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About Us

The Sacramento Works Job Center System provides resources and services to employers and job seekers in Sacramento County.  Planning, policy, and oversight for the system is the responsibility of Sacramento Works, Inc., the Workforce Development Board, a 25-member volunteer board of directors.  Services, resources, workforce development sector strategies, training programs, and services to employers are provided by the staff of Workforce Development Department of the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, the Employment Development Department and over 40 community workforce development partners.

Sacramento Works is building a dynamic workforce for the Sacramento Region by partnering with the workforce community to serve regional employment needs.


1.  Prepare customers for viable employment opportunities and career pathways in the region by improving the job center and training center system.

2.  Support regional employers’ efforts to hire, train, and transition employees by enhancing and communicating the availability and value of Sacramento Works’ employer and business services.

3.  Prepare youth to thrive and succeed in the regional workforce by providing relevant work readiness and employment programs and engaging regional employers and academia.

Sacramento Works, Inc. Board Members

Amanda Blackwood
President & CEO
Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce

Larry Booth
Frank M. Booth, Inc.

Lisa Clawson – Secretary-Treasurer
Human Resources Leader
Kaiser Permanente

Lynn R. Conner
Chief Executive Officer
Better Business Bureau

Ronald Ellis
Managing Director/Owner

Diane Ferrari
Chief, Northern Job Service Division
Employment Development Department

Kevin Ferreira
Executive Director
Sacramento Sierra’s Building & Construction Trades Council

Kristin Gibbons
Human Services Division Manager
County Department of Human Assistance

Troy Givans
Director of Economic Development
Sacramento County Economic Development Department

David W. Gordon
Sacramento County Office of Education

Tom Kandris
PK1, Inc.

Gary R. King – Chair
Chief Workforce Officer
Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Kathy Kossick
Executive Director
Sacramento Employment and Training Agency

Christine Laster
Human Resources Manager

Matt Lege
Research Analyst
SEIU – United Healthcare Workers

Frank A. Louie
Chief Operating Officer
Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Jamey Nye
Vice Chancellor of Education and Technology
Los Rios Community College District

Jay Onasch
District Administrator
California Department of Rehabilitation

Johnny Perez
Community Banking Supervisor
SAFE Credit Union

Karl Pineo
Business Manager/Financial Secretary
Ironworkers Local 118

Fabrizio Sasso
Executive Director
Sacramento Central Labor Council

Anette Smith-Dohring
Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region

Rick Wylie – Vice Chair
Villara Corporation

Composition of the Sacramento Works, Inc. Board

The majority representation on this 25-member board is business and industry. Other sectors represented on the Sacramento Works, Inc. board include education, labor, rehabilitation and state employment services, public assistance agencies, community-based organizations as well as local economic development interests.

Private Sector
Representatives of the Private Sector, shall constitute a majority of the membership of the Board and are to be owners of business concerns, chief executives or chief operating officers of non-governmental employers, or other private sector executives who have substantial management or policy responsibility. Private Sector representatives shall be selected from nominations made by general-purpose business organizations.

Education Sector
Education representatives shall be selected from nominations made by local educational agencies, vocational education institutions, or institutions of higher education. General organizations of such agencies or institutions, institutions of higher education, or general organizations of such agencies or institutions can also nominate an education representative. Private and proprietary schools or general organizations of such schools, within the City and County of Sacramento are also eligible to have representation on the Sacramento Works, Inc. board. Individuals wishing to apply for membership need to contact one of these entities and request a letter of recommendation.

Labor Sector
Labor representatives are recommended by recognized State and local labor organizations or appropriate building trades councils.

Community-based Organizations
Community-based Organization representatives shall be recommended by community organizations.

Other represented sectors on the Sacramento Works, Inc. board are:
Economic Development Sector
Public Employment Service Sector
Rehabilitation Agency Sector
Public Assistance Agency
Letters of recommendation for individuals shall come from organizations that represent these sectors.

Application/Appointment Process
Those wishing to apply for membership on the Sacramento Works, Inc. board are asked to fill out an application form. Completed applications should be returned to Nancy Hogan at nancy.hogan@seta.net along with a résumé. Workforce-Development-Board-Application-Information

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