Department Reports

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Reports

Our office is collecting Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) data to secure funding that will assist job seekers in Alameda County impacted by job loss and displacement as a result of COVID-19. WARN Reports include information about businesses that have closed temporarily or permanently or laid off workers in Alameda County as a result of COVID-19 since July 1, 2019:

Two-Year Modified Local and Regional Plans

Two-Year Modified Local Plan 

The Alameda County Workforce Development Board's Two-Year Modified Local Plan was approved by the State Board (California Workforce Development Board) on June 19, 2019. The Two-year Modified Plan updates the initial Four-Year Local Plan from 2016. Both plans are required by the state. ACWDB staff and new partners are now working toward the implementation of new target group strategies. If you have any questions, please contact Latoya Reed at

Two-Year Modified Regional Plan 

The East Bay Regional Planning Unit was built off EASTBAY Works and is comprised of the four Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) in the East Bay region: Alameda County, City of Oakland, Contra Costa County, and the City of Richmond. Collectively, these four WDBs work as a region to develop joint regional strategies and grant opportunities, and share common operational practices.

The East Bay Regional Planning Unit 2-year Regional Plan Modification process is required by the state and the Plan can be found at EASTBAYWorks

Labor Market Reports

Find recent labor market reports to make informed decisions about enhancing workforce programs. Also, learn about our Industry Sector and Occupational Framework (ISOF), which is a visual representation or our priority sectors. 

May 2020 - Quarterly Labor Market Report -  COVID-19 Workforce Impacts 
March 2020 - Quarterly Labor Market Report 
- Featured Occupation - Engineer

December 2019 - Quarterly Labor Market Report 

May 2019 - Quarterly Labor Market Report 


December 2018 - Quarterly Labor Market Report
June 2018 - Quarterly Labor Market Report
March 2018 - Spotlight on Manufacturing 

Other Labor Market Information:

Employment Development Department:

  • The California unemployment rate shot up to 15.5 percent in April 2020, from 5.5 percent in March 2020, resulting in more than 2.3 million in job loss. Job loss in Leisure and Hospitality (hotels, accommodations, and food) were most prevalent, followed by Trade, Transportation and Utilities.
  • The Alameda County unemployment rate reached 14.1 percent in April 2020, compared to 3.9 percent in March 2020.  Job loss followed state trends with payroll reductions in Leisure and Hospitality. Unemployment was highest for the Eden Area, with the unincorporated areas surging past 20 percent.

Four-Year Local and Regional Plans 2017 through 2021

Alameda County Workforce Development Board's Four-Year Local Plan outlines current programs and initiatives, as well as strategies to enhance workforce programs from 2017 to 2021.

The East Bay Regional Planning Unit's (EBRPU) Regional Plan highlights how the four local workforce development boards will work together regionally to enhance the region's labor market. The Four-Year Regional Plan can be found at: 

Memorandum of Understanding

The Memorandum of Understanding is an agreement between the Alameda County Workforce Development Board and other mandated WIOA partners. The MOU expresses the terms that mandated partners are to establish a working relationship, as well as an agreement to share resources to serve shared clients in the workforce development system. For more information, please contact Rhonda Boykin at