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Workforce Santa Cruz County Full Service Career Center at Watsonville

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General Agency Information
Name:Workforce Santa Cruz County Full Service Career Center at Watsonville
Alternate Name(s):Employment Development Department
Human Service Department
Watsonville Career Center
Workforce Investment Board
Address:18 West Beach Street
Watsonville, CA  95076
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-763-8700
Fax Number:831-763-8703
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 8-5
Description:One-stop shops for an array of services for employers, employees, job seekers and providers of educational and career counseling services. The Career Centers offer universal access to core employment services, and referrals directly to jobs, training, education or other employment services. Businesses are able to access a variety of services specifically designed to increase their competitiveness and to grow their bottom line.

ELIGIBILITY: available to the entire community-businesses, job seekers, youth, and the general public at no charge.
Programs:Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act(WIOA)program:Scholarships and employment services may be provided to people who meet the WIOA eligibility requirements. Orientation is offered the first Tuesday (English)and first Thursday (Spanish) of every month from 9am-11:30am at 18 W. Beach St., Watsonville. Open to the first 30 people to show up, register online or show up at 8am to register in person. Please bring:Right to Work documents; Proof of Address (3 forms unless already in CalFresh/Calworks); Company Layoff letter or unemployment benefits; Proof of selective service registration; DD-214 form or Military ID if you are a veteran; Verification of income for last 6 months and your resume or work history. Call Marcy Villalobos at 831-763-8683 if you have questions

Career Advancement Seminar:
call for more information

Peninsula Family Services (PFS) (formerly National Council on Aging):
Employment services for low income seniors 55 years plus-help finding part-time jobs in non-profit agencies. Walk-ins welcome from 8:00am-1:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday or call 831-763-8758.

Watsonville/Aptos Adult School:
Vocational/English Second Language (VESL)
Call Watsonville/Aptos Adult School 831-786-2160 or

California Conservation Corps
Helps people between the ages of 18-25 explore new careers, call 831-768-0150 or visit their website at

Suenos Academy/Workforce Investment Act Youth Services:
offers eligible youth workforce development services that will prepare them to set attainable career goals, connect them to resources and mentoring services. Call 831-763-8515 or see

Youth Employment Program (YEP)
Services for youth ages 14-21 to reduce the drop-out rate and support youth in reaching their educational and vocational goals. Pickup and complete the application, drop it off at the Job Resource Room at the Career Center in Watsonville or call 831-761-7448 or see the website

Watsonville/Aptos Adult School offers classes,
Call 831-786-2160 for more information or visit their website

Quarterly Job Fairs are held at the Career Center to help job seekers with job placement and help businesses find employees.

County Office of Education Youth Programs (Suenos and Summer Youth Employment Program).

Department of Rehabilitation By Appointment

Center for Employment Training, Mondays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:Open to All
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Watsonville
Funding Source:County Government
Federal Government
State Government
Subject Headings
 Career Counseling
Government Agencies
Information Services
Job Finding Assistance
Job Search/Placement
Resume Preparation Assistance
Unemployment Insurance
This record last modified October 30, 2016

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