are working toward a self-sufficient lifestyle. Labor market and the needs of local employers dictate the focus of the program. Post-employment support helps ensure employers have access to well trained, quality employees.

CalWORKS Employment Services
988 McCourtney Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95949

PH: 530-265-1760

Employment Development Department

The Employment Development Department offers employers many services including no-fee job postings; unemployment and disability insurance information, labor market information, employment tax credit certifications, layoff and plant closure assistance, and employer seminars. The user-friendly web site provides information and forms (http://www.edd.ca.gov/).

Department of Rehabilitation

The Department of Rehabilitation offers a number of services to employers. These include tax credits, on-the-job training, wage reimbursements, information on workplace accommodations and ADA consultation.

Department of Rehabilitation
Nevada County Office
380 Sierra College Drive, Suite 220
Grass Valley, CA 95945

PH: 530-477-2600

Department of Rehabilitation
Central Office
2000 Evergreen Street
Sacramento, CA 95815

PH: 916-263-8981


The Northern Rural Training And Employment Consortium (NoRTEC),  

NoRTEC is a consortium of eleven Northern California Counties established to address the needs of job seekers and businesses in our region. We believe that a healthy business community creates economic vitality, and we are dedicated to strengthening and supporting area businesses in order to create jobs and encourage economic prosperity.

NoRTEC oversee’ s 13 America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC’s) that help develop the educational and occupational skills of job seekers to meet the needs of local businesses.  Our AJCC’s also provide other services to businesses, including recruitment, screening and interviewing services, HR information/assistance, workshops and financial assistance with the training of employees. Our AJCC operator in Nevada County,  is the Nevada County Business and Career Network. They are located both in Grass Valley and Truckee.

525 Wall Street
Chico, CA 95928

PH: 530-892-9600
FAX: 530-892-9609

Nevada Union Adult School

Nevada Union Adult School exists to help adults in our county reach their educational and personal goals. Their programs are all designed to help adult learners achieve a better quality of life and enrich our community.Currently offering High School and GED completion classes along with English as a Second Language and a variety of career exploration workshops.

Nevada Union Adult Education
11769 Ridge Road, Room I-13,
Grass Valley, CA 95945

PH: 530-477-1225

Experience Works

Established as part of the Older American’s Act (1965), the Experience Works provides part-time job training apprenticeships for low-income seniors (55+).

Experience Works
988 McCourtney Drive,
Grass Valley, CA 95949

Sierra College

Sierra College, Nevada County Campus, offers employers the opportunity to work in collaboration with the college’s Career Center staff to successfully match students with employment opportunities. Employers may post open positions, present employment opportunities in classrooms, recruit on campus, or utilize the (subsidized) Work-Study programs. Employers may also work with students to explore careers in their area of interest (Informational interviews, Job Shadows, Mentorships, & Internships), or hire interns in paid or non-paid positions.

Sierra College – Grass Valley Campus
250 Sierra College Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95945

PH: 530-274-5300

Sierra College – Truckee Campus
11001 College Trail
Truckee, CA 96161

PH: 530-550-2225

Sierra College Contract Education Office

Sierra College offers on-site customized training or retraining, professional workshops, seminars, and training needs analysis. These programs are designed to provide technical, management or personal development training to company employees at the company work site.

Sierra College Contract Education Office
5000 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677

PH: 916-781-6245

Employment Training Panel

The Employment Training Panel assists businesses in acquiring and re-training skilled workers by subsidizing employer training for qualified individuals.

Employment Training Panel
1100 J Street, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

PH: 916-327-5262