Getting Monterey County
Back To Work

Monterey County Works

Monterey County Workforce Development Board has several initiatives available to support both employers and job seekers as we all work together to overcome obstacles related to the recent COVID-19 pandemic.


Community Service Projects

SkillUp Monterey – A free, flexible way for jobseekers to brush up on their skills. Whether taking hour-long courses or watching short videos, online learning is convenient and always available.

  Click Here To Learn More About SkillUp Monterey

Monterey Cadre – A new Leadership program for Monterey County young adults ages 18 to 24 designed to help them give back to their community.

  Click Here To Learn More About Monterey Cadre

Monterey Help – A program that provides workers impacted by COVID-19 with over 20 weeks of paid work experience and the opportunity to give back to their community.

 Click Here To Learn More About Monterey Help

Pre-Apprenticeship Program – A 144-hour training program that prepares individuals for careers in the Construction trades.

 Click Here To Learn More About Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Financial Assistance

Small Business Grants – To assist small business in keeping their businesses open with grants using Layoff Aversion funds.

 Click Here To Learn More About Small Business Grants

Additional Assistance – Assistance for impacted workers who were laid off due to COVID-19 who may need additional assistance for emergency aid.

 Click Here To Learn More About Additional Assistance

Additional Resources

Assisting Monterey County Businesses – Monterey County Workforce Development Board will provide businesses in Monterey County with Human Resources (HR) assistance, monthly newsletters, and webinars.

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Small Business Center – The Monterey Workforce Development Board also provides a training area, hosts webinars, assists with recruitments, and more.

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