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End of Year



National Farmworker Jobs Program

  • 420 enrollments is the goal for PY 2023-2024    

USDA Farmworker COVID Relief

  • The new plan is to assist 8,613 farmworkers.
  • The grant ends 10/31/2024

La Cooperativa – Dislocated Ag

  • 62 enrollments from the grant that ended 9/30/2023
  • La Cooperativa will apply for a new grant

La Cooperativa – Housing Grant

  • 79 enrollments is the goal for PY 2023-2024

Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant

The grant provided $2,500 to eligible Kern County Microbusinesses who had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

  • 369 applications got approved and a total of $922,500 was awarded

Public Safety Realignment

Planned services this year include training in forklift, safety and welding. GED testing and work experience

  • 13th year grant period 07/01/2023 - 06/30/2024
  • We currently have 49 participants of our goal of 100

Prison to Employment

Paid work experience, OJT training, career planning, job placement, job search, and referral to training

  • Grant period is from 6/1/2023 – 12/31/2025 and our goal is 42 participants

Cal Fresh Employment & Training SNAP Program

ETR receives referrals from DHS Staff of general assistance customers receiving food stamps. ETR then provides an initial assessment and direct job placement, JSA workshops and possible OJT and unpaid work experience

  • 3,894 Referrals and 1,157 attendees as of March 2020
  • Numbers are updated monthly, and grant periods ends 9/30/2024

Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program

This grant is to enable Veterans to reach their full employment potential and obtain high-quality career outcomes, who are experiencing homelessness- ETR will offer career counseling job placement and referrals to vocational training

  • Our goal is to enroll 245 into a training activity such as short term training, ITA's, Transitional Jobs, or OJT

Regional Equity & Recovery Partnership

Partnership with Bakersfield College, Taft College, and Cerro Coso Community College to provide healthcare related training in LVN, LVN-RN, EMT, CAN, Healthcare Worker, Medical Assistant / Administration

  • We currently have 29 and our goal is 120 participants.
  • Grant periods ends 9/30/2025

High Roads Construction Career

Multi-Craft trade unions pre-apprenticeship training program with Valley Build (MC3)

  • We had 18-20 participants graduate from past cohorts and the 5th cohort group will graduate in February of 2024
  • Currently seeking Veterans to join the next MC3 Cohort that starts on April 1st (10-Week Training)


Bakersfield Adult School

Café 1600 Culinary arts program (6 Months)

  • 16 participants for the year and a new cohort will start in January of 2024


Recycling Lives

Warehouse / Logistics Partnership Program (13 Weeks)

  • 45 total participants in past four cohorts

Proteus, Inc.

General Office Clerk (14 Weeks)

  • Program ended in August of 2023 and had 16 participants


MAOF -Bookkeeping

(Open Entry / Open Exit)

  • 20 enrolled participants are currently in the program
  • Office occupations ended in September of 2023 and 8 graduated from the program

In 2023 we assisted


in promoting their individual Recruitments and Job Fairs


New Employers


Job Orders


Job Openings


Job Referrals


Employers assisted in 2023


OJT Contracts


Saved by Employers


Average Hourly Wage



·        AFOP National Conference


·        Career & STEM Expo


·        CSUB Spring & Fall Expos


·        CWA Meeting of the Minds


·        East Kern Career Expo


·        EMS Job & Resource Fair


·        Kern County Career Expo


·        Kern County Energy Summit


·        SHRM Symposium & Exposition


·        Stand Downs & Job Fairs for Veterans


·        Women’s Business Conference


·        Several High School Career Fairs, Chamber of


·        Commerce, Church, and other Outreach Events


R Ranch in the Sequoias

Now Hiring: Horse Wranglers & Bookkeeper

Please see flyer for list of requirements

Interested candidates please email your resume to: Kat Barnum at barnumte@kerncounty.com to be referred or call (661) 742-2881 for more information.

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Kern Valley Healthcare District

  • Clinical Lab Scientist
  • Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
  • Registered Nurse/House Supervisor
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Radiology Technologist

Apply online at kvhd.org/careers. For more info, contact Kat Barnum at barnumte@kerncounty.com.

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Exact Staff

  • Office Assistant
  • Medical Front Office Clerk
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Care Coordinator
  • Document Specialist
  • Stand-Up Forklift Operators
  • Machine Operators
  • QC Sample Technician

Email resumes to Kari Mcleod at mcleodk@kerncounty.com. For more info, contact her at (661) 747-7937.

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Kern Valley Assisted Living

Friday, January 12, 2024 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AJCC Lake Isabella - 5540 Lake Isabella Blvd., Suite E-3, Lake Isabella

  • Caregivers (10 Openings)

For more info, contact Kat Barnum at: (760) 379-2074 or barnumte@kerncounty.com

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