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Get Ready for Your Next Job – or Career – with WIOA
Virtual Job Fair! UPS, Iron Workers, Census & Others Hiring
Start Training for a New Career – from Your Home
Free Digital Skills Training via Google
Hotline Open for Your Questions
Bouncing Back

Get Ready for Your Next Job – or Career – with WIOA

Rebuilding You and Your Career

If you have been laid off or have experienced a shift in your current job, WDBCCC and its partners can put you on the path to a new job or a brand-new career, through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, or WIOA.

Our WIOA coaches will evaluate your current skillsets and connect you with training for good-paying jobs in industries that have a high need for workers.

The first step is to visit and watch our WIOA orientation video. After you watch the video, complete the form at the bottom of the page (form shown at right) and let us know in the Message field that you are interested in the WIOA program, and we will contact you.

Go to WIOA

Virtual Job Fair! UPS, Iron Workers, Census & Others Hiring

Find your next job! A Virtual Job Fair featuring UPS, Motivate LLC, Aerotek Staffing Agency, Iron Workers, Sheet Metal Union, Michael’s Transportation and the U.S. Census is underway, through June 2.

Positions vary by company, with openings for pre-loaders and pre-loader supervisors, apprentices, mechanics, clerks, field supervisors and other positions.

To get started, complete the short Prescreen Application. Once you submit the application, you will receive a video call to make sure you meet the requirements for your opening of interest. If you do, then your information will be forwarded to the employer for a phone interview.

Prescreen Application

Webinar: Resources for Laid Off/Furloughed Employees

If you have lost your job or have been furloughed as a result of COVID-19, you likely are wondering what help is out there to see you through this challenging time and get you on track for the future. Join us online every Thursday in June at 2 p.m. for a webinar where you can get your questions answered. Experts from the WDBCCC and the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) will be on hand to answer questions about workforce services, unemployment insurance (UI) and healthcare coverage.

Upcoming webinar dates are June 4, June 11, June 18 and June 25.

Register for one of the webinars now.

Register for Webinar

Start Training for a New Career – from Your Home

If you are out of a job right now, you are probably considering your next move. Or maybe you still have a job but need more skills to keep up with changes in your job. WDBCCC, through its partner EastBay Works, is offering FREE online career training so you can get the skills you need to stand out in the job search.

You must be a resident of Contra Costa County to access the training.

The online training is through the Metrix Learning portal, which uses videos to teach you the skills you need to be competitive in the job market. Choose from business, healthcare, industrial, computer, workplace and customer service courses. In addition to taking courses in the portal, you can also look for jobs there.

A sampling of course topics include:

  • CNA fundamentals – Abuse and neglect, ambulation and more
  • Healthcare billing & coding – home-health coding, ICD-10 and more
  • Blueprints/drafting – CAM/CAD
  • Robotics – robotic programming and robot operations
  • Machining – CNC, grinding machines and machining centers
  • Communications – effective business writing, cross-cultural communication
  • Human Resources – recruiting and screening

To see how the Metrix Learning portal works, check out this video.

Then start building your skills! To start the process, first create a Metrix Learning account and you will receive an email with next steps.

Create Metrix Account

Free Digital Skills Training via Google

Need to brush up on your technology skills for your job search – and your next job? You can do it for free through Grow with Google. According to this ZDNet article, for the first time, Google is offering its digital skills training service for free. The first in a series of workshops launched May 12, but you can register to watch it (and others) on demand. The workshop, titled Collaborate, Meet, and Work Remotely, covers how to “schedule and host effective virtual meetings, collaborate on documents with others in real time, and access your files from anywhere – even from your phone. Plus, get tips on more free online resources to help you gain new digital skills.”

Also, Grow with Google OnAir offers an array of other free workshops, including Improve Your Resume with Practical Strategies, Collaborate Quickly with Google Drive, and Power Your Job Search with Google Tools. Check out the workshops.

Google Workshops

Hotline Open for Your Questions

As part of the new Bounce Back Contra Costa campaign, we are providing information and resources to help businesses and employees/jobseekers navigate through the crisis.

Just call our COVID-19 Resource Hotline at 1-833-320-1919 to talk with a member of our team. We are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

You can also email us at

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