On-The-Job-Training (OJT)

The OJT program provides a unique opportunity to invest in your company’s growth and future development.  The purpose of On the Job Training is to create jobs, strengthen business and assist those most impacted by today’s economy.


Take advantage of Substantial Financial Benefits with reimbursement of 50% of the wages earned by eligible new workers.  It’s quick and simple – all paperwork is managed by the South County Career Center.  Cash back for every new employee in the program you train and hire.

For additional details, download the OJT flyer and contact one of our Business Services staff

OJT Flyer

Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE) Program Flyer

Customized Training

Meeting the Training Needs of San Diego Employers.
Customized Training is training that is designed to meet the special requirements of an employer. The training is conducted with a commitment by the employer to employ, or in the case of incumbent workers, continue to employ, an individual upon the successful completion of training for which the employer pays for no less than 50% of cost of the training.


San Diego Regional Enterprise Zone

An Enterprise Zone is a defined geographic area in which businesses can claim certain state income tax savings and other advantages. Enterprise Zones were created in California to stimulate business investments in areas that are economically disadvantage and to spur job growth in area of high unemployment.

Currently there are sections of National City, Chula Vista, Otay Mesa, and San Ysidro that are in the Enterprise Zone. To see if your business may be in the Zone, click here

For more information about the Enterprise Zone program, please visit the City of San Diego's website (Here)


Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

Federal Hiring Tax Credits are available through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. WOTC provides a federal tax credit incentive of up to $9,000 for employers who hire qualified candidates from nine designated target groups. click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

For additional details, see

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Guide (here)


South County Business Services

Whether you need to post a job, coordinate a recruitment event, or would like to take advantage of our wage reimbursement programs , the Business Services Team provides solutions to help you meet your workforce needs.


In today’s competitive workforce, finding and retaining quality employees can be a challenging task.  The South County Career Center Business Services Team makes your job easier by offering valuable services to help make the most of your workforce development efforts at no cost. Services include:

Business Services include :

Recruitment and hiring assistance

Job descriptions and Job postings

Marketing and distribution of openings

Job Fairs

Recruitment events

Space available for one on one interviews

Labor Market Information

Sector Strategy Information

Up to date regional information on hiring trends

Wage Reimbursements Programs 

Customized Training

Enterprise Zone

Tax Credits

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) (Federal)

This WIA Title 1-funded program/activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual, orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or any other legally protected status.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

Our Business Services Team, Diane Rose and Armando Rubio, along with Jacqueline Reynoso of the National City Chamber at the Annual "Career Pathways Job Fair"

South County Career Center

Our annual Job Fair at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in National City

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