Stanislaus County Spotlight
" From 2013 to 2018, jobs  increased by 12.6%  in Stanislaus County, CA from 188,704 to  212,479 . This change  outpaced the national growth rate of 8.5% by 4.1% .."
Population (2018)
Jobs (2018)
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Centrally located within California, Stanislaus County is the affordable, strategic choice of many dynamic industries including agriculture, food processing, packaging, advanced manufacturing, information technology and logistics. Stanislaus County is home to E&J Gallo Winery, Bronco Winery, Del Monte, Frito Lay, Foster Farms, ConAgra Brands, Blue Diamond Growers, Pacific Southwest Container, Stanislaus Food Products, Boyd Corporation, Bell-Carter Packaging, Plastipak, Georgia Pacific, International Paper and many others.

The county’s vibrant communities offer competitive wages, strong quality of life and convenient connectivity due to their location along both State Route 99 and I-5 and proximity to the two largest Class 1 Railroads in the country, the Union Pacific and BNSF." Recent investments made in K-12 CTE and post-secondary job training programs ensure a qualified and highly skilled workforce.

Ag Tech is an emerging cluster in Stanislaus County. In 2019, Stanislaus held their first Ag Tech Summit. Check out the video below to see this growing industry!
2019 Ag Tech Summit – Adapt or Die
Opportunity Zones  are the newest tool in Economic Development - offering tax incentives for investments in targeted census tracts. Investments made through special funds in these zones are allowed to defer or eliminate capital gains taxes. Click below:
The VOLT Institute ’s mission is to train high-quality candidates to enter the workforce with skills that are in demand by industries in the Central Valley Region. Our motto is “By Business, For Business, At the Speed of Business. The VOLT Institute is based on the core values of respect, a strong work ethic, trust, honesty, and lifelong learning. The vision is to impact the community by assisting businesses with the provision of a stable and educated workforce pipeline.

Shovel Ready and BTS Sites Stanislaus County is home to some of California’s most vibrant companies. Stanislaus County offers a strategic location, solid infrastructure, affordable utilities, a quality workforce and training programs. Its core industries include agriculture, manufacturing, health care, and warehousing, and it is fast emerging as the agriculture-technology hub of the state. Shovel-ready sites are waiting to accommodate projects of all sizes and assistance is available for growth and expansion. 

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Stanislaus County Business Assistance
Stanislaus County's Workforce Development offers a myriad of resources to assist the job seeker in his or her search for gainful employment. If you are looking for work, changing careers, or exploring new career options, Workforce Development is your single point of access to a network of employment, training, and educational programs available in Stanislaus County.
We provide effective and customized services to businesses in the Stanislaus Country area. Our highly trained and dedicated team can provide your business with many valuable services including:
  • Customized Recruitment Events
  • Job Postings
  • Applicant Screening Services
  • On-The-Job Training (OJT) Program- Up to 50% wage reimbursement
  • Employer Requested WorkKeys Assessments
  • Labor Market Information
  • Business Trends and Analysis
  • Business Related Resources
  • Layoff Aversion Assistance

Contact Us Today!
Opportunity Stanislaus
1625 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: 209-422-6420
County Spotlight distributed by:
Jennifer Faughn
California Central Valley EDC
Sponsored by:
Central California Workforce Collaborative (CCWC)
Central/Mother Lode Regional Consortium