For resources for workers, businesses, and jobseekers related to COVID-19, please click here


Due to COVID-19 Worknet Merced County offices will be closed to all in-person services.

For services by appointment only:

To schedule an appointment or to receive information, please call our Merced office at (209) 724-2100 or our Los Banos office at (209) 710-6140 or email us at When emailing or calling, please include your full contact information, so that you may be contacted in a timely manner by a representative. If you are an active client of Worknet Merced County, please continue to work with your current case manager.

For EDD services please call (209) 726-5407 or email to receive information or to make an appointment.

Corona Virus guidance for workers and employers:

Merced County is committed to assist the business community to keep pace with new growth, the emerging economy, and their ever-changing needs by creating a better educated and skilled workforce. Worknet Merced County assists employers with recruitment, skills assessment, job fairs and hiring. Worknet Merced County can also provide assistance with training costs for qualified new hires through our On-the-Job training and Subsidized Employment programs, which may reimburse employer wage costs from 50% to 100% during the training period.

For our job seeker clients, Worknet Merced County provides programs for young adults 18 to 24 years of age and adults in our community through partnerships with local employers, education, community colleges, and vocational training facilities. Job seekers are matched with our Career Coaches who provide them with career counseling, resume assistance, interview techniques, job leads, vocational training opportunities, and job placement assistance.

Worknet Merced County has offices in Merced and Los Banos and hosts job fairs and hiring fairs throughout Merced County.

For more information about Worknet Merced County, please call 209.724.2100 or 877.267.9675 or email us at


Services for Workers

Worknet Merced County puts Merced County residents to work through education, job and training programs. We offer workshops, job search assistance, and many other resources to Merced County job seekers, regardless of income or background — all free of charge.


Services for Business

Worknet Merced County can help you hire and/or train qualified workers and identify available tax credits. Our Business Services Team will work with you to determine the best approach in meeting your organization’s employment and training needs — at no cost.


Services for Youth

For younger job seekers, ages 18–24, EMPOWER, sponsored by Worknet Merced County, provides training in skills like interviewing and résumé building alongside paid work experience, vocational training, and job placement coordinated by peer job coaches.

When I came to Worknet, I didn't have any work experience or skills. The case manager assigned to me and I decided that the best route for me would be to enroll in an office training class. After securing a job through Worknet Merced County, I am now a home owner and have a car. Worknet Merced County is a great resource.
Ana E.
Worknet Merced County Client
Not only was I given the necessary tools and services that are required to open a store effectively, but I was also given valuable assistance in such areas as Work Opportunity Tax Credit training and completion. I have recommended to our corporate offices that we should utilize Worknet services for all future store openings.”
Jason Fiedman
General Manager, Best Buy
When my unemployment insurance was running out, I visited Worknet Merced County for assistance or advice that they may offer to me. I joined and enrolled in a Computerized Office Technology program. During the same week of finalizing the training course, I was blessed to be hired on by Peri & Sons Farms of California.
Norma L.
Worknet Merced County Client
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