Our vision is that every job seeker, every young adult, and every business has the chance to achieve equity and live a high quality of life in our beautiful community of Contra Costa County.
When job seekers need new skills or want a more secure, in-demand career path, our career centers, America’s Job Center of California/EASTBAY Works, offer employment and workforce services, occupational skills training, and educational programs to help you move ahead in life.
Staff at the centers can help jobseekers 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.
Jobseekers Ages 16-24 (Youth)
The Workforce Development Board supports services year-round to youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who have barriers to graduating from school, finding a job or launching a career. Young Adults looking for a career or employment can receive help through intensive case management, training services, educational programs, and supportive services. 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.
We Specialize in Promptly Serving Jobseekers with Greater Need
Do you qualify for Priority of Service? Please let us know if you:
- Have a disability
- Are low income or receive public assistance
- Have experienced involvement in the justice system
- Are a veteran or are the spouse of a veteran
- Have any other barrier to education or employment
Was your income impacted by COVID-19?
You may be eligible for one-time financial assistance. Eligible individuals may include those who are:
- Laid off or had hours reduced
- Not able to work due to COVID-19 school/childcare closures
- Unable to telework due to lack of equipment or technology
- Unable to work because you or your family member were high risk for contracting COVID-19
You could be reimbursed or receive assistance towards paying for:
- Housing and utilities
- Equipment to telework
- Other assistance
Basic Career Services
Basic services are self-directed and require only registration in CalJOBS. Staff may offer minor assistance in the Resource Room or facilitation in a workshop.
- Internet job search
- Phones, copiers, fax
- Job search workshops (resumes, interviews, networking)
- Basic computer classes
- Labor market information
- Resource library
Individualized services allow for one-on-one work with a career coach and require enrollment in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.
- Career coaching
- Skills assessments
- Needs-based funding for job training
- On-the-job training opportunities
- Job search assistance
- Networking opportunities
- Skills upgrade
- Skills certification (fees may apply)
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.
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?