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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

Janet Bard
Chief Financial Officer
Ramos Oil Company, Inc.

Larry Booth
Frank M. Booth, Inc.

Brian Broadway
Student Service Director
Sacramento Job Corps

Larry Burkhardt
Director of Economic Development
City of Sacramento

Dennis Canevari
Assistant Business Manager
Sheet Metal Workers Local #104

Lisa Clawson
Vice President, Human Resources & Learning
Blood Source, Inc.

Lynn R. Conner

Michael Dourgarian
Co-owner/Vice President
Asher College

Ann Edwards
Director, Human Assistance
County Department of Human Assistance

Diane Ferrari
Chief, Northern Job Service Division
Employment Development Department

David W. Gordon
Sacramento County Office of Education

Gary R. King
Chief Workforce Officer
Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Kathy Kossick
Executive Director
Sacramento Employment and Training Agency

Matt Lege
Research Analyst
SEIU – United Healthcare Workers

Frank A. Louie
General Manager Public Sector Operations
Xerox Corporation

Elizabeth McClatchy
President & CEO
The Safety Center Inc.

Charlotte Mitchell
Executive Director
Sacramento County Farm Bureau

Dennis Morin
Sacramento Area Electrical Training Center and JATC

Dr. Jamey Nye
Associate Vice Chancellor of Instruction
Los Rios Community College District

Jay Onasch
District Administrator
California Department of Rehabilitation

Kim Parker
California Employers Association

Fabrizio Sasso
Executive Director
Sacramento Central Labor Council

Anette Smith-Dohring
Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region

Peter Tateishi
President & CEO
Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Rick Wylie
Villara Corporation

Composition of the Sacramento Works, Inc. Board

The majority representation on this 41-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 available at 925 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815, Attention Nancy Hogan (phone 263-3827). Completed applications should be returned to SETA along with a résumé . These applications go through an application/appointment process for each sector.

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