Alameda County Workforce Development Board

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

The Alameda County Workforce Development Board (ACWDB) establishes community-based workforce development programs in partnership with local area service providers to meet the needs of job seekers and workers in Alameda County. Business services are also available and provided by in-house by ACWDB’s Business Services Unit. It is our goal to help job seekers, workers, and businesses remain resilient 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.

Services for Job Seekers and Workers

  • Adults and Laid-off Workers, locate a service provider near you to prepare for career, transition to another career, build new skills, and find employment opportunities.
  • Youth and Young Adults, locate a service provider to access school and career support, learn new skills, and gain work experience.

Services for Businesses
  • Employers seeking assistance with hiring efforts, safe re-opening, subsidized 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 FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn for daily updates on virtual job fairs, job ads, occupational training opportunities, and employer-related information as well.

More Questions? Contact us!

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! 

We are pleased to announce the release of our Initial Four-Year Local Plan Draft (Accessible) and East Bay Regional Planning Unit (EBRPU) Four-Year Regional Plan (Accessible).

30-day Public Comment Period:
Fulfilling requirements of the State Board, both plans are now open for public comment. Please see details below for instructions for locating both plans and submitting public comments:

  • Public comment is being accepted through April 19, 2021 for the EBRPU Four-Year Regional Plan. If you would like to submit comments regarding the EBRPU’s Four-Year Regional Plan, please submit directly to: regionalplancommentebrpu@gmail.com.
  • Public comment is being accepted through April 16, 2021 for ACWDB's Initial Four-Year Local Plan Draft. If you would like to submit comments regarding ACWDB’s Initial Four-Year Local Plan Draft, please submit directly to: alacoworkforce@gmail.com.
  • 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!

  • 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.
  • (NEW) Getting Your Employees Back to Work webinar was hosted by Alameda County Workforce Development Board featuring the California Employers Association (CEA).  In this webinar, businesses can find valuable labor law insights on:
    • Vaccine considerations
    • Steps to approaching restarting operations
    • Wage and hour reminders
    • New 2021 labor laws, including SB95 and Paid Sick Leave

     Access passcode to the webinar: 8.Qk*gxY

  • 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!

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