The Workforce Development Board is proud to provide a variety of quality business services to companies in the East Bay interested in expanding their workforce.
- Access to qualified job seekers
- Customized recruitment events for companies
- Skills assessment for new hires and existing employees
- Financial assistance for training new hires
- Assistance with identifying tax credits for new hires
- Access to Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance information and labor market data through EDD
- Information about specialized job fairs and business trade shows
- Outplacement services for businesses that are downsizing or closing
- Connections to small-business assistance
For additional information about the services above, please contact the WDB by email or phone at (925) 602-6800.
Small Business Development Center
The Contra Costa Small Business Development Center (SBDC), hosted by the Workforce Development Board, delivers individualized advising and training to business owners, the self-employed and emerging entrepreneurs seeking assistance in starting, growing or managing their operations. The Center partners with myriad organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to support the small businesses community of Contra Costa. To learn more about current programs and events, please visit Contra Costa SBDC.
Board and Committees
The Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County is a unique public/private partnership providing oversight for federally funded workforce programs in Contra Costa County, excluding the City of Richmond. The Board brings together private sector leaders, economic development, public agencies, education, labor, and community-based organizations to focus on local and regional workforce development and related community issues.
The primary objective of the WDB Executive Committee is to support system alignment, service integration, and continuous improvement, using data to support evidence-based policy making. The Executive Committee generally meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 300 Ellinwood Way in Pleasant Hill.
Business & Economic Development (BED) Committee
The primary objective of the Business & Economic Development (BED) Committee is to meet the workforce needs of high-demand sectors of the local and regional economies. The BED Committee generally meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 300 Ellinwood Way in Pleasant Hill.
The primary objective of the WDB Youth Council is to increase the number of high school students, with emphasis on at-risk youth and those from low-income communities, who graduate prepared for postsecondary vocational training, further education, and/or a career. The Youth Council generally meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 300 Ellinwood Way in Pleasant Hill.