HAPPY HOLIDAYS 
FROM THE 
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD!
CHEERS TO ONE YEAR!!!!
Whew, that happened fast! This month we celebrate the WDB’s one year E-Newsletter anniversary! We hope that you have enjoyed staying informed of the WDB’s programs and services, as well as community resources and opportunities. 

We strive to keep our E-Newsletters thought provoking and a true resource for you. If you have any topics or ideas you would like to see in future newsletters please email: cbrown@solanowdb.org

Thank you for all of your continued support to make our E-Newsletters a success throughout Solano County. The WDB looks forward to providing you with more content in the New Year!
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LISTENING SESSIONS:
 DECEMBER 11TH & 13TH 
The WDB will be holding a series of Workforce Community Listening Sessions on December 11th and 13th to hear directly from individuals receiving services through our organization. The sessions will focus of services currently being provided for English Language Learners, Foreign Born, & Refugees - Persons with Disabilities - CalFresh Recipients - Parents Paying Child Support.

The importance of the Workforce Community Listening Sessions is to gather feedback from individuals receiving our support services, and how we can re-design our workforce system in Solano County to better serve these populations in our community.

Each Workforce Community Listening Session is free, open to the public, and scheduled for two hours in the evening. We will be providing light refreshments for all attendees and appreciate any of those that are able to attend. To RSVP, questions or comments please contact Brian Hooker at bhooker@solanowdb.org
FIRE RELIEF GRANT: 
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES OF 2017
The WDB was recently awarded funds from Tipping Point to assist individuals affected by the Northern California Wildfires of 2017. If your employment or income was reduced due to the wildfires please contact Matt Moon-Bailey at mmoonbailey@solanowdb.org or 707-863-3575 for more information on resources available.
PROGRAMS & TRAININGS:
JOB SEEKERS
16-Hr OSHA Disaster Site Worker Course
December 5th & 6th, 2018| 320 Campus Lane, Fairfield, 94534
The Disaster Site Worker Outreach Training Program is a training program for Disaster Site Workers who provide skilled support services, (e.g. utility, demolition, debris removal, or heavy equipment operation) or site clean-up services in response to natural and man-made disasters. Specifically, it is recognized that all workers at disaster sites need to be aware of the differences between disaster sites and regular construction or demolition worksites and be able to inspect, don, and doff air-purifying respirators. Also, the program will make management and labor aware that pre-incident training is essential for ensuring disaster site worker safety and health. To register visit: http://www.teamsterworkertrainingprogram.org/Verification.asp?ClassID=2836

Full Calendar of Classes, Workshops, and Networking Events offered through the WDB: Fairfield Location and Vallejo Location 
SOLANO COUNTY SHOPPING TRENDS
SOLANO HOLIDAY EVENTS
December 6th, 2018| 4:00 – 8:00pm, Dixon 

December 7th, 2018| 6:00-9:00pm, Benicia  

December 7th -9th, 2018| Vacaville

December 9th, 2018| 4:00 – 700pm, Fairfield 

December 14th, 2018|7:00 – 8:30pm, Dixon
 
December 15th, 2018| 10:00am -3:00pm, Benicia 

December 22nd, 2018| 9:00 -11:00am, American Canyon

December 22nd, 2018| 9:00 – 11:00am, Dixon 
ABOUT US
The Workforce Development Board (WDB) of Solano County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides employment-related services for job seekers and businesses in Solano County.

The WDB oversees federally-funded workforce services through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 on behalf of Solano County. Services include the American Job Center of California System, called the Solano Employment Connection in Solano County, and intensive programs to support the talent development of the county.

This work includes planning and policy development, and alignment of workforce services in partnership with businesses to develop an integrated, responsive, and robust workforce system that meets the needs of both businesses and job seekers.
Workforce Development Board of Solano County | 707-863-3500
320 Campus Lane, Fairfield, CA 94534
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