As required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA,) the City of Oakland Workforce Development Board (OWDB) issued a four-year local plan for PY 2021-24. The local plan focused partnerships and coordination efforts in alignment with the ongoing anti-racism work of the City’s Department of Race and Equity Department and the City’s Economic Recovery Plan. The goal is a more equitable and inclusive economy that works for all Oaklanders. Prior to the pandemic, Oakland had moved just 2% towards our adopted economic goal of increasing Black and Latino household wealth.
With the implementation of the Local Plan, the OWDB has begun to provide a more coordinated set of relationships among providers and partners in the workforce system that supports the advancement of economic stability and equitable access to Oakland’s most vulnerable residents in the communities of Fruitvale, East and West Oakland, where a high number of Black and Latinx residents live, and are unemployed at higher rates than the general population.
The local plan modification provides an updated overview of these efforts.
The OWDB is seeking feedback for a 30-day public comment period, open from February 23, 2023 – March 24, 2023.
Please submit your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Draft Local Plan Comments” in the subject line.