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Sonoma County Job Link: unemployed or looking for a career boo

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Residents who are unemployed or want to upgrade their skills and build careers can find current job listings and vocational training through Sonoma County Job Link. Job Link is the one-stop career center for job seekers and youth ages 14-24 and the workforce solution for employers looking for qualified job applicants.

“With many looking for jobs due to COVID 19, services provided by Job Link can offer the boost that helps them return to work and financial self-sufficiency,” says Sonoma County Employment and Training Division Director Katie Greaves. “For workers who want to move into a different career or get new skills, Job Link has access to many ‘earn-and-learn’ job training opportunities they can choose from.”

Bilingual Job Link staff are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., by phone and email, and in-person during limited hours from 8 a.m.-noon. During the limited hours, residents can also access the on-site Computer Lab to create a resume, search for jobs and research employers. Workshops, vocational counseling and other supportive services are accessible at the Job Link website at www.caljobs.joblinksonoma.org.

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California Wine Country job market reels during coronavirus pandemic

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Before the novel coronavirus led to multiple lockdown orders and subsequent job losses throughout the state, employment hadn’t changed much, including in the North Bay.

On Feb. 24 , when Nelson Staffing released its annual Advisor and Salary Guide, the findings from surveys of hundreds of hiring managers and employees in the North Bay revealed an ongoing tight labor market and low unemployment rates that kept employers competing for highly qualified candidates.

For the first two months of the year, the state’s unemployment rate held at 3.9%, with job gains contributing to a record expansion that hadn’t been seen since the 1960s, according to the state Employment Development Department.

But the pandemic ended that stretch.

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