Recruiting great talent gets more challenging every day. As noted recently by Bisnow, “Today’s young talent is much more concerned with a city’s lifestyle offerings than its job market. This shift in priorities has forced companies to follow the talent, investing millions in office development and expansion in the country’s leading and secondary markets — a trend that is growing in prevalence as the labor market tightens and young talent becomes more scarce.”1 And lifestyle is one of the key offerings Santa Clarita offers to both its residents and the business which choose to locate or expand in Santa Clarita. Another key tool to recruiting talent is the internship, and here again, Santa Clarita delivers for both businesses and their recruits.
Santa Clarita Valley Internships, powered by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) provides resources for both students and businesses. If you’re looking for an internship or an intern in the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV), this is the place to be!
Why work in Santa Clarita? The City is focused on expanding its business community while maintaining its quality of life. The SCV is home to five major industry clusters:
- Aerospace and Defense
- Medical Devices
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Digital Media and Entertainment
- Information Technology
Companies continue to choose to relocate to or expand in Santa Clarita, thanks to the combination of an educated workforce with great educational facilities including the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts – think Disney!), College of the Canyons, and The Masters University, supported by ongoing improvements in key infrastructure, a business friendly environment (The City of Santa Clarita has won the Eddy Award for the Most Business Friendly City in LA County twice now!), and a steady track record of ongoing economic growth. This combination of lifestyle, educated workforce and business growth supports both students seeking internships and businesses seeking great talent.
The Santa Clarita Valley Internships site provides resources for students seeking their first job, such as resume writing and interview preparation and follow-up, along with tips for making your internship successful. For businesses, the Employer Resources offers guidance on designing a good internship program to maximize the return on investment of the program for both the intern and the company.
Internships offer both the intern and the business offering the position so many benefits, including experience, knowledge and a potential job offer for the intern, and the chance to grab some great talent early on for the business. So come check out Santa Clarita and SCV Internships, and see why both businesses and their teams love it here! If you have questions, contact the SCVEDC – their business services team provides information and research supporting businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, along with coordinating networking opportunities with your peers.
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) is a unique private / public partnership representing the united effort of regional industry and government leaders. The SCVEDC utilizes an integrated approach to attracting, retaining and expanding a diversity of businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, especially those in key industry clusters, by offering competitive business services and other resources.