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Hiring & Managing Employees

There are several organizations, government agencies, and online materials to help you find, hire, and manage employees.   

Getting an Employer ID Number

If you're just starting your business, make sure to get your employer ID number.


Organizations that Help with Hiring & Managing


The Oakland Workforce Investment Board’s career center partners will prescreen, interview, and assess candidates for businesses free of charge and provide customized training of new hires at a subsidized rate for eligible businesses.


At any of 13 One-Stop Business and Career Centers, employers can connect with qualified employees, find out about business opportunities, research state and federal regulations, explore the state's economic development services, and much more. Business Services Representatives provide customized, no-cost assistance to all businesses including start-ups.
Learn more on the EASTBAY Works website


Employment Development Dept., State of California
EDD serves the universal job seeker and employers as well as prospective business owners, operators and entities. Free services consist of training, ssisting job seekers, advice to employers and seminars. Learn more on the EDD website.



See a complete list of organizations with services for employers




Online Information and Tips on Hiring & Managing

SBA Website Section on Managing Employees



Legal Advice

When in doubt, contact an attorney to ensure that you are managing employee issues and payment properly.  For information about finding a lawyer, see the Legal Help section of this site. 



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