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The Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board’s quarterly newsletter – Workforce Snapshot – offers workforce news, community partner engagement, success stories and labor market information.

2020 2019 2018
Navigating the Viral Business World – COVID-19 Update Spring Workforce Advisory Fall Workforce Advisory
Business Re-Opening Resources & Tips (Click here for video) Winter Workforce Advisory
COVID-19 Business Re-Opening Questions & Tips (Click here to download) Summer Workforce Advisory
COVID-19 HR Hotline Questionnaire (Click here)


The FRWDB recently presented, as one of the top five employers in Fresno County, the 2020 Child-Friendly Business Award by First 5 of Fresno County
California’s Powerful Answer to COVID Job Crisis
Will Wages Stay Stagnant Amid Pandemic? Workforce Development Board’s Response

Survival & Success for Innovation & Resilience


March 11, 2020
Pre-Apprentice Training Community Service Project
February 4, 2020
FRWDB Awarded $1.6M Grant for Forestry Training Program

October 28, 2019
Semi-Annual Workforce Training Forum
April 18, 2019
GOVAGANZA! Career Fair
February 1, 2019
Fresno Chosen by National Group to Implement Family-Centered Employment Strategies
January 14, 2019
2019 Fresno Workforce Training Fair

June 5, 2018
Training Multi-County Workers through Community Projects
May 8, 2018
Workplace Violence Prevention Seminar Presented by the Business Services Center

November 21, 2017
Manufacturing Upskill Training Program Is A Win-Win for Business and Employees
August 16, 2017
Construction/Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Class Wraps Up Training With Community Service Project in Reedley
March 20, 2017
Eleventh Construction/Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Class Wraps Up Training By Giving Back to the Community
February 7, 2017
2016 Workforce Achievements & Excellence Awards
February 2, 2017
Orientation Meeting for Recruitment of Upcoming No-Cost Manufacturing Mechanic Training Program

November 16, 2016
Training Multi-County Workers through Community Projects
February 10, 2016
Training Local Workers through Community Projects

August 5, 2015
Seeking Applicants for the Fourth Building & Construction Trades Union Pre-Apprenticeship Program
July 28, 2015
$200,000 Grant to Train Youth In the Renewable Fuel Production Sector
July 2, 2015
Nearly $1 Million in Funding Secured by The Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board to Assist Central Valley Job Seekers – Including Veterans!
May 27, 2015
The Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board on behalf of the Central Valley Was Awarded a $192,300 Grant to Train Individuals in Solid Waste Management, Wastewater Treatment, and Integrated Pest Management
May 27, 2015
Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board Awarded Nearly $200,000 by the EPA for Workforce Development
May 13, 2015
Pre-Apprenticeship Class Graduates Ready for Construction Jobs


Survival & Success for Innovation & Resilience
As an “essential business” the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board had to quickly pivot and find a source for personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure our Workforce Development staff had the protection they needed… [Read More ]. Click here for the video.

Improving Job Quality and Business Outcomes
Knowing that meaningful change is created by committed people acting together, Gabriel Garcia and his team at the local Petco have created work experiences and expanded opportunities for many local youth…[Read More]

Surfing the Solar Trend
By their constant and continued commitment to Workforce Connection with photo-voltaic training and hands-on solar installation and field maintenance job experiences over the last nine years, GRID Alternatives has been able to provide the first entry-level career step into the sector for many… [Read More]

High Standards Requires Deep Commitment
Lorena, unemployed and seeking assistance with training to re-enter the workforce, enrolled in the Workforce Connection program on March 1, 2018. She met with her Employment Readiness Specialist at the Manchester Center location for guidance on how to regain financial stability… [ Read More]

A Chance Meeting And Rising Career Path
Cristian Robles, now 18, was just one of the many youth who have been assessed, trained and evaluated through our All Youth One System (AYOS) for the Manufacturing Career Pathway program that was designed collaboratively with local manufacturers, educational institutions and training organizations… [Read More]

The Choice Comes First
Felix Diaz-Olvera graduated from Roosevelt High School in 2014. Not without struggle, she’s been supporting herself ever since. She became frustrated with constant rejections because of her lack of relevant experience and sought career guidance at the Manchester Mall One-Stop Center…[Read More]

Trusting the System Leads to Results
Angel McCurn was working seasonally and knew he would be looking for work again in three months. In late 2016, he chose to break that cycle by walking in to our Manchester Mall One-Stop Center in search of a job that could become a career with hard work…[Read More]

From Few Skills, No Income and No Work History to Self-Sufficiency at 21
Rojelio Andrade, an unemployed 20-year-old in a low income rural agricultural community with 35% unemployment, came to the FRWDB for help and enrolled in the All Youth One System program…[Read More]

Generational Support: A Stabilizing Influence
The California Teaching Fellows Foundation, a collaborative of more than eight Central Valley colleges, partners the FRWDB with their “Teaching Fellows,” so seasoned professors support part-time, paid jobs for students and act as academic mentors to community college and university undergraduates who are training to become K-12 instructors…[Read More]

Lost a Job. Found a Career.
Martha Hernandez, a single mother of a young child and full-time caregiver for her ailing father, lost her only income producing job. She moved quickly to pick-up the pieces by turning to our Workforce Connection One-Stop Center in Coalinga… [Read More]

Targeted Training Delivers Efficient Results – Gathering the Building Blocks
After high school, Daniel Perez realized he did not have enough training to qualify for the type of manufacturing position that would let him become independent and begin helping his mother and siblings. So, Daniel reached out to his Workforce Connection office in Reedley in June of 2016…[Read More]

Outstanding Character Creates Self Sufficiency
Eric Gonzalez earned his high school diploma from Laton High School in 2008 and continued his education at both Fresno City College and West Hills Community College until he had to quit to support his family. Then, after seven years working as a food processing sanitation technician at $9.15/hour, Eric was laid off due to a lack of work…[Read More]

Future Ford Provides A Brighter Future
Future Ford of Clovis has expanded its community outreach effort by offering internship scholarships to high school students through the Clovis High automotive program…[Read More]

Evaluation Aligns Jobs & Skills – Placement Begins A New Path
Second chances create first class results at West Coast Enterprises Truck & Trailer Sales, a family owned and operated full-service dealership. West Coast Enterprises has been working with Workforce Connection to recruit maintenance workers for more than three years…[Read More]

Responsibility Meets Experience For Permanent Placement – Win-Win-Win for Customers, One-Stop Clients & Community
CS & FD Medical Waste Disposal services, a locally owned company has partnered with our One-Stop Business Account team to create meaningful training opportunities and unsubsidized employment for FRWDB jobseekers while operating in a very sensitive and highly regulated healthcare category…[Read More]

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