Volume 45 | November 13 - 17, 2017
City Rewards Businesses for Hiring MoVal Grads
The City of Moreno Valley provides funds to local businesses that hire Moreno Valley residents who have recently graduated from educational or training programs. Through the Hire a MoVal Grad program, the City awards participating businesses a $1,000 stipend for each graduate hired. The program makes it easy for businesses to hire local residents and receive stipends for up to 5 new hires. 

Although businesses are already signing up, funds are still available on a first come, first-served basis. The program will provide $50,000 over the course of the year, with a maximum award of $5,000 per local business. The Hire a MoVal Grad program runs through June 30, 2018.

Eligible businesses must maintain a City of Moreno Valley business license. Business participants are required to hire a Moreno Valley resident who has received a degree or certificate from an accredited college, university, vocational school or have completed a Career Technical Education curriculum (no fewer than three courses) through the Riverside County Office of Education within the past two years. New hires must work for the employer a minimum of six months, working 35 hours per week or more before the business is eligible to apply for the incentive.

Hire a MoVal Grad applications and further information is available on the City's website at  www.moval.org/hiremoval.
City Encourages Community to Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful
The City officially launched two programs to help reduce litter and improve the appearance of our community. Now, organizations, businesses, and volunteers can Adopt-a-Road or Sponsor-a-Street to help keep Moreno Valley beautiful.

Adopt-a-Road Program:
  • Volunteers remove litter from adopted segments a minimum of six (6) times per year
  • Volunteers receive safety training, materials, and supplies
  • Eight (8) segments are available for adoption throughout the City
  • Sign recognition for volunteers in residential areas

Sponsor-a-Street Program:
  • Sponsors fund Adopt-a- Highway litter removal services through annual renewable contracts, ranging from $1,020 to $1,980 in annual charges for periodic litter removal
  • No sponsor enrollment/initiation fee
  • 16 segments are available for sponsorship throughout the City
  • Sign recognition for sponsors in commercial areas
  • Interested sponsors should call Adopt-a- Highway at 800-499- 2367

The Adopt-a- Road and Sponsor-a- Street programs support the City’s Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful program through the promotion of an active and engaged community where we work together to beautify our shared environment.

If you would like to help Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful by becoming part of the Adopt-a-Road or Sponsor-a-Street programs, visit www.moval.org/kmvb or contact the Recycling Program at 951.413.3109.
City Seeks Performers for Snow Day and Tree Lighting Ceremony
The City of Moreno Valley is seeking applications from performers to participate in the City’s Annual Snow Day and Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event will take place on Saturday, December 2nd at the Conference and Recreation Center located at 14075 Frederick Street from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Participants are welcome to perform a song, drama act, or dance. Song selections and performances must be festive and appropriate for the community. Participants are not guaranteed to perform until approved.

If you are interested in performing at Moreno Valley's Annual Snow Day and Tree Lighting Ceremony , please visit www.moval.org/holidays  or call the Parks and Community Services Department at 951.413.3280.
Amazon Hosts 3-Day Hiring Event at the Employment Resource Center
Earn extra money this season while adding the Amazon smile to your resume. Amazon is hiring associates for seasonal positions. Amazon offers weekly pay, flexible/predictable work schedules and opportunities for overtime.
  • November 17-18 | 8 am – 3 pm
  • November 20 | 8 am – 3 pm
Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center
12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3, Moreno Valley, CA
200 spots available per day! First come, first served. Bring identification to complete an I-9 form.
Benefits include:
  • Health care benefits
  • Weekly Pay
  • Competitive Pay
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible work hours
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to lift up to 49 pounds

Learn more about the latest Amazon opportunities and apply at:  amazon.com/movaljobs .
Stay up to date with hiring events in Moreno Valley by joining the Hire MoVal Job Seekers list at  www.moval.org/erc  or visit us at the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center (ERC) located at 12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3, for job resources like resume help, interview workshops and job search assistance. Find your Future at the ERC! Se habla Español.
Pets of the Week
Each week the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter highlights a cat and a dog available for adoption in the hopes of finding them a forever home.

This week's Pets of the Week are Gus and Gracie.

Gus (#A479927) is a good-natured and well mannered three-year-old Terrier mix who needs a friend to show him the affection he deserves.

Gracie (#A479950) is a cute and playful two-year-old domestic short-hair cat who is a big fan of love and attention.

Watch the Pets of the Week video  here .

Please visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter located at 14041 Elsworth Street to inquire about adopting Gus, Gracie or other pets in search of lifelong companions.

Call the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790 or visit the City’s website for more information about pet adoption.
Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.