Welcome to the Workforce Santa Cruz County Job Blast!
This Job Blast is your biweekly connection to some of the hottest jobs around Santa Cruz County. What's a hot job? One that employers need filled quickly!

Highlighted Employer
Responsible for the implementation and administration of accounting processes and internal controls in Driscoll’s of Southern Hemisphere (DSH) Business Unit (BU) currently spanning Chile, Peru, Columbia, and South Africa. Directs and coordinates the monthly close process and delivers the financial reporting package in line with US GAAP and Driscoll’s accounting policies while ensuring compliance with local GAAP for statutory and regulatory purposes (e.g., transfer pricing). Responsible for the implementation and optimization of financial processes and internal controls defined under Driscoll's global control framework.

Responsible for maintaining a safe and clean environment for all employees at the distribution center and will need to work effectively with other Supervisors at the Distribution Center. Actively supports employees in job growth and provides leadership when asked by these same employees. Works in creating process improvement solutions to optimize productivity, efficiency, while maintaining accurate data entry into the system. 

Assists in specific duties to ensure the overall success of the Nursery Greenhouse Operations. Daily duties will consist of specialized greenhouse related activities.

Manages all technical aspects of software development projects providing technical leadership to internal and external development teams, serves on various project committees reporting projects’ progress and provides technical guidance to projects’ team members, managers, and internal customers. Responsible for all project deliverables from the technical standpoint to meet the functional needs: systems technical requirements, architecture, design, coding, and will help develop processes for and support testing and deployment and defect management.

To see any of the above listed jobs, or any other open jobs with the Driscoll's click here.

Local Job Openings
Paid Family Leave (PFL) for Fathers
If you're a new or expecting father, click here to learn more about Paid Family Leave (PFL).

Whether California fathers need time to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill family member, or participate in a qualifying event due to a family member’s military deployment, they can be there for the moments that matter most with the PFL program. 

For questions about PFL, contact the Disability Insurance Outreach Section.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
The SCSEP program strives to assist mature workers (55+) in their search for employment by providing guidance, direction and resources to help them in their endeavors. Employment programs offer paid classroom training, job match up, placement and follow up to eligible older workers. Click here for more information.

Workforce Santa Cruz County is here every step of the way to help you achieve more. Our workforce experts focus the job search process to save you time and put you on the path to a stable job – or connect you with training that makes more fulfilling career pathways possible. Workforce Santa Cruz County can even help you figure out what kind of career would be best for you. If interested in the WIOA program click here to watch the WIOA orientation video which explains the eligibility requirements and process (haga clic aqui para verlo en espanol) and visit https://workforcescc.com/.

Volunteer Opportunities
Front Desk Receptionist
The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County is looking for a volunteer receptionist. Personable and organized volunteers to assist the office manager with the following duties:
  • Answering inbound calls
  • Meeting and greeting Volunteer Center program participants and direct them to the proper department
  • Assisting with mailings and other administrative duties, as needed
  • Assisting with office and facility scheduling
  • Collaborating on event planning
  • Collecting press clipping and organizing the media binder
  • Opening mail and assisting with mail distribution 
  • Data entry
Click here for more information.

COVID-19 Resources
Disability Insurance (DI) benefits may be available for individuals that have experienced wage loss due to COVID-19 exposure. 

Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits, if you have to care for an ill or quarantined family member. 

Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, if your child's school is closed and you have to miss work to be there for your child or if your hours have been reduced as a result of COVID-19.

For more information about any of the above benefits, click here.

El Pajaro Community Development Corporation (CDC) is here for you and your business during this difficult time. El Pajaro CDC is offering free services in English and Spanish to assist you in the preparation of SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan applications. Please call (831)722-1224 or email [email protected] to request a phone or online appointment. 

State of California Department of Social Services, for a list of free or low-cost internet services, free virtual video conference resources, free digital literacy assessments, and other resources, click here.

To find even more jobs visit California's online resource, CalJOBS at www.caljobs.ca.gov

If you are with a business and would like to post a job opening, please email [email protected] or call (831)763-8872.

WIOA financially assisted programs or activities are an Equal Opportunity Employer and/or Program. More information is available on the Notices page. Auxiliary Aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities, call (831) 454-4117.
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18 West Beach Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 763-8700
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2045 40th Avenue, Suite B
Capitola, CA 95010
(831) 464-6286
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