The South Bay Workforce Investment Board

The South Bay WIB provides No Cost Business and Employment services

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We Offer No Cost Business &
Employment Services


The South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) provides human resource services at no cost to business and manages many labor programs to keep people employed in the South Bay.

The board serves eleven (11) cities located in southwest Los Angeles County, including Hawthorne, Inglewood, Gardena, Carson, Lawndale, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Lomita and Torrance. The board is comprised of 54 members representing business, labor, education, economic development, the One-Stop partners and other local workforce system stakeholders. The SBWIB embraces comprehensive strategies to meet the needs of business for a skilled workforce, while creating opportunities for workers to prepare for and enter into well-paid careers.

"The SBWIB helps businesses improve their bottom line by reducing recruitment and training expenses, while increasing employee retention and productivity. The SBWIB is a great resource for finding local employees"
- Jan Vogel, Executive Director

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  • 136,520
    Individuals Served Fiscal Yr 15/16
  • 11
    South Bay Cities Served
  • 4
    One Stop Career Centers

Key Figures

Individuals Served Fiscal Yr 15/16
South Bay Cities Served
One Stop Career Centers

Business Services

The SBWIB serves (11) cities in the South Bay located in southwest Los Angeles County which include Hawthorne, Inglewood, Gardena, Carson, Lawndale, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Lomita and Torrance.

Employee Recruiting Services

Send us a job description and we will recruit for the position, screen the candidate and send you a qualified applicant to interview at no cost.

  • We can develop Recruitment Strategies for your business
  • Design recruiting events for new employees
  • Publicize available positions
  • Identify required Skills for the job opening
  • Provide skills testing, i.e. typing tests for job applicants
  • Screen resumes and applications
  • Do reference and background checks on prospective employees

Financial Incentives

  • Business Tax incentives
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Grants
  • Available tax credits

Workforce Development

  • New Hire and & Incumbent Worker Training
  • On the Job Training
  • Classroom Training
  • Microsoft software Training

Specialized Business Resources

  • Labor Market Trends
  • Layoff Aversion Strategies
  • Business Consulting
  • Outplacement and Career Transition Services

Blog Talk Radio

Listen to Chris Cagle discussing the services at the South Bay Workforce Investment Board and the features of the regional business portal website.


Subsidized Labor Programs

The Transitional Subsidized Employment Program (TSE)

If you plan to permanently hire a minimum wage employee in a position where there is an opportunity to learn a new job skill and the employee is hired through the South Bay Workforce Investment Board, we can provide a reimbursement for a portion of their wages during the 8-10 month program. We are able pay 100% of the wages for the trainee during the first 4 months, then during the next 4 months we can reimburse the employer $350-$550 a month, depending on how many hours the employee works. For non profits and government entities we can pay 100% of the wages for a full 10 months!

TSE Program for Private Business: Download Flyer

TSE Program for Government and Non-Profits: Download Flyer

On-the-Job Training (OJT) Agreement WIA

If you plan to hire someone in the $11-$20 an hour range and there is opportunity to teach the employee something new, and you hire through us, we can cover 75% of the salary during the first 12-16 weeks to offset training costs.

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Both of the programs above start with employees that are already enrolled in our programs. Although, once in a while for the 2nd program above we can take a person that is referred to us, but they would need to be qualified before they can be enrolled.

Other Programs

One Stop Business and Career Centers – contact one these locations to access our no cost services for business and job seekers. 


1220 Engracia Ave

Torrance, CA 90501

(310) 680-3830


110 South La Brea Avenue

Inglewood, CA 90301

(310) 680-3700


801 E. Carson St., Suite 117

Carson, CA 90745

(310) 952-1762


16801 South Western Avenue

Gardena, CA 90247

(310) 538-7070

  • Internships
  • Apprenticeship program
  • Blueprint for success
  • Teen Centers
  • Software Training for employees and job seekers
  • Customized training programs for employees
  • Assistance with applying for grants
  • Tax credit opportunities
  • Small business development services

The SBWIB also provides layoff planning with employment counselors trained in HR management

  • Crisis management
  • On site counselors
  • Layoff aversion solutions
  • Job Fairs for dislocated workers

Teen Centers

Hawthorne Teen Center (Youth Services Only)

3901 El Segundo Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250

Phone: 1-310-970-7001 / Fax 1-310-675-1877

Hours:  Monday – Friday 2pm – 6pm

CYS – Centinela Youth Services


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