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Faustino Orejel (L), MCWDB Re-entry Specialist and Harold Dorsey (R), who is holding back tears as he shares his story.

Monterey County Workforce Development Board Awards Ceremony

Mr. Harold Dorsey, the Adult Award recipient nominated by the KickStart program, shared the heartfelt story of his 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, had played in showing faith and trust in him, and shared that he had begun to believe in himself because of his employer’s support and confidence in him.

“Mr. Dorsey was nominated because he is a man of integrity and hard work. He is transparent. He does not have any hidden agendas – he is an authentic person. He is also the most popular and well-thought-of individual at his workplace,” stated Mr. Faustino Orejel, KickStart MCWDB staff. Read more…

Change is Coming to America’s Job Center in Monterey County

Salinas, CA – June 17, 2019 – Local job seekers can expect to see some new faces at America’s Job Center as of July 1st, 2019. ResCare Workforce Services will be providing career and training services at America’s Job Center in Salinas and at satellite offices in Marina and Greenfield. Read more…

New Workforce Service Provider Questions & Answers

Salinas, CA – June 1, 2019 – The Monterey County Workforce Development Board is making this information available to its customers in order to address concerns that customers may have regarding continued service delivery. As of July 1, 2019, ResCare Workforce Services will assume responsibility for job seeker career and training services. Read more…

We’re Moving in 2020

The Monterey County Workforce Development Board is moving to our new location at 344 Salinas Street, Salinas, CA 93901 in 2020. There is parking available on-site.

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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...

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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...

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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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