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Workforce Development Board

Through regional collaborative efforts, the Workforce Development Board (WDB) of Humboldt County brings together community members from the private sector, local government, non-profits, labor unions, education, and public agencies to:

  • Catalyze

     leadership to collaborate and focus attention on Target industry needs, particularly preparing a skilled workforce for successful careers in those Target industries.
  • Demonstrate

     and articulate the career pathways of demand occupations in the Target industries to youth and adults. Increase the number of high school students who graduate prepared for post-secondary vocational training, further education and/or a career with advancement opportunities in the Target industries. Focus on at-risk youth and those from low income communities. Enroll 90% of adults in training that leads to employment in demand occupations in the Target industries.
  • Support 

    system alignments, service integration, and continuous improvement in the utilization of Target industry data for evidence-based strategic planning, policy-making, and deployment of resources within the greater workforce system, as well as guidance for youth and adult job seekers and employers.

Mission Statement

Bringing together resources that meet employer and employee needs, to advance the prosperity of our communities.

Purpose

Through regional collaborative efforts, the Workforce Development Board of Humboldt County brings together community members from:

  • Education
  • Labor unions
  • Local government
  • Non-profits
  • The private sector
  • Public agencies

Proud Partners

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) oversees the one-stop workforce system, and The Job Market has been a key component of that system in Humboldt County since 1999. At The Job Market, job seekers and employers can access the services and support of over thirty collaborative workforce partners. The partner’s three main focal points are workforce preparation, economic development, and School-to-Career.

Employer Advantages

Employers may take advantage of:

  • Employee training programs
  • Hiring incentives
  • Labor market information
  • The meeting rooms
  • Small business development information
  • View job seekers’ resumes and post job openings in the CalJOBS database at no cost

Job Seeker Advantages

Job seekers may:

  • Attend workshops
  • Meet with vocational counselors
  • Pick up job listings
  • Use computers for job searches
The Job Market
America's Job Center of California