CWA members understand that everyone has been challenged during these uncertain times.  Social distancing, and shelter and place orders have effectively shut down our economy.  However, the State’s Local Workforce Development Boards and their system of America’s Job Centers of California are poised and ready to assist individuals and businesses who have been affected by COVID-19 get back to work.  
Our State’s Workforce system is still open for business and nothing can be more essential then helping businesses find needed talent and assisting individuals get back to work.  
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  • August 3, 2020

In a letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer, Senator Feinstein explained that workforce development programs are important to workers who are laid off in order to develop new skills and find better jobs when the economy recovers. She called on Congress to provide substantial workforce development funding now. To read more, click here.

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A prosperous California where thriving industries are sustained by a highly-skilled, diverse and innovative workforce

Our Mission

Enhance and inspire California’s local workforce development boards and their partners through strategic partnership convening, capacity building, and advocacy.

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Bringing experience and an entrepreneurial spirit to workforce development, the staff of CWA works tirelessly to produce results for its members and to drive the system to achieve prosperity for California’s businesses and job seekers.


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Workforce development can be a catalyst for economic growth, if the right partnerships are in place. CWA partners with business, education, labor, community organizations, and all other parties who are dedicated to the future of workforce.


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