Employment and Training Division

Contact our office about services that help:

Due to the pandemic, the Employment and Training lobby is open for in-person visitors from 8 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday.

  • Entry will be restricted to three visitors at a time for clients of SonomaWORKs and Job Link.
  • Visitors must wear masks and maintain six feet of social distancing.
  • Job Link’s computer lab is open 8:30 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday.
  • Other in-person services are limited to using a county telephone to contact staff and EBT replacement for CalWORKs.

Online and Phone Services for Clients

  • Apply for Food Benefits
  • Report Changes
  • Submit Reports and Documents

Call (707) 565-5500 to speak with a specialist about existing benefits or to submit a new application.

Online and Phone Services For Employers

Job Link Business Services Hotline
Call or email: (707) 565-8079 or joblinkbusinessgroup@schsd.org. (Due to high call volume, you may need to leave a message. Calls Monday-Friday are returned within 48 hours.)

The Economic Development Board

Job Link Computer Lab Re-Opens

Job Link’s computer lab is now open 8:30 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Search online for jobs, create a resume, No appointment needed. Visitors must wear masks at all times and follow social distancing rules.

About Unemployment Insurance

For Employees

If your employment has been interrupted due to COVID-19 (fewer or no work hours, if you have been laid off, if you have been disabled due to Covid), you can apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits. You can file a claim for Unemployment Insurance online, by phone or by mail.

For Employers and Workers 

For local information about Unemployment Insurance and COVID:

  • When: December 21, 2020 from 6:00 7:00 PM

    All Explore Foster Parenting meetings in 2020 will be held on Zoom. Meet staff from local agencies for a brief introduction to foster parenting. Talk with us and get your questions answered. To reserve, call (707) 565-4274.

  • When: December 25, 2020

    Most Sonoma County Offices closed

  • When: January 1, 2021

    Most Sonoma County Offices closed

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Contact Information

Employment and Training
Human Services Department
In-Person Lobby Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Phone Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

2227 Capricorn Way
Suite  100
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
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