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Oakland Workforce Development Board

The Oakland WDB 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.

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Jul 09, 2019

Free Workshop Helps Oakland Businesses Connect with Local Talent Pools to fill Vacant Positions

In response to one of the most frequent challenges faced by Oakland business owners, the City’s Economic & Workforce Development Department (EWDD) will host a free workshop on attracting, training and retaining employees on Thursday, July 25.

The Hidden Figures: The Power of the Untapped Talent Pool workshop will be held in the Huey Newton & Bobby Seale Student Lounge at Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive, from 8 to 11:15 a.m.

About

As mandated by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), on March 31, 2016, by Executive Order, and as Chief Local Elected Official of the Local Area Designation (the City of Oakland), Mayor Libby Schaaf disbanded the former Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and established the new Workforce Development Board (WDB). The Oakland WDB 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 Mayor appoints the board positions on the Oakland WDB. A majority of these positions are reserved for business-sector leaders. The Oakland WDB currently has 27 members. Generally speaking, the Mayor and the WDB share equal authority according to the federal legislation. The Oakland City Council authorizes the City Administrator to appropriate funding and enter into contracts with service providers.

View the archive of WDB agendas and minutes prior to April 2018.

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Contact Us

Map location for Oakland Workforce Development Board, located at 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, CA 94612
1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Hearing Room 3
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone Numbers

Email Address

ldial@oaklandnet.com

Business Hours

Board meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of February, May, August, and November from 8:30-11:00am