Business council hosting jobs program sessions for employers

Tri-Valley effort using local, federal funds to find jobs for area's unemployed

The Tri-Valley Business Council is hosting two complimentary information sessions tomorrow and Wednesday for locals to learn more about the American Family Recovery, an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project led by the Tri-Valley Community Foundation and Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty.

The sessions will be held at the Dublin Civic Center, located on Dublin Boulevard.

Nearly half-a-million-dollars in contributions and direct matching funds from the Pleasanton Weekly's 2009 Holiday Fund also are supporting this project.

The objective of the project is to use federal stimulus and other funding to get family wage earners in the Alameda County cities of Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore back to work, and to help Tri-Valley employers grow their businesses.

The American Family Recovery Project benefits employers by providing referrals of job candidates qualified for the project and by subsidizing 80 percent of their wages and payroll taxes until Sept. 30. There is no limit on the number of positions a company can fill through this program.

The Tri-Valley Business Council is hosting the two information sessions which will start with a continental breakfast and registration from 8 to 8:30 a.m. both tomorrow and Wednesday followed by identical programs each day.

Actual cases highlighting savings to participating Tri-Valley employers will be presented.

Advance registrations are being accepted through noon today.

Session Agendas:

8:30-8:35 Welcome - Toby Brink, CEO, Tri-Valley Business Council

8:35-8:45 lntroductory Remarks and Project Background - Suzanne Lawless, Chief Strategy Officer, Tri-Valley Community Foundation

8:45-9:15 Case Studies/Employer and Job Seeker


9:15-9:25 Alameda County's Role: A Public-Private

Partnership to Boost Employment - AC Hire Management Staff

9:25-9:40 The Foundation's Role: How Do Tri-Valley Employers 'Participate in the American Family Recovery Project? - Karen Adkison, Senior Employer Specialist, Tri-Valley Community Foundation

9:40-10:00 Q&A

To register, log on to or call the American Family Recovery Project at 925-734-5670.

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Posted by Marie
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 12, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Sounds like a great program but from what I have read the funds run out in September. This meeting is a little late.

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Jul 12, 2010 at 4:37 pm

I would have loved to have hired some help for my small business but only funding until Sept does not help at all!

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Posted by Toby Brink
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 13, 2010 at 4:47 pm

This program has been in place since February 2010. Eight employer information sessions were held earlier this year. These last two sessions are for businesses who are interested in hiring an employee for project oriented work. It is our hope that the program will be extended by the federal goverment but that is, of course, outside of our control. For futher information you can contact the Tri-Valley Community Foundation at 925-734-9965.

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Posted by Marie
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 14, 2010 at 6:16 pm


When will you know if the funds will continue?

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