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Do you have a number of job openings? Is your business expanding? Are you gearing up for a busy season? Call (530) 245-1542 about these services.
Let us host a Hiring Fair in the Smart Center to meet your specific hiring needs.
Interview facilities can be provided if you would like to interview job seekers away from your place of business.

Applicant Testing

Do you want to confirm your applicant has the skills they say they do? Smart can help! Prior to hire – or anytime you feel the need – specialized software provides testing specific to your working environment in virtually every industry. Hundreds of skills and behavioral assessments are available including:
  1. Clerical
  2. Software
  3. Financial
  4. Industrial
  5. Call center
  6. Technical
  7. Legal
  8. Medical
  9. and more!

Prove-it Pre-employment testing

$10/per test – Call (530) 245-1542

Training

Are you in the process of hiring a new employee who needs some training to do the job? Contact us before you hire. Through the On-the-Job Training Program, your company may be eligible to have up to 50% of the trainee’s wages reimbursed during their new hire training.
  1. Jobs must be full-time.
  2. You choose an eligible employee and set the wage for the job.
  3. Smart will work with you to create a training plan.

On-the-Job Training FAQs

Employed Worker On-the-Job Training Program

The purpose of the Employed Worker On-the-Job Training Program is to reduce the cost of training employed workers who have been identified for a higher-skilled, higher-paid position. In this program, companies provide the employee’s training and are reimbursed half of the employee’s wage during the training period.

This sounds good. What’s expected of my company if I sign up for this? Your company is expected to identify an existing full-time employee (at least 35 hours a week), train the employee in a higher-skilled job, increase their wage at the completion of the training, and keep them on after the Employed Worker On-the-Job Training Program ends. To participate, you would agree to work with Smart to develop a training plan for your employee, to supervise the employee, to evaluate training progress, to give Smart copies of time sheets and payroll stubs during the training period, to increase the employee’s wage at the end of the training, and to keep the employee on after the training. With your input, Smart develops the training plan, writes the contract and monitors the worksite during the training period. Our goal is to keep the process simple and the program easy to use.

Will my company qualify? If you’ve been operating in Shasta County for at least a year, have identified an employee that has been working with your company for a minimum of three months, have someone on staff to supervise and train the employee, and intend to offer your employee a long-term job with the same benefits and working conditions as others doing the same type of work, your company qualifies. Your company will not qualify to participate if you do not have a California Employer ID, if you do not have Worker’s Compensation Insurance coverage, if you’ve had a layoff in the last 4 months, or if you have accessed Smart’s On-the-Job Training Programs before and did not keep the employee on after the contract.

Does the Smart Center need to be involved before I start training the employee? Yes, Smart will need to be involved before the employee starts their training. If you have someone you’re considering promoting to a higher-skilled, higher-paid position, contact Smart to have a Program Adviser meet with you at your office to develop the training plan.

How much money will Smart reimburse my company? That answer depends on the wage you pay and the length of the training period. If you hire a full-time employee at $10/hour for a 3 month training contract, Smart will reimburse $5/hour for hours worked during training which could total $2,595. Smart does not reimburse your company for time the employee does not work such as sick days or holidays.

How does the reimbursement work? Your company will give Smart copies of the employee’s time sheets and payroll stubs at the end of each calendar month. Smart will send you a check for half of the employee’s wages for time worked.

Who has access to my company’s payroll information? Your privacy and that of your employees is protected! Smart maintains strict confidentiality in this and all program matters. My company works with a Professional Employment Organization (PEO). Since our employees work for the PEO, can we access the On-the-Job Training Program? No. our On-the-Job training is designed to help businesses that hire employees. The program does not work with companies that lease employees or bring on temporary employees.

Anything else I should know? Yes. No more than 25% of a company’s employees can participate in the On-the-Job training program at one time
 

On-the-Job Training Program FAQs

Smart’s FAQs on the On-the-Job Training Program

The purpose of the On-the-Job Training Program is to reduce the cost of training new employees. In this program, companies provide the employee’s new hire training and are reimbursed half of the employee’s wage during the training period.

This sounds good. What’s expected of my company if I sign up for this? Your company is expected to hire a full-time employee (at least 35 hours a week), train the employee and keep them on after the On-the-Job Training Program ends. To participate, you would agree to work with Smart to develop a training plan for your new employee, to supervise the employee, to evaluate training progress, to give Smart copies of time sheets and payroll stubs during the training period, and to keep the employee on after the training. With your input, Smart develops the training plan, writes the contract and monitors the worksite during the training period. Our goal is to keep the process simple and the program easy to use.

Will my company qualify? If you’ve been operating in Shasta County for at least a year, have someone on staff to supervise and train a new employee, and intend to offer your new employee a long-term job with the same benefits and working conditions as others doing the same type of work, your company qualifies. Your company will not qualify to participate if you do not have a California Employer ID, if you do not have Worker’s Compensation Insurance coverage, if you’ve had a layoff in the last 4 months, or if you have accessed On-the-Job Training before and did not keep the employee on after the contract.

Do I have to hire an employee through the Smart Center to access on-the-Job Training? You do have to hire an employee, but you don’t have to hire through Smart. Your company can interview and hire candidates you select on your own and still access On-the-Job Training. However, Smart will need to be involved before the new employee starts work. If you have someone you are interested in hiring, send them over to one of our Smart Centers.

How much money will Smart reimburse my company? That answer depends on the wage you pay and the length of the training period. If you hire a full-time employee at $10/hour for a 3 month training contract, Smart will reimburse $5/hour for hours worked during training which could total $2,595. Smart does not reimburse your company for time the employee does not work such as sick days or holidays.

How does the reimbursement work? Your company will give Smart copies of the employee’s time sheets and payroll stubs at the end of each calendar month. Smart will send you a check for half of the employee’s wages for time worked.

Who has access to my company’s payroll information? Your privacy and that of your employees is protected! Smart maintains strict confidentiality in this and all program matters.

Anything else I should know? Yes. No more than 25% of a company’s employees can participate in Smart training programs at one time.

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    Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

    Topics include: Saving your documents, using an Internet browsing program, printing information from a website, navigating the Smart website, and using your email to upload a resume.

    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Computer Basics

    Introduction to Microsoft Word

    Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

    Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

    Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills workshop. Get a better understanding of how to use this common word processor, including:  understanding the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more. 
    Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Word program.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

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    $ 0.00 Microsoft Word Workshop

    Introduction to Microsoft Excel

    Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Intro to Microsoft Excel

    Learn how to use Microsoft's electronic spreadsheet program in this beginning workshop. We will go over basic terminology, the ribbon, spreadsheet tools, navigating the spreadsheet, selecting cells and ranges, basic formulas, and entering data to create a simple spreadsheet. 
    Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Excel program.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Microsoft Excel Workshop

    Navigating the Digital Job Application Process & LinkedIn

    Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

    This workshop will cover:

    • Tips for completing online job applications
    • Overview of Applicant Tracking Systems
    • Tips for taking Situational Judgment Tests
    • Review of sample test questions
    • Setting up a LinkedIn Account to Market Yourself and Network with other Professionals

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      Smart Business Resource Center
      1201 Placer Street
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      Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

      Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -

      Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

      5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

      November 16, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
      9th Grade students from high schools throughout Northern CA
      inspired by hearing and engaging with North State STEM professionals

      We are seeking exhibitors for this event!
      Register at http://bit.ly/exhibitor2018
      Questions? ...contact:
      Heather Kelnhofer, careerday@shastacoe.org or 530.242.7636
      or Chris Dell, cdell@shastacoe.org or 530.225.0245

      Save the Date flyer 2018 Exhibitor Recruitment

      Location


      Shasta District Fairgrounds

      , 96007

      Event Fees:


    • Introduction to Microsoft Word

      Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills ...

    • Computer Basics - Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

      Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 -

      Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

      Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

      Topics include: Saving your documents, using an Internet browsing program, printing information from a website, navigating the Smart website, and using your email to upload a resume.

      Location


      Smart Business Resource Center
      1201 Placer Street
      Redding, CA 96001

      Event Fees:


      $ 0.00 Computer Basics

      Introduction to Microsoft Word

      Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

      Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

      Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills workshop. Get a better understanding of how to use this common word processor, including:  understanding the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more. 
      Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Word program.


      Location


      Smart Business Resource Center
      1201 Placer Street
      Redding, CA 96001

      Event Fees:


      $ 0.00 Microsoft Word Workshop

      Introduction to Microsoft Excel

      Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

      Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

      Intro to Microsoft Excel

      Learn how to use Microsoft's electronic spreadsheet program in this beginning workshop. We will go over basic terminology, the ribbon, spreadsheet tools, navigating the spreadsheet, selecting cells and ranges, basic formulas, and entering data to create a simple spreadsheet. 
      Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Excel program.


      Location


      Smart Business Resource Center
      1201 Placer Street
      Redding, CA 96001

      Event Fees:


      $ 0.00 Microsoft Excel Workshop

      Navigating the Digital Job Application Process & LinkedIn

      Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 -

      Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

      This workshop will cover:

      • Tips for completing online job applications
      • Overview of Applicant Tracking Systems
      • Tips for taking Situational Judgment Tests
      • Review of sample test questions
      • Setting up a LinkedIn Account to Market Yourself and Network with other Professionals

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        Location


        Smart Business Resource Center
        1201 Placer Street
        Redding, CA 96001

        Event Fees:


        $ 0.00 Seat

        Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

        Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -

        Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

        5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

        November 16, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
        9th Grade students from high schools throughout Northern CA
        inspired by hearing and engaging with North State STEM professionals

        We are seeking exhibitors for this event!
        Register at http://bit.ly/exhibitor2018
        Questions? ...contact:
        Heather Kelnhofer, careerday@shastacoe.org or 530.242.7636
        or Chris Dell, cdell@shastacoe.org or 530.225.0245

        Save the Date flyer 2018 Exhibitor Recruitment

        Location


        Shasta District Fairgrounds

        , 96007

        Event Fees:


      • Introduction to Microsoft Excel

        Intro to Microsoft Excel

      • Computer Basics - Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

        Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 -

        Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

        Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

        Topics include: Saving your documents, using an Internet browsing program, printing information from a website, navigating the Smart website, and using your email to upload a resume.

        Location


        Smart Business Resource Center
        1201 Placer Street
        Redding, CA 96001

        Event Fees:


        $ 0.00 Computer Basics

        Introduction to Microsoft Word

        Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

        Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

        Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills workshop. Get a better understanding of how to use this common word processor, including:  understanding the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more. 
        Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Word program.


        Location


        Smart Business Resource Center
        1201 Placer Street
        Redding, CA 96001

        Event Fees:


        $ 0.00 Microsoft Word Workshop

        Introduction to Microsoft Excel

        Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

        Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

        Intro to Microsoft Excel

        Learn how to use Microsoft's electronic spreadsheet program in this beginning workshop. We will go over basic terminology, the ribbon, spreadsheet tools, navigating the spreadsheet, selecting cells and ranges, basic formulas, and entering data to create a simple spreadsheet. 
        Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Excel program.


        Location


        Smart Business Resource Center
        1201 Placer Street
        Redding, CA 96001

        Event Fees:


        $ 0.00 Microsoft Excel Workshop

        Navigating the Digital Job Application Process & LinkedIn

        Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 -

        Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

        This workshop will cover:

        • Tips for completing online job applications
        • Overview of Applicant Tracking Systems
        • Tips for taking Situational Judgment Tests
        • Review of sample test questions
        • Setting up a LinkedIn Account to Market Yourself and Network with other Professionals

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          Location


          Smart Business Resource Center
          1201 Placer Street
          Redding, CA 96001

          Event Fees:


          $ 0.00 Seat

          Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

          Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -

          Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

          5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

          November 16, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
          9th Grade students from high schools throughout Northern CA
          inspired by hearing and engaging with North State STEM professionals

          We are seeking exhibitors for this event!
          Register at http://bit.ly/exhibitor2018
          Questions? ...contact:
          Heather Kelnhofer, careerday@shastacoe.org or 530.242.7636
          or Chris Dell, cdell@shastacoe.org or 530.225.0245

          Save the Date flyer 2018 Exhibitor Recruitment

          Location


          Shasta District Fairgrounds

          , 96007

          Event Fees:


        • Computer Basics - Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

          Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 -

          Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

          Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

          Topics include: Saving your documents, using an Internet browsing program, printing information from a website, navigating the Smart website, and using your email to upload a resume.

          Location


          Smart Business Resource Center
          1201 Placer Street
          Redding, CA 96001

          Event Fees:


          $ 0.00 Computer Basics

          Introduction to Microsoft Word

          Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

          Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

          Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills workshop. Get a better understanding of how to use this common word processor, including:  understanding the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more. 
          Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Word program.


          Location


          Smart Business Resource Center
          1201 Placer Street
          Redding, CA 96001

          Event Fees:


          $ 0.00 Microsoft Word Workshop

          Introduction to Microsoft Excel

          Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

          Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

          Intro to Microsoft Excel

          Learn how to use Microsoft's electronic spreadsheet program in this beginning workshop. We will go over basic terminology, the ribbon, spreadsheet tools, navigating the spreadsheet, selecting cells and ranges, basic formulas, and entering data to create a simple spreadsheet. 
          Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Excel program.


          Location


          Smart Business Resource Center
          1201 Placer Street
          Redding, CA 96001

          Event Fees:


          $ 0.00 Microsoft Excel Workshop

          Navigating the Digital Job Application Process & LinkedIn

          Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 -

          Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

          This workshop will cover:

          • Tips for completing online job applications
          • Overview of Applicant Tracking Systems
          • Tips for taking Situational Judgment Tests
          • Review of sample test questions
          • Setting up a LinkedIn Account to Market Yourself and Network with other Professionals

            Thumbnail Image

            Location


            Smart Business Resource Center
            1201 Placer Street
            Redding, CA 96001

            Event Fees:


            $ 0.00 Seat

            Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -

            Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

            5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            November 16, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
            9th Grade students from high schools throughout Northern CA
            inspired by hearing and engaging with North State STEM professionals

            We are seeking exhibitors for this event!
            Register at http://bit.ly/exhibitor2018
            Questions? ...contact:
            Heather Kelnhofer, careerday@shastacoe.org or 530.242.7636
            or Chris Dell, cdell@shastacoe.org or 530.225.0245

            Save the Date flyer 2018 Exhibitor Recruitment

            Location


            Shasta District Fairgrounds

            , 96007

            Event Fees:


          • Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            November 16, 2018 at ...

          • Computer Basics - Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

            Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 -

            Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

            Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

            Topics include: Saving your documents, using an Internet browsing program, printing information from a website, navigating the Smart website, and using your email to upload a resume.

            Location


            Smart Business Resource Center
            1201 Placer Street
            Redding, CA 96001

            Event Fees:


            $ 0.00 Computer Basics

            Introduction to Microsoft Word

            Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

            Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

            Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills workshop. Get a better understanding of how to use this common word processor, including:  understanding the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more. 
            Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Word program.


            Location


            Smart Business Resource Center
            1201 Placer Street
            Redding, CA 96001

            Event Fees:


            $ 0.00 Microsoft Word Workshop

            Introduction to Microsoft Excel

            Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

            Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

            Intro to Microsoft Excel

            Learn how to use Microsoft's electronic spreadsheet program in this beginning workshop. We will go over basic terminology, the ribbon, spreadsheet tools, navigating the spreadsheet, selecting cells and ranges, basic formulas, and entering data to create a simple spreadsheet. 
            Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Excel program.


            Location


            Smart Business Resource Center
            1201 Placer Street
            Redding, CA 96001

            Event Fees:


            $ 0.00 Microsoft Excel Workshop

            Navigating the Digital Job Application Process & LinkedIn

            Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 -

            Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

            This workshop will cover:

            • Tips for completing online job applications
            • Overview of Applicant Tracking Systems
            • Tips for taking Situational Judgment Tests
            • Review of sample test questions
            • Setting up a LinkedIn Account to Market Yourself and Network with other Professionals

            Thumbnail Image

            Location


            Smart Business Resource Center
            1201 Placer Street
            Redding, CA 96001

            Event Fees:


            $ 0.00 Seat

            Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -

            Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

            5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            November 16, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
            9th Grade students from high schools throughout Northern CA
            inspired by hearing and engaging with North State STEM professionals

            We are seeking exhibitors for this event!
            Register at http://bit.ly/exhibitor2018
            Questions? ...contact:
            Heather Kelnhofer, careerday@shastacoe.org or 530.242.7636
            or Chris Dell, cdell@shastacoe.org or 530.225.0245

            Save the Date flyer 2018 Exhibitor Recruitment

            Location


            Shasta District Fairgrounds

            , 96007

            Event Fees:


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