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Build Your Workforce

Managed by the Santa Maria Valley Chamber and the Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board, the Build Your Workforce program connects businesses to funding & additional assistance available for hiring, upskilling, and providing work experience.

Hire Full Time Employees

50% of wages covered for new employees (1,000 hours or up to 6 months).

Train, Upskill & Promote Existing Employees

 Partial funding available for training, upskilling & promoting your existing workforce. (Funding based on business size.)

Temp Employment
Provide Temporary Employment/ Paid Work Experience

100% of wages covered for paid work experience & internship programs (ages 16-24, total hours covered varies by program).

Fill out our brief Business Services Interest Form, and a member from the Workforce Development Board will connect you with the program that best fits your workforce needs!

Additional questions? Contact Molly Schiff, Director of Advocacy & Initiatives for the Santa Maria Valley Chamber, at or (805) 925-2403 x 816.

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