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$840,000 available for small business relief through the Monterey County Workforce Development Board

GRANTS OF UP TO $10,000 AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE SMALL BUSINESSES – ROUND 3 APPLICATION OPENS MAY 17

The Monterey County Workforce Development Board (MCWDB) will administer a third round of grants through the Monterey County CARES Small Business Relief Program (SBRP) in order to assist more small businesses throughout Monterey County that have continued to suffer financial losses due to the COVID-19 crisis. In fall 2020, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Monterey demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting small businesses by allocating County CARES Act funds and Cannabis Tax Assignment funds for three rounds of grants. In the first two rounds, the MCWDB awarded grants to almost 250 Monterey County businesses.

Hospitality & Tourism virtual job fair could put hundreds back to work locally... One Stop Career Center has employment and training services to help

The Monterey County Workforce Development Board is encouraging local job seekers to take advantage of the remarkable employment opportunities currently available. “Now is the time for Monterey County job seekers – those unemployed or those looking to change careers – to connect with employers. Hundreds of local employers are hiring right now, and it will be easier to find the job you want now before the job market becomes really competitive in a couple of months when everyone’s unemployment benefits end at the same time,” said MCWDB Executive Director, Christopher Donnelly.

Employers and Job Seekers to connect at monthly virtual job fair... Premier Virtual platform proves useful

Job seekers and employers will have another opportunity to connect this month on April 28 from 10am to 1pm through a free virtual job fair. The Monterey County Workforce Development Board (MCWDB) is making virtual job fairs available on a monthly basis in an effort to connect employers and job seekers and ultimately boost employment countywide. Monterey County’s unemployment rate for February was 10.9% compared to 8.5% across the state.

Hospitality & Tourism Virtual Job Fair planned for May 13, 2021 - Using new Premier Virtual online event platform

The Monterey County Workforce Development Board (MCWDB) is teaming up with the Monterey County Hospitality Association, the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Monterey County Weekly for a virtual Hospitality & Tourism job fair on Thursday, May 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. utilizing the MCWDB’s new Premier Virtual online event platform. As the region begins to re-open, the job fair will help employees return to work and help accommodations, food services, and tourism businesses recruit employees to support their operations during the busy summer months and beyond.

America’s Job Center aka One Stop Career Center to reopen April 5th, 2021

Do you need help jump-starting your career?  Did you know that America’s Job Center, also known as the One Stop Career Center, can help to get your career back on track?  AJCC will be open, by appointment only, beginning on Monday, April 5th from 10AM-3PM.  The organization will then be open for business on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.

 

Workforce Development Board to utilize new online Premier Virtual platform to host Balance Staffing recruitment on March 31st, 2021

Know a Monterey County job seeker who’s looking for work? Balance Staffing is hiring and is utilizing the Monterey County Workforce Development Board’s new Premier Virtual online platform to attract job seekers on Wednesday, March 31st from 10:30A.M.-11:30A.M.
Job seekers are asked to register on the Premier Virtual platform at: https://portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-jobseeker/5965-balance-staffing-recruitment-event in preparation for the event, then join online beginning at 10:30AM on March 31st to learn more.

Monterey County Promotes Workforce Resiliency During COVID-19 Pandemic with Free Job Training and Certification

Monterey County’s unemployment rate shot up to an astounding 20.2% in April 2020, up from 12.2% in March 2020. This resulted in 41,800 unemployed individuals in April compared to 26,200 in March. The Monterey County Workforce Development Board / (MCWDB) is here to help job seekers and workers counter COVID-19 impacts and find resiliency, by providing free access to Metrix Learning (Metrix) – a dynamic online training platform that assesses job seeker interests and skills gaps, and then creates an individual Training Plan aligned with a targeted career pathway. Read more…

We’ve moved

The MCWDB has relocated its main office to 344 Salinas Street in Oldtown Salinas, Suite 101.  There is parking available on-site.

New location for America’s Job Center in Monterey County

America’s Job Center, also known as the One Stop Career Center, has moved to Oldtown Salinas. AJCC has relocated to 344 Salinas Street in Salinas.  Parking is available on-site.

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