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Executive Director Message


We are here to help you succeed


As the Executive Director of the Monterey County Workforce Development Board, I would like to welcome you to our new website. Please take a few minutes to look around the site and note the many ways we can assist you, as an employer or job seeker, to respond to economic challenges and prepare for success. We strive to continuously improve our organization, programs and services to better serve you, our customer.

Our Employer services focus on providing assistance to find and hire appropriate candidates – whether your business needs one, a few, or several hundred new employees. And if you need to train your employees, we can help you with that!

Our Job Seeker services can assist you to prepare for a middle-skill, middle-wage career, with a focus on the skills that employers are looking for. We can assist you to find employment, or we can help you with training to enhance your skill set and gain the confidence to move into a new career!

We hope you find our website to be welcoming, accessible, and useful.

Christopher Donnelly

Executive Director
Monterey County Workforce Development Board


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