Workforce Visioning Initiative
 
“Economic growth is never an accident.” – Gary Sherrer

                Vision:  To reduce the unemployment rate in the Imperial Valley by removing barriers to economic growth and creating greater employment opportunities, resulting in economic and social sustainability for local residents and businesses.
 
             Mission:  To lead and coordinate a county-wide initiative that seeks to reduce the unemployment rate and increase economic sustainability by engaging stakeholders and creating and implementing strategies that address local needs and challenges.
 
 
Objectives and Desired Outcomes
 
1)       As a collective group, prioritize challenges and issues facing the business community in Imperial County, as identified during business roundtables organized by the Valley’s Chambers of Commerce and Workforce Development Board.
 
2)       Establish workable objectives to collectively address the identified challenges.

3)       Develop tactics and a timeline to meet the established objectives with the overall goal of creating a highly trained and competitive labor force to ensure future business growth and a sustainable economic base for the County of Imperial.

4)       Assign action plans and deliverables.
 
 
Commitments
 
The Board will:
 
·         Lead and coordinate the collective effort of strategizing and putting into action a plan that will support business growth and increase employment opportunities.

·         Provide training in areas identified as needed by the collective group for businesses, partners, and individuals seeking employment or skills upgrade. 

·         Commit $135,000 for a business services contract awarded to SDSU to assist in the coordination and delivery of business services to already existing and incoming businesses.

·         Invest in, and make available to partners & businesses, an economic modeling software database to help stakeholders understand, analyze, and make projections about the local labor market, education, and the economy.

·         Dedicate business representatives to work with the business community, partners, and other government agencies.

·        Set up a business center in the One Stop for use by local businesses and partners.

Calendar of Events
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CRST HIRING EVENT

CRST will be holding a hiring event on June 25, 2015 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the El Centro One Stop.  CLICK HERE for more information!

ONE STOP JOB ORDERS (AS OF JUNE 26, 2015)

CLICK HERE to view a list of One Stop Job orders!  For more information on these positions, please contact the One Stop Center where it is listed.

YOUTH SERVICES RFQ 2015-2016

The Imperial County Workforce Development Board (WDB) is pleased to announce the release of its Youth Services Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the 2015-2016 Program Year.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the RFQ.

A copy of the Youth Services RFQ is also available at the America's Job Center located at 2799 S. 4th Street in El Centro, CA.  For additional information please call (442)265-4955 or (442)265-4974.

SEASONAL CLERK OPENING AT CENTINELA STATE PRISON

Please visit this link to find information on this opening along with other job opportunities in Imperial County.

NATIONAL BEEF JOB FAIR EVENT

National Beef representatives will be in El Centro recruiting individuals to work in Kansas from April 14th through April 17th.  The Job Fair will take place at the Employment Development Department, 1550 West Main Street.  CLICK HERE for more information!

BUSINESS OWNERS AFFECTED BY RECENT PLANT CLOSURES

Beginning March 10th, Imperial Valley Small Business Development Corporation will be offering classes on how your business can be positioned to increase sales, increase profits, and obtain financing.  CLICK HERE for more information.

CRST HIRING OPPORTUNITY

For additional information, please CLICK HERE!

EL CENTRO ONE STOP NEW LOCATION

The El Centro One Stop will be relocating to a new office across the parking lot from our former location.  CLICK HERE for more information.

CRST SEEKS TRUCK DRIVERS

CLICK HERE for more information!

VILLA PRIMAVERANTS

Now taking applications from local residents seeking employment.  Special consideration to low income families.  CLICK HERE to obtain an application.  Please call (760)337-5000 for more information.

TENASKA SOLAR PROJECT JOBS

CLICK HERE for more information!

NATIONAL BEEF OF LIBERAL, KANSAS JOB FAIR

CLICK HERE for more information!

VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTION- REFRIGERATION & AIR CONDITIONING REPAIR, CF OPENING

CLICK HERE for more information!

OPEN TUTORING POSITIONS

Teach-n-Tutor is looking for bilingual and experienced Tutors in Imperial Valley.  CLICK HERE to see how to apply!

SHIP REPAIR JOB FAIR

CLICK HERE for more information!

NATIONAL BEEF DISLOCATED WORKER PROGRAM

CLICK HERE to access the ICWDB's press release for the National Beef Dislocated Worker Program.  For more information please contact (760) 337-5007.

INTERVIEW TIPS

An interview gives you the opportunity to showcase your qualifications to an employer, so it pays to be well prepared. Click here for some helpful hints.

JBS OPENINGS

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NATIONAL CAREER READINESS CERTIFICATE VIDEO

Click here to view a video regarding information on the National Readiness Certificate.