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.
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
To register, log on to http://amfamproject.tvcfoundation.org or call the American Family Recovery Project at 925-734-5670.