Employment and Training
The Employment and Training Division provides financial assistance, an array of social services and enhanced employment services to eligible Sonoma County residents. The Division also provides resources to local employers to access a skilled workforce to grow their businesses.
Beware: Scams to Steal EBT benefits
If you’ve received a text, phone call or social media request asking for your confidential personal information, such as your EBT card number and personal identification number (PIN), contact Employment and Training right away. We can help if your benefits are stolen, though they cannot be replaced.
Sonoma County and the state NEVER text, call or post social media messages asking for your personal information. Remember, keep your benefits safe and DO NOT give out your social security number, EBT card number or PIN to anyone.
The SonomaWORKS Program is designed to help you find a job to support you and your family. The program can provide you with financial assistance and other services to meet your family's basic needs while also assisting you with preparing for and finding employment. SonomaWORKS is the name of the CalWORKs program in Sonoma County. For answers to your questions please visit our FAQ page here or call us at (707) 565-5500
One-stop employment and training services for employers and job seekers, including free 2018 job fairs.
Job seekers have access to job search tools, career development services, labor market information, and referrals. Additionally, Job Link provides training and individualized job search assistance to eligible Sonoma County residents through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Employers have access to assistance in recruiting qualified candidates including job fairs, help posting job openings to CalJOBS.ca.gov and customized training assistance.
Visit our website SonomaWIB.org for more information!
Youth Education & Employment Service Providers
Youth, ages 16 to 24, are provided jobs and services by the Youth Education & Employment Program and the award-winning Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps via contracted service providers countywide. Youth receive a variety of services to prepare them for success in school and in the workplace.
The Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) brings together leaders from business, economic development, labor, education, community-based organizations and public agencies to promote and support an integrated workforce development system to enure Sonoma County's economic vitality and quality of life. The WIB is a policy body that provides oversight to Job Link, federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act programs, and special grants. The Sonoma County WIB meets once per quarter; meetings are open to the public.
Meet the Members
Meeting Minutes & Agendas