Sacramento Works operates 13 Job Centers providing career counseling, employment referral, vocational training and a host of other resource services to assist individuals in obtaining employment.
Job Seeker Services
If you are looking for a job, Sacramento Works’ Job Centers have the tools and resources you need. Visit the calendar on the home page to see a complete list of workshops and events scheduled at the Job Centers.Assessment Tools
Our Job Centers offer information to assist with career decision making, career exploration, researching careers and information on the education requirements needed to pursue them. Employability skills assessments designed to measure workplace vocational skills are also available.
Basic Skills Development Services
Customers can receive assistance in improving their academic skills in reading, writing, and math.
A variety of training programs and classes are available to prepare customers for careers related to a specific trade, occupation or vocation. CareerGPS.com
Local Training Provider List for Sacramento Works Scholarships
If you are interested in receiving training through Sacramento Works you must meet with a coach at one of the 13 Sacramento Works Job Centers. After you have been determined eligible for training, you may choose one of the training programs from the Local Training Provider List.
A variety of free workshops are offered at our Job Centers to learn basic computer literacy: Word, Excel, and the internet. Computer Labs provide access to customers to complete assessments, online applications, and taking typing tests.
Distance Learning/Online Learning
Numerous vocational, basic and comprehensive skills training available online (self-pace) or a formalized training taught remotely are available. To access a variety of free online learning and training courses visit https://www.caljobs.ca.gov/vosnet/OnlineLearning/Resources.aspx
Job Coaching/Career Counseling
Job Center Coaches provide career counseling, job matching employment referral, resume review and customization to maximize your job seeking efforts.
Industry specific group sessions and Job Circles are offered at the Job Centers for the job seeker to discuss and receive interviewing information, brush-up and feedback, customized resume preparation, network and learn how to contact, locate and access employers.
Job Seeker and Employment Skills Workshops
Workshops and programs designed to assist customers with the skills they need to obtain employment are offered at the Job Centers. Workshop topics include resume development, interviewing skills, record expungement, financial literacy, soft skills training and job search strategies.
Register with www.caljobs.ca.gov to view hundreds of job postings and post your resume so that employers can contact you directly about job opportunities.
Veteran Resources and Employment Programs
Vietnam Veterans of California
Veterans of the Vietnam Era (August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975), Veterans separated during the past 48 months, or Veterans with a 30% service-connected disability and who are dislocated workers may be eligible for on-the-job training or direct employment referrals. An EDD Veterans Representative is located on site. Supportive Services are provided as needed including drug and alcohol abuse counseling and referrals. Vietnam Veterans of California also offers a transitional living program to previously homeless Veterans of any era. Participants must be employable and free of substance abuse. In cooperation with ParaTransit, Vietnam Veterans of California operates a driver training program which is open to non-Veterans. Entrance requirements include a clear DMV. The program lasts 4 months and you are paid while you train.
For more information call (916) 393-8387 or visit http://www.vetsresource.org/vrc-sacramento.html
Sacramento Veterans Resource Center (SVRC)
The Sacramento Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) is a multi-function campus with the most comprehensive mix of services for veterans in Northern California. Below is a brief description of these activities.
- The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) – one of only four Small Business Administration funded business centers in the Nation for veterans who own, or are interested in starting a small business.
- Employment Counseling & Training – helping veterans obtain career training and self sustaining employment opportunities.
- Supportive Housing – housing programs offers up two twenty-four months of stable living, combined with comprehensive supportive services to effectively end the cycle of homelessness and assist veterans in the acquisition of permanent housing and sustainable-wage jobs.
- The Jon Oberg Center – a State Licensed, transitional housing program for veterans, and non-veterans, in need of social model drug/alcohol recovery services.
For more information on program eligibility, call 916.393.VETS
or visit http://www.vetsresource.org/vrc-sacramento.html
California Department of Veterans Affairs
The Division of Veterans Services is responsible for administering a number of special programs, benefits and services for California veterans and their families. For personalized assistance in learning about your veteran benefits, or for help filing a claim for benefits, contact your local County Veterans Services Office. You can also contact the regional CalVet Veterans Services district offices. Many Veteran Service Organizations can also provide assistance in learning about or filing benefit claims. Link to www.calvet.ca.gov/veteran-services-benefits/ to learn more.
For more information contact Elvina Carrington at (916) 263-5877
or email Elvina.Carrington@seta.net.
Services & Supports for Job Seekers with Disabilities
While many persons with disabilities would like to work and become self-sufficient, the anxiety and confusion about how making money will impact their financial and medical benefits often discourages them from pursuing their goals. Many also have concerns about how to approach an employer, when to disclose their disability, and accessibility, accommodations, and transportation issues.
The Disability Program Navigator (DPN) and Ticket to Work programs were created to help the customer with a disability who wants to work, navigate through the complexities of government rules and regulations, overcome barriers, and create strategies for successfully gaining and retaining employment through the Sacramento Works Job Center system.
Ticket to Work
Receiving Social Security benefits? Between the ages of 18-64? Want to work?
If you answered “Yes!” to these questions you have a “Ticket to Work” and – most likely – a lot of questions. We can help. The Social Security Administration has approved SETA as an Employment Network to provide SSA beneficiaries with a variety of services and supports to help you plan and achieve your employment goals. Benefits include career planning and coaching, job search assistance, assessments, resume and interview preparation, access to training and workshops, and benefits planning. This service and others are provided by Crossroads Diversified Services at several Sacramento Works Job Centers.
Disability Program Navigator (DPN)
Jointly funded by the ETA and SSA, the DPN Initiative promotes comprehensive services and work incentive information for people with disabilities through the Job Center system.
For more information call the Ticket to Work Hotline at (916) 263-3993.