Employment and Training

The Employment and Training Division provides job search, employment and training services for Sonoma County residents and employers.

Human Services Availability During Local Emergency

Updated: October 14, 2017 9:50 AM

General Availability of Services:

  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Unless otherwise stated below, the following services and locations are expected to open for the public on Monday, October 16, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Subject to change.
  • To apply or sign up for services, please go into an open office, call the listed phone number or visit the website listed below.

Economic Assistance

  • 520 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa - No phone calls
    • Services available: CalFresh, Medi-Cal, and General Assistance Program
  • Closed: 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa

Employment and Training

  • 2227 Capricorn Way, Santa Rosa - (707) 565-5500
    • Services available: SonomaWORKS and emergency CalFresh, including EBT cards, and Medi-Cal

Human Services South County Center

  • 5350 Old Redwood Highway, Petaluma - (707) 565-5511
    • Multiple services available including EBT Cards for CalFresh, Medi-Cal

Adult & Aging, including Veterans Services

  • 3725 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa - (707) 565-5900
    • Services available: Usual services only, see website

Family, Youth and Children’s Services

  • 1202 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa - (707) 565-4300
    • Services available: Usual services only, see website
  • Closed: Valley of the Moon Children’s Home

Local Assistance Center (LAC)

  • Press Democrat Building, 427 Mendocino Avenue (between Ross and 5th Streets)
    • Services Available: advice and information about Human Services programs. No applications accepted in this location, please see offices listed above.

SonomaWORKS Website

Provides employment assistance, training and services to families applying for or receiving cash assistance as part of the County's CalWORKS program.

Sonoma County Job Link

One-stop employment and training services for employers and job seekers.

Job seekers have access to job search and career development services, labor market information and resources and referrals. Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Job Link provides training and intensive job search activities to eligible individuals.

Employer services include help posting job openings and recruiting qualified candidates.

Youth Education & Employment Service Providers

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 countywide. Youth receive a variety of services to prepare them for success in school and  in the workplace.

The Center for Social and
Environmental Stewardship

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

Social Advocates for Youth
2447 Summerfield Road 
Santa Rosa, CA 954035
(707) 544-3299

West County Community Services
16390 Main Street
Guerneville, CA 95446
(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

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB)

The Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is a policy body that provides oversight to Job Link and Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act programs. It also provides oversight for special grants to ensure access to all services available to address clients' employment and educational needs. WIB members represent local business, labor and education.

Contact Information

Employment and Training
Human Services Department
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
2227 Capricorn Way
Suite  100
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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