To provide more job-seeking and employment-recruitment services directly to Moreno Valley residents, the Mayor and City Council have approved an agreement with federal, state and county partners to designate the City’s Business & Employment Resource Center (BERC) as a comprehensive America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC) office.

Since it opened in 2009, the Moreno Valley ERC (12625 Frederick St.) has operated as an AJCC Access Point, a satellite office for the Riverside AJCC. The ERC’s upgrade to a full-service AJCC office will make it easier for Moreno Valley job seekers and employers to access job-training, career-counseling and employment-recruitment services by providing all of them locally, without having to be referred to the Riverside AJCC.

“Despite the pandemic, the City Council and I believe it’s important to keep the ERC open to the public,” said Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley. “Ours is one of the very few Employment Resource Centers that have been open continuously since the pandemic started.”

“Congratulations to the Moreno Valley City Council for approving the transition of the City’s Employment Resource Center to become a designated America’s Job Center of California!” said Dr. Angelo Farooq, Chairman of the California Workforce Development Board. “This timely AJCC designation will help serve the growing needs of families in the broader region to secure quality job opportunities. I commend the successful collaboration between the State, County and City to streamline this process amidst the pandemic crisis.”

As it transitions to a comprehensive AJCC office, the ERC is being renamed the “Moreno Valley Business and Employment Resource Center, an America’s Job Center of California” (BERC).

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