Employment and Training Division

Find services for job seekers, including youth, and for local employers who want to hire qualified workers. Opportunities for youth and young adults include the training and job program, Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps.

Eligible residents who are caring for a child can receive financial assistance, social services benefits and enhanced employment services through SonomaWORKS (CalWORKS).

Job Link Closed, SonomaWORKs Limited; Options for Support

The Sonoma County Job Link office is closed. 

Employees: If you are unsure of whether to work, please contact your employer directly.

Unemployment Insurance

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 as a result of), you can apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits. There is no waiting period to apply. The Governor’s executive order waives the one-week waiting period for Unemployment Insurance.

You can file a claim for Unemployment Insurance online, by phone or by mail.  Click on this link for instructions on how to apply:

Click on this link to file an Unemployment Insurance claim:

If you are a business or employee
The following links can assist you in finding the help and information about how to apply for Unemployment Benefits: 

For more local information about Unemployment Insurance and COVID-19, visit these links.

Job Link Business Services Hotline: 707-565-8079 or joblinkbusinessgroup@schsd.org. Be aware that due to call volume you may need to leave a message. Calls Monday - Friday will be returned within 24 hours.

Employers can also contact the Economic Development Board for information: http://sonomaedb.org/Business-Assistance/Business-Assistance-Coronavirus/.

CalWORKs (SonomaWORKs) will be provided on a limited basis at our office.

Staff will continue to assist customers with navigating online and phone services and will provide emergency-only in-person services. 

Online Services


  • Apply for Benefits
  • Report Changes
  • Submit Reports & Documents

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

Contact Information

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