Employment & Workforce Training

Workforce Development Center of Riverside

Workforce Development Center (WDC)


1151 Spruce Street, Riverside


The Riverside County one-stop Workforce Development Centers assist businesses and individuals with a variety of employment and job training services. Conveniently located under one roof are invaluable service providers from the Riverside County Economic Development Agency, the State Employment Development Department, Department of Rehabilitation, Riverside County GAIN Program and many more partners. There are four Workforce Development Centers located throughout the County in Riverside, Temecula, Hemet, and Indio. 

Workforce Development Center @ Temecula/Murrieta
30135 Technology Drive
Murrieta CA, 92563
951-304-5900 TTY: 951-304-5796
HOURS: M-TH 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Workforce Development Center @ Hemet
749 North State Street
Hemet, CA 92543
951-791-3500 TTY: 951-765-1761
HOURS: M-TH 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Employment Training Panel (ETP)
www.etp.ca.gov   (916) 327-5262

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) is a business and labor program to retrain workers. ETP funds training that meet the needs of employers for skilled workers and the needs of workers for good long-term jobs. This employer-supported training is for new workers and retraining workers in danger of being laid off as a result of technological advancements in the workplace and because of foreign and domestic competition. ETP also funds training for unemployed workers.

  • The program is funded by the Employment Training Tax paid by California employers, and targets firms threatened by out-of-state and international competition.
  • Since its inception in 1983, the ETP program has provided over $1 billion to train more than 660,000 workers in over 60,000 California companies.
  • Employers match training funds awarded by ETP for training existing workers, making these projects true public-private partnerships.

Riverside County Economic Development Agency

EDA Workforce Development can assist or assume your employee recruitment and training efforts. EDA Workforce Development professionals will: 

    * Analyze your human resource needs
    * Develop hiring criteria 
    * Advertise for your employee recruitment
    * Screen, test, assess applicants
    * Provide training programs
    * Conduct new employee orientations

Not only are these service free of charge, in many instances businesses are eligible for additional savings. If locating in an Enterprise Zone, businesses may receive state tax credits of up to $19,110 per eligible employee over a five-year period. Exact amounts are calculated on a percentage of the employee's hourly pay.

Regional Occupational Programs (ROP)

The ROP program offers career preparation training to high school and adult students. Classes are a combination of classroom instruction and on-the-job training taught by professionals. ROP is offered through the: Riverside County Regional Occupational Program (951) 826-6450 or www.rcoe.k12.ca.us  and Temecula Valley Unified School District (951) 676-2661 or www.tvusd.k12.ca.us