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In order to comply with state requirements for COVID-19, our upcoming in-person, Breakfast Seminar's have been changed to online Zoom Meetings. Our online events will be free to all members and just $25.00 for all non-members. Scroll down for more information on our upcoming events and to sign-up. 

The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council in partnership with the Employment Development Department presents

Seminar Breakfast Series 2020

Join us for our monthly Breakfast Seminar Series. Experts from our Contra Costa Business community offer valuable insights and information about the challenges facing employers in our state. 

Seminar Schedule 2020

See below for details and registration

(Usually) 3rd Thursday each month 8:00 am to 10:30 am

Concord Clarion Hotel - 1050 Burnett Ave, Concord

Members: $45   Guests: $75

Member Benefits:

Special Member pricing for our Seminar Breakfast Series including complimentary tickets to the end of the year Member Appreciation Breakfast. That's a 40% savings! Membership is only $95 per year for an individual membership and $125 for a Corporate Membership - Bring up to 5 employees at the member rate.

Seminar Breakfast Series

Schedule of Events and Speaker Information

Upcoming events

    • 25 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (PDT)
    • Zoom Webinar

    Representatives from the region Employment Development Department and the Workforce Development Board will be on hand at the June 25th Seminar to talk about:

    1. Trending services during this pandemic
    2. Support services to Employers from the EDD – Claims, Taxes, Hiring
    3. Employer services coming from the Workforce Development Board - HR Hotline, talent development, and more.
    4. What questions do you want answered by the EDD and WDB – please email your questions by June 5th, to  (Questions not received by June 5th may be answered separately after the Seminar).

    Our speakers include:

    Patience Odofu

    Patience staffs the Business and Economic Development Committee and supports business and economic development activities. Her priority work at this time is helping businesses and the community with access to resources during COVID-19.  Patience also worked for Alameda County and the City of San Jose Workforce Boards in Business Services. She is a Realtor and has worked for top new home builders in the Bay Area since 2002.

    Patience is very active in the community. She is a member of the City of San Ramon Economic Development Committee, Board Member with Concord Chamber of Commerce, was an Executive Board Member with San Ramon Chamber of Commerce, where she chaired the Workforce and Economic Development Workgroup. She is a member of the California Association for Local and Economic Development (CALED), East Bay Leadership Council’s (EBLC), Business Task Force and East Bay Economic Development Alliance (EBEDA) Directors Council.

    Patience has a BS in Mass Communication and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from California State University – East Bay. She is a graduate of the California Workforce Association Executive Boot Camp. CALED Keys to Economic Development Certificate Program and in Leadership Contra Costa Program.

    Loretta Bisio

    Program Manager

    Employment Development Department – Workforce Services Branch.

    Loretta leads a team of staff to offer the many EDD Workforce Programs in our America’s Job Center of California, to name a few: the Business Services Program for employers that include Work Opportunity Tax Credits, the Bonding Program, CalJOBS labor exchange, and of course staff support for the Employer Advisory Council.

    In addition she oversees the Veteran Program, the Experience Unlimited Job Club for Professionals, and more, and is proud to work with our community partners such as the CCWORKS and Senior Program and many more partner agencies that have the same common goal/interest:  To enhance employer business & hiring needs and the employability of our job seekers in our communities by offering a MENU of services from all our Workforce Partners!

      • 23 Jul 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (PDT)
      • Zoom Webinar

      Governor Newsom has recently allowed many industries to begin opening, with restrictions, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before reopening, all facilities must perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan.  Make sure you have covered all of the bases in bringing your teams back into your workplace.  You don’t want your company to launch the next hotspot or be part of a second surge.  We’ll make it easy to ensure you are doing it right!

      Join safety expert James Boretti to learn more about: 

      • Cal/OSHA: recording COVID cases, reporting to Cal/OSHA
      • Workers Compensation: alignment with Cal/OSHA and the importance of accident investigation
      • Prevention Measures: things to consider when opening for business (i.e., risk assessing, updating relevant programs and trainings, changes to the workplace for safety, etc.)
      • What to include in your safety and social distancing plan
      • Avoid unnecessary Cal/OSHA fines

      Our speaker:

      James Boretti, CSP

      President/CEO of BORETTI, INC.

      With over 33 years of experience, James has an extensive background in the field of Occupational Safety & Health. James is President of Boretti, Inc., a professional Safety, Health and Environmental firm providing a broad range of technical and business safety solutions. He has successfully consulted with an array of clients an industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, television, construction, and agricultural environments. His efforts have resulted in measurable, improved operational efficiency and productivity, lowered insurance rates, reduced claims frequency, and OSHA compliance.

      • 24 Sep 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM (PDT)
      • Concord Clarion Hotel

      • 22 Oct 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM (PDT)
      • Concord Clarion Hotel


    The CCCEAC is your connection to information about employment and workforce development. The CCCEAC has been in partnership with the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) since 1980. 

    • Provides to all employers, low-cost, timely seminars on topics such as employment law, workforce development, human resource practices, and professional development. 
    • Works with the EDD to promote regulations, policies, and procedures that are business friendly. 
    • Provides connections between employers, other EACs, and the EDD at the local and state level. 
    • Partners with the Workforce Development Board on hiring talent, and leveraging resources. 
    • Notifies employers about pending legislation that may impact them. 
    • Provides employer representation on state-level panels, boards, and advisory groups. 

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