2020 Year in Review
• Employment Development Department – UIB & Disability phone lines and websites to start claims
• Links to the State of CA COVID-19 Resources for residents/workers and for businesses
Promoting COVID-19 Testing Sites in Kern County
Business Services Hotline​
    (661) 336-6860
Kern County through our partners, awarded 938
 Small Business Loans in the total amount of $30 Million​
Kern Recovers Nonprofit Grant Program

Total Amount Allocated: $1,000,000​
Award Amounts: $5,000, $10,000, or $20,000
Economic Opportunity Area Program
Updated Online Services
Social Media
Created a twitter and linkedin to keep in contact with as many people as possible while also maintaining Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram
Soft Skills Workshops 
Narrated PowerPoint Slide Shows via YouTube​
Current Workshops
Computer Workshop: ​
   Terminology and Basics​
Social Media Basics​
Resume & Interview Training 

6,000+ Followers
2020 Partner Events
75+ Employer Recruitments
March 2020
Kern County Career Expo
4,000+ Attendees
100+ Businesses and Schools
Farmworker Event
Farmworker Event in Arvin (Services & Face Mask Distribution) in partnership with La Cooperativa & Mexican Consulate
August 2020
Recruitments / Interviews for Opening of 2nd Superior Grocers Store in East Bakersfield​
90+ Hires 
(Full-Time & Part-Time)
ETR New Grants & Performance Numbers
COVID -19 Supportive Services
Assistance Grant - 1187
Provides additional WIOA funds to help impacted workers and businesses with re-employment, supportive services for basic needs, and Rapid Response activities. Funding is eligible to Individuals impacted by COVID-19, with an emphasis on workers that were either laid-off; had a reduction in hours or pay; subject to quarantine; had to provide care for another; or had to start teleworking. ​
Supportive services included $400 or $800 to cover necessary equipment to telework (e.g. computer, internet, etc.), housing, utility assistance, and transportation costs. ​
Performance Goals 2020 - 2021

America's Job Center | 1600 E. Belle Terrace, Bakersfield CA 93307
 (661) 325-HIRE | www.americasjobcenterofkern.com