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Workforce Investment Board
The Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) oversees the federally-funded employment and training programs and services in Oakland. These programs and services help job seekers gain employment and connect businesses with a qualified workforce.
The Oakland WIB is soliciting comments on its DRAFT Strategic Plan 2013-2017 submitted to the California Workforce Investment Board (CWIB). The comment period commences July 3, 2013, 5pm through August 2, 2013, 5pm. Click here to access the Oakland WIB's Strategic Plan 2013-2017. You may also access a hard copy available at 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3315. Please provide your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding Opportunities - RFPs Released
There are currently no new funding opportunities or RFP processes underway.
Services for Adult Job Seekers
WIB's network of One-Stop Career Centers can help you find a job. Whether you were recently laid off or are re-entering the workforce after raising a family, the centers help you improve your qualifications and bring you together with employers who will benefit from your skills.
Each center provides the entry point to free employment services that will prepare you for and connect you to many great jobs and careers. Click Here for more information on our One-Stop Career Center, job fairs, and other resources for adult job seekers.
WIA Youth Services
Services for Youth Job Seekers
The WIB funds and supports a variety of programs that provide employment and educational training and support to Oakland youth ages 14 to 21. These programs are designed to help youth prepare for the world of work by gaining valuable skills, experience and confidence, while becoming empowered in their pursuit of career, academic and personal goals. Please see the WIB Youth Services page for more information.
Each year the WIB collaborates with our program partners and the Office of the Mayor to coordinate the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program (MSJP). This year the MSJP will helped hundreds of youth to learn valuable job search skills, while securing summer employment and internships at local businesses for hundreds of our program participants. All youth who enter the program participate in pre-employment workshops to prepare them for success on the job. Many youth who have participated in previous years have been offered continued employment with satisfied companies. Please see the Mayor's Summer Jobs Program web page on this site for more information.
Services for Employers
As mandated by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, the Mayor is ultimately responsible for the administration of federal job training funds in Oakland and therefore appoints the board positions on the Oakland WIB. A majority of these positions are reserved for business-sector leaders. The Oakland WIB currently has 43 members. Generally speaking, the Mayor and the WIB share equal authority according to the federal legislation. The Oakland City Council and its Community & Economic Development Committee oversee program performance through the Job Training Performance Standards System. Council authorizes the City Administrator to appropriate funding and enter into contracts with service providers.
For dates and times of upcoming WIB and committee meetings, please go to the web sections linked below:
Click here to view WIB Agendas & Minutes. [To be updated soon]
In addition to an Executive Committee, the WIB has three standing subcommittees:
- Employer Strategies Committee (formerly Business Services Committee)
- Systems Leadership Committee (combined One Stop Leadership and Quality Assurance Committees)
- Youth Council
The Department of Economic and Workforce Development is responsible for disseminating policy guidance to the workforce community. The link below contains active WIB approved polices and procedures.
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