Business Services

Worknet Merced County works with businesses to meet hiring goals, lower training costs, and reduce turnover rates. Business services can be customized to meet specific business and industry employment requirements while maintaining employer competitiveness and involvement in the workforce development system and strengthening the local economy. 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 include:

  • Customized recruitment and hiring assistance
  • Funds for Work Based Learning
  • Qualified Candidate Referrals and Résumé Screening
  • Job Fairs and Job Postings
  • Labor Market Information
  • Human Resource Hotline (Click Here)
  • Candidate Assessment
  • Layoff (assistance) Aversion
  • Connections to Community Organizations/Business Consultants

If you are having difficulty in hiring workers with the skill sets your company needs, the following programs can help offset the costs of training:

  • Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE)
  • On-the-Job Training (OJT)
  • Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)
  • Work Experience (WEX)

To learn more about how Worknet Merced County can assist your business with its employment and training needs, please contact our Business Services team at

For more info please contact:

Mario Pena

Business & Industry Lead

(209) 724-2046

Miranda Moreno

Support Services Analyst (Earn & Learn)

(209) 710-6155

Sherri Johnson

Business Services Specialist

(209) 724-2087

Robert Theurer

Business Services Specialist

(209) 724-2015