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Regional workforce plan accepting public comment

Public comment sought on plan to coordinate workforce services for employers and job-seekers

The Bay Area Regional Planning Unit has released the 2017-2020 Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Regional Plan Draft for public comment.

The Local Workforce Development Boards for San Benito, San Francisco, NOVA (northern Santa Clara and San Mateo County), and San Jose Silicon Valley Workforce Investment Network (southern Santa Clara County, which operates as work2future) jointly developed this regional plan draft with input from our partners and stakeholders. The plan focuses on our goals and strategies for building regional sector pathways and regionally coordinated workforce services to better meet the needs of employers and job-seekers in the region.

The Regional Plan Draft for Public Comment will be posted for the 30-day period of Jan. 26 through Feb. 25. The Bay Area Regional Planning Unit will include all public comments in our final submission of the regional plan to the State of California Labor and Workforce Development Agency.

The final Regional Plan will be submitted to the state along with separate local plans for each of the above Local Workforce Development Boards. If you have comments on local service delivery and coordination among local partners, the San Benito County Workforce Development Board Local Plan was released for public comment on Jan. 31.

To review the Draft Regional Plan for Public Comment and learn how you can submit comment electronically or via e-mail, click here.

To submit comments in person: Hard copies of the Regional Plan Draft for Public Comment and comment forms will also be available during the comment period at the following locations and times:

America’s Job Center of California
1111 San Felipe Road, Suite 107, Hollister, CA 95023 
831-637-5627

Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Accommodations are available for people with disabilities upon request. Contact Sylvia Jacquez at sjacquez@cosb.us or 831-637-5627 for further assistance.

Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Feb. 25.

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