Local/Regional Plans & Reports

State of the Workforce for Monterey County

Reimagination and Recovery After the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Monterey County Workforce Development Board engaged BW Research to develop a state of the workforce analysis as the region begins to come out from under the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The unprecedented turmoil in the economy and labor force caused by the pandemic has left thousands of local workers unemployed and businesses shuttered. One silver lining of the destruction and upheaval caused by the pandemic is an opportunity to reimagine the world of work. The data in this report seek to not only discuss what effects the pandemic has had, but also generate thought and discussion around opportunities to revise the world of work and workforce development in Monterey County.

Local Plan 2021-2024

The Monterey County WDB’s Four-Year Local Plan 2021-2024 reflects the current and future strategies that the WDB will use to address the continuing innovation of the workforce system and creation of a customer-centered system: where the needs of business and workers drive workforce solutions; where the America’s Job Center of California / One-Stop Career Centers provide excellent customer service to all jobseekers and businesses; and where the workforce system supports strong regional economies, as well as alignment with State and local priorities, and the Coastal Regional Planning Unit’s efforts to align education and training provider services with regional industry sector needs.

Regional Plan 2021-2024

The Coastal Regional Planning Unit’s Four-Year Regional Plan 2021-2024 includes the Monterey County, Santa Cruz County, San Luis Obispo County, and Santa Barbara County workforce development areas. This regional plan articulates the Coastal Region’s efforts to align education and training provider services with regional industry sector needs as required under the WIOA.

Annual Reports

The Annual Report highlights the performance outcomes of all programs and services offered through the America’s Job Center of California (Job Center) in Monterey County, formerly known as the One-Stop Career Center. It also highlights the accomplishments and continued progress of major priorities identified in the WIB’s 5-Year Strategic Plan. It is anticipated that the strategic planning priorities will continue to be instrumental in addressing the future job training and placement needs of the workforce in Monterey County.

America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM Memorandums of Understanding (MOU):

Partner agreements in the form of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) have been implemented and signed by each of the America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM partners.

The MOUs were separated into two phases.

MOU Phase I – addresses the operations of the local America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM delivery system, partner roles and responsibilities, and service coordination and collaboration between the partners.

Select this link for a copy of the fully executed and signed MOU Phase I.

MOU Phase II – addresses how the partners plan to fund the unified America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSMdelivery system established in MOU Phase I through infrastructure funding and cost sharing agreements.

Select this link for a copy of the fully executed and signed MOU Phase II.

More Information

monthly snapshots link


economic overviews link


industry reports overviews link


occupational profiles reports link


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