California Labor & Workforce Development Agency

11/01/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/01/2018 15:46

EDD receives $7.7 million to help re-employ 1,100 laid-off workers (November 1, 2018)

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Date: November 1, 2018

EDD receives $7.7 million to help re-employ 1,100 laid-off workers

Workers in 15 counties who lost jobs due to trade and automation to receive training for jobs in high-growth industries

SACRAMENTO - The California Employment Development Department (EDD) today announced it received a $7.7 million Trade and Economic Transition Dislocated Worker Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to help re-employ 1,100 unemployed workers in 15 counties. The funds will provide job training and support services to workers who have lost jobs in industries affected by trade or automation and prepare them for careers in high-growth industries.

"When businesses close, we put a priority on getting Californians back to work in growing industries," said EDD Director Patrick W. Henning. "Rapid business growth in California requires employees with specialized skills, and we urge affected workers to take advantage of the training and career services that can lead to good jobs in growing business fields."

The grant funds will support efforts in seven local workforce development areas to retrain workers who have lost jobs in industries that were severely impacted by new trade, automation or technological advances. Examples include retail stores that have closed in the wake of growing competition from internet sales, manufacturing companies that have moved operations, and quickly-evolving technology companies that require workers to continually adapt to changing skill demands.

Employment services will help laid-off workers develop the skills necessary to compete for current and sustainable careers in high-growth industries. Affected workers will be provided career counseling, skills assessment, occupational training, and paid on-the-job training opportunities.


P.O. Box 826880 MIC 85 Sacramento CA 94280-0001

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Each of the workforce areas has targeted in-demand industries where employers are looking to hire skilled employees. These industries include transportation, operations and maintenance, construction, manufacturing, healthcare, energy, administrative and support services, value-added agriculture, and professional, scientific and technical services.

Counties served by the workforce grants include Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Kings, Los Angeles, Placer, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba.

EDD recommends that all individuals interested in receiving employment assistance register at local America's Job Center of CaliforniaSM locations, which also offer no-fee employment services and training resources.

Contact information for the local workforce development areas and the high-growth industries addressed by the grant funding are included in the following table:

2018 Trade and Economic Transition Dislocated Worker Grant Awardees

Local Workforce Development Area

Counties and Cities Served

Contact Person

High-Growth Industries

Economic and Workforce Development Department Los Angeles

Los Angeles (City of Los Angeles)

Gerardo Ruvalcaba [email protected] 213-744-7233

  • Transportation

  • Operations and Maintenance

  • Construction

  • Administration and Professional

Kings County Job Training Office


Lance Lippincott [email protected] 559-852-4960

  • Healthcare

  • Transportation and Logistics

  • Manufacturing

  • Construction

NOVA Workforce Board

Santa Clara and San Mateo (Mountain View, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Cupertino, and Palo Alto)

Kris Stadelman [email protected] 408-730-7233

  • Technology

  • Healthcare

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San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board

San Bernardino

Reg Javier [email protected] 909-387-4460

  • Transportation and Logistics

  • Manufacturing

  • Healthcare

  • Construction

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

San Joaquin County Employment and Economic Development Department

San Joaquin

John Solis [email protected] 209-468-3500

  • Advanced Manufacturing

  • Construction

  • Energy

  • Healthcare

  • Transportation and Logistics

  • Value-Added Agriculture

Sacramento Employment and Training Agency

Sacramento, Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Placer, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba

Julie Davis-Jaffe [email protected] 916-263-3929

  • Healthcare

  • Social Assistance

  • Transportation and Warehousing

  • Administrative and Support Services

South Bay Workforce Investment Board

Los Angeles (Inglewood, Carson, Gardena, Torrance, Hawthorne, Lomita, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach and Lennox)

Jan Vogel [email protected] 310-970-7700

  • Healthcare

  • Manufacturing

  • Construction, Utilities and Infrastructure

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