Workforce Development

Ontario offers its businesses a network of partnerships and resources to help recruit talented and trained employees - saving employers both time and money. Many programs such as job referral and applicant screening services, tailored recruitments, on-the-job and customized training programs are provided at no charge to employers. 

San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department (WDD)

Curtis Compton, Business Services Manager
(909) 215-7255

(800) 451-JOBS

The San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department offers a range of comprehensive business services:

  • Job description design and targeted recruitment services
  • Customized developmental, occupational, vocational, and technical training programs  
  • On-the-job training funds
  • Pre-screened applicant database
  • Tax credit information
  • Labor market information
  • Job listing services and applicant screening
  • Assessment testing and interviewing space
  • Screening and forms completion for eligible applicants in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC)
  • Job seeker assistance
  • Employer Resource and Special Populations Toolkit

The WDD also sponsors the Employer Advisory Council and provides a Professional Resource Network for managerial and technical workers.

Local Community Connection Site:
Ontario City Library Workforce Development Office
Tamika Tonge, Workforce Development Specialist
(909) 395.2497

State of California Employment Development Department (EDD)

(909) 948-6606

The Employment Development Department provides a variety of resources and programs for employers including:

State of California Employment Training Panel (ETP)

Robert Meyer, Director of Economic Development Employment Training Panel
(916) 327-4391

Rebecca Eusey, Regional Development Analyst Employment Training Panel 
(619) 537-9141

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training. The ETP is a funding agency, not a training agency. Businesses determine their own training needs and how to provide training. ETP staff is available to assist in applying for funds and other aspects of participation.

(909) 948-6606

Chaffey College Workforce Training Institute - InTech Center

Jon Fox, Manager - Employer Training and Development

The Employee Training Institute at Chaffey College InTech Center provides companies in the Inland Empire with intensive, short-term training solutions that are designed to increase efficiencies, enhance employee productivity, reduce costs, and close the skills gap that can hamper organizational growth and competitiveness.

Baldy View ROP

Shelley Adams, Ed.D., Superintendent
909 947 3400

David Suarez Jr., Director of Business Services
909 947 3400 ext.1224

Baldy View ROP offers occupational training that generally results in certification directed toward a specific occupation, as well as on-the-job training, skills upgrade training, technical training and vocational training.

UC Riverside Extension – Corporate Custom Training Program

This training program can assess an employer’s training needs and tailor a program specifically for the organization. Employees participating in the training must be permanent, full-time (32+ hours per week), and earn a minimum wage set by the State. The company's primary business must be in logistics, warehousing, supply chain management, manufacturing, or construction management, determined by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), or face significant out-of-state competition. 

(909) 623-4364