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5. Hire Employees


Don’t hesitate to invest in good staff so that they can help you grow your business more effectively. 

Understand the Basics

Hiring Extra Staff

If you need extra staff, learn the difference between hiring an independent contractor versus an employee at the State of California's page.

Hiring Employees

If you decide to hire employees, you will be required to register them for workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance. Visit the State of California page for detailed information on hiring employees



Research Wages and Trends

Find out what is going on in the Sonoma job market by taking a look at our monthly Job Market Tracker


Finding Qualified Employees

Our EDB team has been instrumental in helping to develop an effective workforce pipeline for Sonoma County employers. Our staff works collaboratively with workforce agencies throughout the County to match job seekers with relevant job openings.

  • To find qualified workers, consider Cal Jobs/Job Link, where you can research wage information and post job openings.

Services for Employers

The EDB, in partnership with Sonoma County Job Link, can help businesses tackle some of their most difficult workforce problems and connect your business to valuable support services. 

  • Workforce recruitment and retention     
  • Customized workforce trainings
  • Subsidized hiring incentives
  • Specialized hiring events

Check out our Find Employees page for more information on workforce training and incentives. Contact Heather LoBue at (707) 565-6415 or