Small Businesses Resources
Small businesses are an important part of California's economy and generate jobs, provide economic opportunity and flexibility, and boost economic output. California is home to more than 2.6 million small businesses, including the self-employed. We have a number of resources that can help you grow and prosper.
Contra Costa Economic Partnership
An association of business, education and public sector leaders dedicated to retaining and creating quality jobs for Contra Costa to maintain the county's quality of life.
Economic Development Alliance for Business
The economic development organization that serves the East Bay, providing assistance with site location, financing, regulatory coordination, workforce and a number of business climate issues.
Outplacement Services & Resources
Rapid Response Assistance for Employers
The Rapid Response Program is triggered by a WARN Notice and is designed to provide outplacement services to employers and their employees in the case of layoffs and/or facility closures. A Rapid Response Team consist of representatives from RichmondWORKS and representatives from EDD who will work collaboratively with a company and employees to provide transitional needs prior to the layoff and/or facility closure date. Available services include informational briefings, workshops, on-site registration for training programs, unemployment insurance benefits, and links to community services.
For more information about our Rapid Response Program, call 510-307-8029.
Labor Market Information
Employment Development Dept. Labor Market Information
The California Labor Market website provides a wealth of information pertaining to labor force information which includes employment and unemployment rates, occupational profiles, required posters and notices, and employers and employee rights. This website also has a variety of data and publications pertaining to Labor Market Information (LMI) and skilled consultants to help you understand and use this valuable information.
America's Career InfoNet (ACINet)
This U.S. Department of Labor website provides extensive information regarding occupational trends, industry information, wage data, and state information.