Working for America
State Workforce Development Board
California Workforce Investment Board
Tim Rainey, Executive Director
777 12th Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 324-3425
Fax: (916) 324-3068
Key Workforce Priorities
- Understanding and meeting the workforce needs of business, industry, and regional economies
- Targeting resources where the most economic impact can be gained
- Maximizing the accountability of public and private resources invested in workforce development
- California has a highly diverse population and labor force, especially compared to the nation as a whole. Broken out by the most prevalent ethnicity and race, the California labor force is 43.8 percent white, 34.5 percent Hispanic, 12.2 percent Asian, and 6.1 percent black.
- California’s unemployment rate continues to be persistently high at 12.4%. Some Counties have unemployment rates approaching 29%. As a result, over 2,000,000 Californians receive unemployment benefits.
- California offers its workforce various training and employment opportunities through its diverse and expansive network of 224 One-Stop Career Centers in 49 Local Workforce Investment Areas.
- California-based companies overwhelmingly lead the country in venture capital investments in clean energy
- The nonfarm sectors that experienced the highest job growth last year are Professional and Business Services, Educational and Health Services, Leisure and Hospitality; accounting for over 94,000 new jobs.
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