Projects and Initiatives

Humboldt Opioid NWDG

According to the California Department of Public Health, there were 28 opioid overdose deaths in Humboldt County in 2017, which placed Humboldt as the county with the second-highest opioid overdose death rate in the state. The Humboldt County Workforce Development Board applied for a grant with the Employment Development Department in 2018, the National Health Emergency Phase Two: Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant for Opioids (Humboldt Opioid NDWG). The grant provides two projects: Temporary Jobs, and Workforce Development Training and Temporary Jobs... Read More

Slingshot Initiative 

Despite our state’s overall prosperity, too many Californians are in danger of being left behind, not making ends meet and unable to create a middle-class life for themselves and their families. Many Californians face substantial challenges in finding good jobs and supporting themselves and their families in an era with volatile, rapidly evolving labor markets.... Read More

WIOA Youth Program Fact Sheet

WIOA outlines a broader youth vision that supports an integrated service delivery system and gives a framework through which states and local areas can leverage other Federal, State, Local, and philanthropic resources to support in-school and out-of-school youth. WIOA affirms the Department’s commitment to providing high quality services for youth and young adults beginning with career exploration and guidance, continued support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training in in-demand industries and occupations, and culminating with a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education.

This WIOA Title I-financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.