Alameda County Workforce Development Board

COVID-19 Update - Employers, Job Seekers, and Workers

The Alameda County Workforce Development Boards establishes community-based programs and services to meet the needs of job seekers, workers, and businesses in Alameda County and remains diligent in working toward promoting worker and business resiliency through the COVID-19 pandemic. Job seeker and business services are being delivered virtually due to the pandemic.

Our vision is to create the best workforce development system that benefits both employers and job seekers.

Our mission is to provide employers and job seekers with universal access to tools, resources, and services that assists them with obtaining employment and business goals.

Job seekers and workers locate a service provider to get help with job searching, resume development, career coaching, interview preparation, occupational skill development for a career or transition, and several workshops to help you prepare for successful employment.

Businesses if you need assistance with hiring efforts, safe re-opening, on-the-job training programs, downsizing activities, or connection to additional business resources, please contact our Business Services Unit.

Additional links and resources can be found below. Stay connected with us by liking and following our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for daily updates on virtual job fairs, job ads, occupational training opportunities, and employer-related information as well.

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The Alameda County Workforce Development Board (ACWDB) is a 27- member employer-led oversight bodyestablished by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to oversee WIOA Title I programs in Alameda County.

ACWDB develops strategic partnerships to address workforce issues and sets local program policies in alignment with the WIOA to ensure comprehensive WIOA services for job seekersyouth, and employers.

ACWDB members represent the business community, higher education, economic development, labor, government, and community-based organizations. Board and committee meeting agendas and packets can be found on the board and committee page. Board and committee meetings are always open to the general public.

2020 was challenging, but we would like to lift up some of the ways in which we pivoted some of our strategies to respond to the disruption of the pandemic to promote the resiliency of job seekers, workers, and businesses in Alameda County. Please take a look at our Annual Accomplishments Booklet for program year 2019-2020! 

  • Tech for Good (T4G)– The Tech for Good project is a collaboration between ACWDB, Corporate e-Waste Solutions (CEWS) and Goodwill of the Greater East Bay. The project provides free, refurbished laptops for low-income residents of Alameda County. Learn how to receive a FREE laptop!
  • COVID Emergency Response Supportive Services (CERSS) Grant is available to assist laid-off workers cover the cost of housing, utility, internet expenses and more. Contact one of our Career Services Provider to get started.
  • SkillUp Alamedaprepares job seekers for FREE occupational training leading to new skills and certificates through Metrix Online. Bolster your resiliency during this time and register now! Existing participants can log-on to continue learning.

·       Employers listen-in on a recent Labor Law Update 2021 presentation that we sponsored in partnership with the California Employers Association for detailed information about: California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) updates, salary and exempt laws, workers’ compensation, and new COVID-19 reporting requirements. Access Passcode to the presentation: k*rGV#b5

·       We have partnered to bring businesses and employers a FREE hotline to answer some of your most pressing questions about hiring, paid leave, COVID-19 issues and much more! See flyer for details to get answers to your questions today!

·       Find COVID-19 resources and information at: Business COVID-19 resources.

We always look forward to partnering with organizations that align with our priorities to serve job seeker clients. Please take a moment to complete our Workforce Partnership Questionnaire, if seeking prospective partnership or requesting a Letter of Request for serving job seeker participants
Once we receive your questionnaire, we will be in contact regarding next steps. Thank you for your interest!Your content goes here