Sunday, August 28, 2016


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Workforce Development Board of Santa Cruz


The Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Santa Cruz County brings together the business and education communities, local government, and residents of Santa Cruz County to:

Identify Issues

Identify local and regional workforce issues and create practical solutions;

Identify Changes

Keep its finger on the pulse of changes in occupations and the local and regional labor markets;

Manage Employment Services

Responsibly manage the employment services funded by the federal Workforce Investment Act, to train and deploy workers, retrain employees who have been laid off and help all workers gain the skills they need to enter and prosper in the labor market.

About the WIB Board of Directors

Comprised of local business leaders, educational leaders, elected officials, and community based organization leaders, the WIB oversees the services of Workforce Santa Cruz County. The WIB is dedicated to help Santa Cruz jobseekers access the tools they need to manage their careers and to help local employers find the skilled workers they need to compete and succeed.

News and Events

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plan

Approved by the Economic Development Administration May 28, 2015. View the CEDS Plan.

Labor Market Snapshot

  • Month: June 2016
  • Unemployment Rate: 6.3%
  • Labor Force: 147,900
  • Employed: 138,500
  • Unemployed: 9,400
  • More Information

Job Growth Projections

View the 2014-16 Report by the Workforce Investment Board.

High Demand Jobs>

View the 2014-16 Report to explore occupations with the best job growth over the next few years.

Virtual Career Network

Visit the Virtual Career Network to explore healthcare careers.

Good Prospects

Visit Good Prospects for an online network for job seekers.

Job Postings and Program Updates

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