Saturday, September 24, 2016


This WIOA Title I, financially assisted program or activity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and/or Program.  More information is available on the Notices page.

Auxiliary Aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities, call (831) 454-4117

Workforce Santa Cruz County

Workforce Santa Cruz County (WFSCC) is a partnership of local organizations that serve job seekers and businesses in the community and offers four (4) conveniently located Career Centers plus workforce services resource.

WFSCC's network of Career Centers offer an array of no cost services for businesses, employees, and job seekers. Workforce Santa Cruz County is overseen by the Workforce Development Board of Santa Cruz County (WDB Santa Cruz County).

Services for Business

  • On-the-Job Training: Up to 3-6 month reimbursement of trainee’s salary to place job seekers in permanent, full-time employment.
  • Applicant Recruitment & Screening to help your business fill its open jobs.
  • Employee Retention Services: A confidential service through the Small Business Development Center to assist business to keep doors open and retain employees.
  • Training Existing Staff funds to cover the costs to train existing employees.
  • Referrals to partner services.
  • Additional recruitment and retention services are available at CalJOBS.

Services for Job Seekers

(Some may require eligibility for a specific organization and/or program.)
  • Career Counseling to help you secure your next job;
  • Online job postings;
  • Occupational training in high demand occupations with projected job growth;
  • On-the-Job training;
  • Online training;
  • Labor market information;
  • Self-service computers for job search;
  • Job search workshops;
  • Access to EDD Unemployment Insurance phone lines.

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.

Job Postings and Program Updates

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