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What’s New for the Monterey County Workforce Development Board

Videos

CEA Webinar: 2023 Labor Law Update

2023 Labor Law Update: 2021 AND 2022 were unprecedented years! 2023 looks to be a bit brighter regarding the pandemic, but the Legislature refocused its attention on passing a multitude of labor and employment bills. This presentation, provided by the California Employers Association, covered critical updates for California employers.

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Events

NOTICE OF WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT (WIOA) REGIONAL AND LOCAL PLAN STAKEHOLDER AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

The Monterey County Workforce Development Board (MCWDB) announces that it will hold via Zoom (1) a stakeholder and community engagement session to obtain input on proposed modifications to the 2021-24 WIOA Regional Plan for the workforce development boards of Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties; and (2) an engagement session to obtain input on proposed modifications to the 2021-24 WIOA Local Plan.

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Programs

Teens and young adults can get trained to find a new job—and get paid—thanks to a new state program

For a month, a group of 20 teenagers and young adults from different parts of Monterey County have been learning new skills meant to prepare them for the workforce. They are part of the Green Cadre program, powered by the CaliforniansForAll Youth Job Corps, a program that gives under-served young people (ages 16-30) a chance to get practical training—and get paid—while they tackle challenges California is facing including climate change, food insecurity, and Covid-19 recovery.

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Programs

California Microbusiness COVID-19 Grant Program

In order to support small business employers facing financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Monterey County Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) has established the COVID-19 Microbusiness Grant fund. The fund will provide grants to eligible small employers experiencing economic stresses caused by the pandemic. At minimum $455,000 is available for at least 180 businesses to receive grants of $2,500.

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CEA Webinar: Recruiting in a Pandemic World

[Recorded Webinar] Are you having a difficult time finding qualified people to hire with the ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions & regulations? This training shows how the pandemic has changed recruiting and gives you tips on how to market, interview, and follow up to get the best candidates to fill your job requirements.

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Online WIOA Orientation

The Monterey County Workforce Development Board’s orientation for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, also known as WIOA, of 2014 is now available online.

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