Featured Workforce Initiatives

High Roads Training Partnerships

Addresses questions of income inequality, economic competitiveness, and climate change through regional strategies designed to support economically and environmentally resilient communities across the state.

CAAL Skills

An interagency and multi-departmental data-sharing and program evaluation initiative that uses detailed information from federal and state-funded workforce, education, and human services programs to measure participation and associated outcomes for program participants.

High Road Construction Careers

Invests in partnerships and projects that link local building and construction trades councils to workforce boards, community colleges, and community-based organizations to create pathways to quality construction careers.

Regional CA

Work to stimulate economic growth, create jobs and build the talent needed to increase income mobility and regional prosperity through collaboration among multiple workforce systems and bringing workforce leaders together.

Workforce Accelerator Fund

Funds projects that design, develop, and implement programs that accelerate employment and provide access to workforce services and employment opportunities for targeted groups and disadvantaged populations.

Prison to Employment

Creates opportunities through collaborative partnerships with state workforce programs and the state corrections systems so that formerly incarcerated and justice-involved individuals can successfully reenter society and the labor force.

Breaking Barriers

Supplements existing workforce and education programs by providing services to target populations who are often not eligible for other state and federal programs in an effort to address disparities in the labor market.

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In the Spotlight

Los Angeles – CA –  On August 31st, the California Workforce Development Board held its quarterly meeting at the Electrical Training Institute (ETI) in Commerce, California. After the meeting, ETI provided an informative tour of the amazing facility, training the next wave of electrical workers. The CWDB Communications team also got to spend time at the Worker Education & Resource Center (WERC), chat with participants, and learn more about our partner’s great work in Los Angeles County.

The Worker Education Resource Center (WERC) in Los Angeles County prepares participants for a variety of exams and interviews for positions as janitors in a healthcare setting, park maintenance, and EMTs, to name a few.

 

The fantastic staff at WERC provides holistic case management and training services to prepare people with high barriers to employment for high-quality, permanent jobs. Counselors, trainers, and project developers work one-on-one with participants to provide technical education, classroom, and on-the-job training, and support in applying for county employment.

“Our program is human-centered and trauma-informed,” explained Amber Roth, Executive Director for WERC. “We provide robust supportive services, including assistance with housing, transportation, and stipends, to address individual challenges. Learn more at Worker Education Resource Center. 

After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and working in the insurance industry for many years, Sunset Steel was looking for a change. “I’m looking for a career that will provide stability for my daughter and I,” said Steel. Steel attended Preparing Los Angeles for County Employment (PLACE), a four-week fast track training at WERC, and recently interviewed for the Public Works Department of Los Angeles County. She said she looks forward to “pushing dirt for a while” while she pursues a career in engineering.

Dennis takes three buses daily to get from his home in San Bernardino to Los Angeles to participate in the Worker Education & Resource Center. He is studying to take the Civil Service exam to qualify to become an Environmental Service Worker for the county healthcare system. One day Dennis hopes to work for the Department of Children and Family Services. “I want to be able to help children in places where I didn’t get that help,” he explained. “We all need to talk to someone, and we all need to be heard,” he added.

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS WITH THE CALIFORNIA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

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Review our available positions below, and visit the CalCareers webpage to learn more about how to apply for a state job.

New to the State – Review the 3 Steps To A State Job webpage and be sure to complete the exam/assessment and state application before applying for this position.

Are you passionate about ending poverty and inequality? Are you motivated to address the climate crisis and social injustice while working on economic and workforce development? If so, you may be a great fit for one of our open positions at the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB).

The CWDB is recognized nationally as a progressive and experimental state workforce department, charting a path to a High Road economy and approach to workforce development grounded in the principles of social equity, environmental sustainability, and resilience and quality jobs. Over the past decade, the CWDB’s budget, programs, and staff have grown exponentially using federal and state workforce funding to pilot new sector-based workforce initiatives and develop policy solutions that address the quality and accessibility of jobs in addition to training.

Click Below To View Current CWDB Job Opportunities:

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Attorney III The last day to apply for JC-336851 is 12/5/2022. The Attorney III performs the most difficult, complex, sensitive, and specialized legal work in all areas of responsibility of the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB), with a focus on providing counsel and advice to the CWDB. The Attorney III works in all areas of responsibility on a case-by-case assignment basis. The Attorney III is assigned by the Chief Deputy Director only to the most difficult, sensitive and complex litigation/legal work of the CWDB, and works on these matters with broad discretion and independence. The Chief Deputy Director provides only general direction to the Attorney III. The Attorney III will function as a lead attorney when working with lower-level attorneys on large cases/projects.

EQUITY CLIMATE & JOBS FIELDS TEAM

No jobs openings are currently available in this branch

POLICY IMPLEMENTATION & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TEAM

Information Technology Specialist II  The last day to apply for JC-338064 is 11/23/2022. The Information Technology Specialist II (ITS II) performs a variety of analytical activities in support of information technology systems supporting approximately 75 staff. The ITS II is responsible for local area network, remote access, end-user support, web services, security, and general information technology (IT) planning, installation and support activities. The ITS II works on a variety of IT projects and perform tasks of complex nature. The ITS II manages and maintains the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) website using Word Press Content Management System. The ITS II performs annual hardware inventory of all laptops, desktops and other IT related peripheral equipment.

Associate Governmental Program Analyst The last day to apply for JC-331798 is 11/24/2022. The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) performs the more responsible, varied, and complex technical research regarding the California Workforce Development Board’s (CWDB) grant initiatives, and produces technical documents and materials, such as grant policy guidance, Request of Applications (RFA), internal process guidance, policy and process manuals, appendices, or other grant operations instructions.

Associate Governmental Program Analyst  The last day to apply for JC-328497 is 11/29/2022. The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) serves as a Budget and Procurement Analyst, managing both State and Federal funds for the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB). The AGPA will perform technical budgetary assignments that have department-wide impact. The AGPA will also be responsible for tracking the CWDB appropriations, budget change proposals, and expenditures. Financial information System (Fi$Cal) experience is required. The AGPA will need to consistently exercise resourcefulness, initiative, and good time management. The analyst will perform a wide variety of tasks and functions related to purchasing of goods, accounting, and reconciliation of expenses along with other necessary functions needed to ensure business and administrative needs are fulfilled.

Staff Services Manager III  The last day to apply for JC-337693 is 12/5/2022. The Staff Services Manager III (SSM III) serves as the Deputy Director for the Operations & Policy Implementation (OPI) Branch. The SSM III is responsible policy development, planning, organizing and directing the activities of staff engaged in the four sections within the OPI Branch: Finance and Business Services, Human Resources and Communications, Grant Development, Selections, and Agreements, and Information Technology. Develops Division training plans for onboarding and ongoing professional development of branch managers and staff. Develops and implements continuous process improvements for the branch, and oversees the development, training, and implementation of technology, including processes, procedures, and training to streamline work in the branch. At the discretion of the Executive Directorate, the SSM III represent the CWDB on inter-agency and interdepartmental work teams and committees for the purpose of furthering the implementation of a statewide workforce development framework.

POLICY, RESEARCH AND LEGISLATION TEAM

Staff Services Manager I The last day to apply for JC-340034 is 11/28/2022. The Staff Services Manager I (SSM I) ensures that the State Plan and Policy Unit conducts in depth research, development, and implementation of policy guidance related to the state public workforce development system in accordance with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The SSM I also leads the development and publication of California’s Unified Strategic Workforce Development Plan (State Plan). Additionally, the SSM I coordinates with internal staff to ensure the tracking, analysis, and development of workforce development legislation, as assigned. The SSM I leads coordination efforts with other California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) divisions and external entities such as the Employment Development Department (EDD) and the Local Workforce Development Boards.

PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION & REGIONAL SUPPORT TEAM

Associate Governmental Program Analyst The last day to apply for JC-330451 is 12/2/2022. The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) is responsible for varied, and complex technical analytical assignments pertaining to the management of multiple workforce programs such as program implementation and oversight, and administrative functions related to the effective administration of funds distributed across California. The AGPA is tasked with ensuring programs across California align with the laws and regulations of the funding source as well as meet the goals and objectives of the California Workforce Development Boards (CWDB) State Plan by acting as a liaison between the grantees and the CWDB providing support and guidance as needed. The CWDB strives to cultivate regional leadership and system alignment through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regional planning and the development of initiatives that fund and inspire innovations that solve some of the challenges that are keeping Californians with barriers to employment from achieving success in jobs and careers.

Associate Governmental Program Analyst  The last day to apply for JC-341893 is 12/13/2022. The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) is responsible for varied, and complex technical analytical assignments pertaining to the management of multiple workforce programs such as program implementation and oversight, and administrative functions related to the effective administration of funds distributed across California. The AGPA is tasked with ensuring programs across California align with the laws and regulations of the funding source as well as meet the goals and objectives of the California Workforce Development Boards (CWDB) State Plan by acting as a liaison between the grantees and the CWDB providing support and guidance as needed. The CWDB strives to cultivate regional leadership and system alignment through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regional planning and the development of initiatives that fund and inspire innovations that solve some of the challenges that are keeping Californians with barriers to employment from achieving success in jobs and careers.

 

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