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The Monterey County Workforce Development Board helps both local
business and job seekers by offering a variety of effective, no-cost services.

Agriculture

The number one economic driver in Monterey County

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Hospitality | Tourism

Welcoming and accommodating visitors and businesses

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Construction

Supporting business development and expansion

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Transportation | Logistics

Efficiently moving products to and from the region

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Healthcare

Caring for the health and wellness of the community

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New Seaside Job Center Grand Opening

Visit our new addition to the American Job Center

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Whether you’re an employer or a job seeker, we have resources during the COVID-19 disaster response to assist you.

COVID-19 Resources

The Monterey County Workforce Development Board is continuing to serve as your resource liaison for the business community and job-seekers impacted by COVID-19.  Although our America’s Job Centers are closed to walk-in traffic, we’re innovating to make resources available by phone, email and teleconferencing to businesses and job seekers wishing to connect for services in these uncertain times.

Employers can find information about the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification / (WARN) on our home page or by linking to our COVID-19 Resource Page.  Job Seekers can find information about Unemployment Insurance, Family Medical Leave and critical information also on our homepage.

Employers that need to file a WARN Notice should address the letter to the following individuals by name:

Update: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses who maintain their payroll during this emergency.

Small businesses are the foundation of our communities and our economy. Employing nearly half the American workforce, companies like yours keep our neighborhoods running and make them feel like home.  We know you’re facing multiple challenges right now, and every dollar counts.  Funded by corporate and philanthropic partners, the Save Small Business Fund is a collective effort to provide $5,000 grants to as many small employers as we can. We hope these supplemental funds will help you get through the next days and weeks.

We’re here to help you and encourage you to contact us for more information. In the spirit of supporting the fight against COVID-19 and in deference to the Monterey County Shelter in Place mandate; stay safe, stay healthy and stay home!

Contact us toll free: 

  • For Employers: 1 (844) 932-4249
  • For Job Seekers: 1 (866) 666-9332

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The Monterey County Workforce Development Board (MCWDB) Administrative Office will be relocating as of May 6th – 8th.  The MCWDB is moving to our new location at 344 Salinas Street in Salinas.  We will be reopening for business on May 11th, 2020.

For Job Seekers

Our team of professionals located at the America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM in Monterey County offers a full range of coordinated career services at no cost to job seekers.

Need job seeker assistance during COVID-19?

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Unemployment Insurance FAQs COVID-19

How to apply for Unemployment Benefits?

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Testimonials

Mr. Harold Dorsey shares his heartfelt story of personal journey from self-doubt to a strong sense of belonging. He spoke of the essential role his employer, the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority, played in showing faith and trust in him, and shared that he began to believe in himself because of his employer’s support and confidence. Learn more...

Testimonials

In an interview with Dennis Donohue, Director of the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, on the question of the future of the current workforce and technological changes in Agriculture, he stated, "In order to be successful, we are also going to need to involve our current workforce as we undergo this transition." Learn more...

Testimonials

A roundtable Hospitality discussion was held on December 5th, 2018, led by Jade Arn, the Director of Workforce and Economic Development for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), and attended by Human Resources executives from some of the largest hotels and prestige properties along the Monterey Peninsula. Lean more...

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