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 and learn about our FREE HR hotline, available to help employers with questions about re-opening protocols, HR laws, and more!
Additional links and resources can be found below. Stay connected with us by liking and following our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, 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 body, established 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 seekers, youth, 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).
- We offer a FREE HR hotline to answer any questions employers have about re-opening protocols, HR laws, and more! Learn more by watching this informative video from the California Employers Association. See flyer for contact information.
- (NEW) – COVID Conversation to learn about California’s re-opening and new state employer requirements. Register now for this upcoming webinar on July 15, 2021, from 12pm-1pm PDT
- In our webinar series with the California Employers Association, learn about Hiring Right the First Time to learn about new HR laws and tips for identifying talent to meet your business needs. Use access passcode
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- 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
- Find COVID-19 resources and information at: Business COVID-19 resources.