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There are Resources to Assist You!
Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc:
Rapid Response: Comprehensive services to prevent or mitigate closure or layoffs. Access to Resources: Referral to government services for you and your employees. Recruitment Services: Essential Businesses can get help staffing up to meet demand. Training Resources to help your staff rise to the occasion!
Web: Email: Twitter: @afwd_inc Facebook: @Alliance for Workforce Development LinkedIn: @Alliance for Workforce Development
California EDD:
Work Sharing program to help you retain your employees. Tax Credits and Incentives to promote your business’ sustainability. Unemployment for the Self Employed, or to help your Employees and their families.
Small Business Administration:
Consultation services in Butte and other Rural Northern counties. Small Business Loans to weather the health crisis. Talk with a live, local resource specialist in your area about SBA loans and other SBA assistance.
CA. Labor & Workforce Development Agency:
Information for your business on COVID-19
Chambers of Commerce:
Information and Advocacy for businesses, and links to your local city or regional Chamber. Chico, Oroville, Paradise, Nevada County Chambers. Local business advocacy/resources.
Congressman Doug LaMalfa:
Information and resources for constituents.
Center for Disease Control:
Up-to-date facts and scientific information about COVID-19
State of California:
Real-time information on California COVID-19 containment efforts, resources, and other information. Tienen información en español.
State & Local Health Depts:
California, Butte, Nevada, Plumas, Lassen, Modoc, and Sierra Counties.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R.6201):
Federal Legislation that provides assistance to workers laid off or unable to work due to COVID-19. Provides payroll tax breaks for Employers to offset employee leave. Get more information from CalChamber here.
I-9 Documentation Requirements:
The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced a temporary relaxation of the rules for reviewing I-9 documents in person with new employees. More information is available here.
A resource hot line for you and your employees. Local call centers in your area, with operators knowledgeable about services in your city and/or county.
Small Business Loans and Mentoring to help you navigate uncertain times.
Protection From Eviction:
Governor Newsom has enacted protections protecting residential and commercial tenants from eviction for nonpayment.
Protection from Utility Shut-off:
PG&E, Comcast, and AT&T are among many utility service providers that will be suspending service disconnections for nonpayment. Contact your phone, water, waste disposal and other utility providers for more information.
Ready to Hire?

Post an Opening
Click here to post a new opening or contact AFWD's Business Service Team to fill out a job order form.
Review Candidates
AFWD's BSR Team can help screen applicants and provide referrals for work-ready clients giving you a large applicant pool. Contact us today to find out how we can help.
Test Skills
Have a potential employee with a great resume? Use our assessment testing software for a variety of skills. Contact us today to find out more about our testing centers.

Training and Hiring
  • Hiring Incentives
  • AFWD's hiring incentives can help with training new employees, reducing the cost and risk of an untrained but potentially perfect employee.
Labor Law and HR

Employer Resources