periodically provides news and updates for its constituents, partners and general public. Read about the latest workforce development news here.


College of Alameda Annual Job Fair – May 6, 2015

The Alameda One Stop Career Center  will be holding their Annual Career Expo on Wednesday May 6, from 10:00am-1:00pm where you can get connected with employers in the Healthcare, Information Technology, Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation & Logistics sectors!

For more information, call (510) 644.6625 or e-mail !

JobFair Community Flyer

Young Adult Job Fair  – April 29, 2015

Hayward Adult School along with La Familia Counseling Services,  KRA Corp. and others will be hosting a Young Adult Job Fair on Wednesday, April 29 from 3:30pm-5:30pm at Southland Mall. For further information, see flyer below.

Selfie Contest!!

There will be a selfie contest held with two $50 gift card giveaways! To win, one must:

  1. Take a selfie with the Young Adult Job Fair poster or flier
    2. Use hashtag #startworklife
    3. Tag 2 friends
    4. Be 16-25 years old
    5. Attend the Young Adult Job Fair on 4/29/15

Entrants can see their selfies at



Biotechnology Forum  – April 29, 2015

The Alameda One-Stop Career Center will be hosting a free Biotechnology Forum at the Mariner Square Athletic Club on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. For further information, see flyer below.


Networking for Job Seekers  – April 15, 2015

The Alameda One-Stop Career Center will be hosting a free workshop on networking at Alameda Free Library on Wednesday, April 15 from 6:00pm to 7:45pm. For further information, see flyer below.

Networking Workshop

Advanced Manufacturing Form at the Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center  – March 27, 2015

The Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center will be holding an Advanced Manufacturing Forum on Friday March 27 from 1:30pm-3:30pm! Learn more about this industry through a panel of experts in the field and network with local employers from the area. For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit



Spring 2015 CAREER EXPO at the  Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center  – May 1, 2015

The Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center will be holding their Spring 2015 Career Expo on Friday May 1st, from 11:a0am-2:00pm where local employers will be seeking qualified candidates for full-time, part-time and seasonal positions!

Visit the Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center to have your resume reviewed and submitted to employers before the expo!

For more information, visit or call (510) 742.2323!




North Cities One Stop Career Center Open House – February 25, 2015

Come and check out the North Cities One Stop Career Center Open House on February 25 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Berkeley Adult School! Learn more about how they connect job seekers with employment!



Desktop & DMM Training Opportunity for Recently Separated Veterans

The Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center will be holding two information sessions of the CompTIA A+ Certification and Web Design & Mobile Application Development Training opportunity for all recently separated veterans (within the last 48 months) on Friday, February 27  and Friday, March 13 from 10:00am-12:00pm.

Training classes at Ohlone College will be set to run from March 15, 2015 to July 15, 2015. For more information, please contact the Tri-Cities One Stop Center at (510) 742-2323.






US Census Bureau Recruitment Fair – Wednesday, February 11 (9am)

The US Census Bureau will be holding an recruitment fair for part-time field representatives at the North Cities One-Stop Career Center on February 11, 2015 starting at 9:00am.

For more information and to reserve a space, please call 1-800-992-3529 or e-mail


AutoZone On-Site Recruitment – Wednesday, February 4 (1pm-4pm)


AutoZone will be holding an on-site recruitment at the Alameda One-Stop Career Center on February 4, 2015 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Interviews will be conducted on-site for a number of open positions.

The Alameda One-Stop will also be holding an interview skills workshop on Tuesday, January 27 from 10:00am-12:00pm. This provides a great opportunity to get interview tips and practice. Individuals may sign up for the workshop at the center prior to 1/27.

Contact Alameda One-Stop at The College of Alameda for more information.



Nearly $170M in Ready To Work Partnership grants awarded to help long-term unemployed Americans Find work
United States Department of Labor
Secretary of Labor Thomasa E. Perez
News Release

The news release link above provides information about the Ready To Work Partnership grants and their primary functions to serve Americans who have been struggling with long-term unemployment. The in partnership with NOVA Workforce Development will be funded to serve individuals in the southern Alameda County areas of Union City, Fremont and Newark.

For more information, please contact Program Financial Specialist, Tamia Brown at 84 or


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Updated September 5, 2014

President Obama Signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in July 2014. The new act will help job seekers navigate available assistance and services to become gainfully employed and provide employers with talented workers to be competitive and successful. The act will be instated on July 1, 2015 and replace the existing Workforce Investment Act of 1998.


Key features and changes:

  • Ensure Federal core programs for employment and training are joined as one cohesive goal. Facilitation of the process will be coordinated through the 4-year strategic state plan
  • Assure investments are data driven, evidence based and accountable. Common performance measures on core programs will ensure accountability
  • Board sizes for state and local workforce boards will be reduced in size to increase efficiency
  • Focus on career pathways and sector development
  • Increase the reimbursement for OJT and customized training
  • Authorize local areas to transfer 100% funding between adult and dislocated workers
  • Require a minimum of 75% funds for out of school youth


Read the Department of Labor’s description and summary of the new act here.