Welcome

The Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County brings together leaders from business, economic development, education, labor, community-based organizations, and public agencies to align a variety of resources and organizations to enhance the competitiveness of the local workforce and support economic vitality in our region.

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Workforce Development Board of
Contra Costa County

4071 Port Chicago Highway, Suite 250
Concord, CA 94520
T: (925) 671-4560 / F: (925) 228-0238
E: wdb@ehsd.cccounty.us

Job Seeker Services

America’s Job Center of California / EASTBAY Works connect people with opportunities for employment. Staff at the centers can help job seekers with career planning and assessment, job training, and transition solutions to re-enter the workforce. Workshops are offered on basic computer skills, social networking, job search, résumé development, and interviewing. Please see the calendar below for workshop and assessment schedules. The centers also offer high-speed Internet access, photocopiers, fax, and telephones for use in your job search – all at no cost.

 

Contact

Phone: (925) 671-4500
Fax: (925) 646-5563

Hours

Monday through Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

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Free Online Training

  • Want to further your education, but need flexibility?
  • Need training that will make you more competitive?
  • Want to open up your career options?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, Metrix Learning and CalJOBs can help you grow!

Employer Services

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) 671-4560.

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.

Youth Services

The Workforce Development Board supports services year-round to more than 600 youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 21 who have barriers to graduating from school or launching a career. Through work experience, mentoring, academic support, and career development assistance, we help young people enter the workforce with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in a 21st-century educational and/or workplace setting.

Earn & Learn East Bay

Connecting hundreds of youth ages 16-21 to summer jobs, internships and other high-quality work-based learning experiences, such as industry-lead summer camps.

In-School Youth

For youth who are still in school, but need help in reaching their goals, Workforce Investment Act (WIA) services can be key. For information on our In-School Youth Services, contact:

Out-of-School Youth

WIA services can help youth through age 21 reach their training, education, and employment goals.  For information on our Out-of-School Youth Services, contact:

Youth Council

The Youth Council is a subcommittee of the Workforce Development Board that meets bimonthly to develop policy and create programs that meet the needs of our county’s youth. The Youth Council’s goal is to improve academic achievement and employment opportunities that lead to a self-sufficient lifestyle. Our programs build self-esteem, offer work experience, build leadership skills, and help youth reach their potential. The Youth Council meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at 300 Ellinwood Way in Pleasant Hill.

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.

Executive Committee

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.

Youth Committee

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.