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The Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County offers a variety of services to help jobseekers looking for employment and career opportunities.

America’s Job Center of California / EASTBAY Works connects people with opportunities for employment. 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. 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.

The Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County offers a variety of services to help job seekers looking for employment and career opportunities. America’s Job Center of California / EASTBAY Works connects people with opportunities for training and employment.

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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
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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
  • Childcare
  • Equipment to telework
  • Other assistance

Contact Rubicon Programs, at 510-323-1104, for additional information or to apply. Download flyer in ENGLISH or SPANISH .

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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

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.

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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 can help you grow!
 
You can access free online career and technical education by registering for Metrix.
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