Business Assistance

Employment Assistance

Business Solutions
The Carson One-Stop Career Center is committed to providing a convenient resource center for both employers and job seekers. Our motto is simple: help people find good jobs and help companies find good people. Our services include employer recruitment, assistance with candidate screening and selection, job placement and training - just to name a few.
We are located in the Carson City Hall:

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
Tel: (310) 952-1762

Our hours of operation are Monday through Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Carson One-Stop Career Center provides an array of FREE services designed specifically for your business. We can help you find the best employees! If you need assistance with recruitment or have a current job opening, we encourage you to contact us via phone, email or fax. You may also complete and fax a job order to (310) 233-4886 or call (310) 233-4888 to receive assistance. Contact us today to work with one of our Employment Specialists who will assist you in finding the ideal professional for your company.

Business Solutions for Employers:
  • Applicant Testing and Screening
  • Computerized Job Match System
  • On-site facility for applicant interviews
  • On-The-Job-Training
  • Labor Market Information- Includes information on Careers, the economy, analysis & trends, occupational employment & wages and unemployment rates & labor force.
  • WOTC Tax Credit-The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal hiring incentive for companies that employ individuals from the following target populations: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) - recipients, Veterans, Ex-Felons, SSI Recipients, High-Risk Youth, Vocational Rehabilitation referrals, Youth Employment program participants and food stamp recipients.

Employers who hire their employees through the program may be eligible for Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC). Some positions may qualify for cash reimbursements through the On-the-Job Training Program (OJT), which pays for up to 50% of an employee's salary. Employer reimbursements vary from 320-440 hours depending on the type and length of training required. On-the-job training provides an employer the opportunity to hire a slightly qualified candidate to train according to your job specifications.

This list contains companies that maintain local operations within the community and have used the Career Center.

  • BP Refinery
  • Shell Oil Co.
  • FedEx
  • IKEA
  • Honda
  • Nissan
  • Toyota
  • Target
  • Albertsons
  • South Bay Pavilion @ Carson
  • Yoplait
  • Double Tree Hotel

The Carson Career Center has services that can be designed to meet your business needs. We can provide assistance if you are downsizing or relocating your business through the Rapid Response Program. At no charge to the employer, the Carson Career Center, the South Bay Workforce Investment Board, (SBWIB) Rapid Response team provides information and referrals to employees on unemployment and medical insurance, job search services and community resources. In some instances, Rapid Response may be able to help avert layoffs and business closures.

We offer resources for organizational and leadership training to help you retain and develop your staff, establish a mentoring program or explore opportunities for community partnerships and collaboration.

Financing Assistance

L.A. County Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ)
L.A. County Community Development Commission

900 S Fremont Avenue Annex 3rd Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803-1331
Tel: (626) 458-3523

Could you use a million dollars?

Just show us how you can make a substantial increase in the recyclable materials employed in your manufacturing process and you could be eligible for a low interest loan. Upgrade your equipment, purchase or lease buildings, hire more people, improve your cash flow. This flexible loan program can help you build your business while reducing solid waste in our landfills.

The loan program can fund a maximum of 75% of costs directly attributed to an eligible project up to a maximum of $2 million whichever is less. For real estate purchases, only $1 million is available. The interest rate is currently 4.0 percent.


Los Angeles County RMDZ:

Los Angeles Economic Development Corp:


Advantage CDC Certified Development Corporation
11 Golden Shore, Suite 630
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 983-7450

The Long Beach Area CDC is a private, non-profit corporation, licensed and certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide low-cost, long-term SBA loans to assist eligible small businesses in the Long Beach area, including Carson.

The CDC provides financing for:

  • Land & building acquisition
  • New construction
  • Renovation, modernization & restoration
  • Acquisition of machinery and equipment

CDC's financing terms include:

  • Amounts of up to 90% of the total project cost
  • Projects in excess of $125,000 up to several million dollars
  • Terms up to 25 years

Banks and Other Financial Institutions

Credit Unions
Mortgages / Loans


American International Bank
22000 Avalon Blvd.
(310) 522-5555

Bank Of America
(outside the South Bay Pavilion at Carson)
870 East Del Amo Blvd
Carson CA 90746
(310) 884-1870

Bank of America
180 E Carson St
Carson CA 90745

Chase Bank
20710 Avalon Blvd, Carson
(310) 538-1461

Chase Bank
104 E Sepulveda Blvd, Carson
(310) 513-7050

Merchants Bank of California, N.A.
One Civic Plaza Drive
(310) 549-4350

East West Bank
22008 Avalon Blvd Carson, CA 90745
(310) 984-1361

Wells Fargo Bank
18005 Avalon Blvd.
(310) 516-6900

Credit Unions

Harbor Federal Credit Union
1 Civic Plaza Drive
(310) 816-0440

Prosperity Credit Union
1939 E Carson Street
(310) 549-2622

Check Cashing Services

Ace Cash Express
23914 Avalon Blvd.
(310) 518-7040

Advance America
114 West Carson Street, Carson
(310) 518-4886
280 East Sepulveda Blvd, Carson
(310) 830-4960

Checkchangers Of California
198 E Carson Street
(310) 549-3790

Check'n Go
22005 Avalon Blvd #F, Carson
(310) 518-7600

Check Into Cash Advance Centers
23561 Avalon Blvd, Carson
(310) 816-0047

Check Cashing Payday Advance
600 West Sepulveda Blvd, Carson
(310) 830-9891

Nix Check Cashing
20238 Avalon Blvd, Carson
(310) 532-5885

Payday Advance
20771 S Avalon Blvd, Carson
(310) 523-1600

Mortgages / Loans

First Choice Real Estate
20620 Leapwood Ave.
(213) 770-4708

Home Realty & Loans
520 E Carson Plaza Court
(310) 329-2909

Technical Assistance

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Hosted by El Camino College

13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 973-3177

Let the El Camino College SBDC assist you with expanding your business, or starting a new business!

We provide:

  • In-depth, one-on-one business consulting with a business expert at no charge
  • No cost/low cost workshops and training seminars on a variety of business topics such as Quickbooks.
  • How to Write a Business Plan, Funding for Your Business and more
  • Assistance with applying for business loans and loan packaging at no charge
  • Special programs/no-cost consulting for procurement and government contracting

Consulting appointments are available at the Carson City Hall. Call 310-973-3177 for more information or visit

California Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC)
690 Knox Street Suite 200
Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 263-3060

The CMTC assists small and medium sized manufacturers increase sales, reduce costs, increase capital formation, shrink inventories, comply with environmental regulations, reduce scrap and rework, create new jobs, and boost profits.

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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