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About the Monterey County Workforce Development Board (WDB)

The Monterey County Workforce Development Board (WDB) integrates private and public partners to train and place individuals with the skills that employers need. Through our America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM service sites in Monterey County located in Salinas, Marina, Seaside and Greenfield, job seekers connect to the services, resources, and labor market information they need to prepare for middle-skill jobs in growing industry sectors such as Agriculture, Tourism and Hospitality, Health and Social Assistance, Logistics and Transportation, and Construction. Our progressive America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM connects job seekers to valuable services that include the use of our resource room and computers, job search skills workshops, information on training and education, referrals to partner agencies and community resources and labor market information on growth industries in Monterey County.

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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...


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...


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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