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Employment and Training

The Employment and Training Division provides cash assistance, employment and training services for residents of Sonoma County.

Programs include:

Provides employment assistance, training and benefits to families applying for or receiving cash assistance as part of the County's welfare-to-work program.

Visit the SonomaWORKS website.

Job Link is a collaborative of over 30 programs in a one-stop employment and training system for employers, job seekers and workers. Job seekers have access to services for job search and career development, labor market information, and a variety of resources and referrals. Employer services include referral of pre-screened job applicants and small business development assistance.

Through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Job Link provides training and intensive job search activities to Eligible Individuals. Specialized services to youth are also provided by contracted service providers located throughout the county.

Visit the Sonoma County Job Link website.

Specialized services to youth, age 16 to 24, are provided by the Youth Education & Employment Program and the award-winning Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps via contracted service providers located throughout the county. The contracted service providers offer a wide variety of services to prepare young people for success in school and future success in the workplace. Visit the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps website for more information.

Youth Education & Employment Service Providers

The Center for Social and
Environmental Stewardship

9619 Old Redwood Highway
Windsor, CA 95492
(707) 838-6641

Social Advocates for Youth
3440 Airway Drive Suite E
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 544-3299

Community and Family Service Agency
477 Petaluma Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 823-1640

Conservation Corps
North Bay

365 Blodgett Street
Cotati, CA 94931
(707) 303-3069

Petaluma People Services Center
1500 A Petaluma Boulevard South
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 765-8488

Social Advocates for Youth
1055 Broadway, Suite E-2
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 996-7991

The Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is a policy body that provides oversight to Job Link; SonomaWORKS, WIA and Welfare-to-Work funded programs; and special grants to ensure access to services, not only those funded by WIA, but to all services available to address the employment and educational needs of the customer. The Workforce Investment Board members represent local business, labor, education, One-Stop partners, and community groups. Additionally, a Youth Council oversees the Youth services program available at six sites throughout the county.

Visit the Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) website.

Contact Information

Sherry Alderman
Division Director
Employment and Training
Human Services Department
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2227 Capricorn Way
Suite  100
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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