Need a job or help paying for training? San Pablo EDC can help

Need a job or help paying for training?

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many in the community on the job hunt. Here’s a program that can help.

Through a federally-funded Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program, the San Pablo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is offering free job search assistance, case management, and training services to the public. WIOA also has funds available to help job seekers pay for training costs, and can help them find the right training program to advance their career goals.

For the time being, in the interest of public health, San Pablo EDC is providing services via phone and email only. WIOA orientations take place Tuesdays at 10 a.m. sharp, via teleconference, and last 20 minutes. To participate, dial (425) 436-6369. When prompted, use access code 589463 followed by pound or hash (#). The orientation will let you know how to connect with a career counselor, access job search services and receive training assistance.

The WIOA program helps place participants into high-wage jobs in growth industries. WIOA will also support job retention and training advancement.