Employment Resources

Skill Development and Training

  • Adult Education Website: Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult School

  • Cabrillo Community College https://www.cabrillo.edu/

  • GCF Aprende Libre Spanish version of GFC Global learning including technology, vocational, English

Job Search

Ask for help from friends, family, neighbors and the compas’ community, classmates

  • Day Worker’s Center https://dayworkercentersc.org/ Doesn’t require social security number. A program of the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County Inc., (CAB); which also has the Thriving Immigrant Collaborative, and S. C. County Immigration Project.

Workforce Santa Cruz County Career Center

  • Watsonville Career Center located on 18 West Beach Street, Watsonville, If you would like to seek in-person services from the Career Center please call the office at 831.763.8933 to be placed on a wait list and we will call you back when it is your turn to receive services.

  • Capitola Career Center located on 2045 40th Avenue, Suite B, Capitola. Housed in the Employment Development Dept. Requires ID. ALL IN-PERSON SERVICES ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICES DUE TO COVID-19.

CalJobs / EDD

  • Requires ID


Job Search Suggestions:

  • Newspapers

  • NextDoor

  • CraigsList

  • Linked In

  • Indeed

  • Santa Cruz Jobs

Resume Writing Workshops

At the Santa Cruz Public Library; lead by Goodwill. 2nd Wed of the month in English: Branch Library Community Room to learn in a group setting. Registration is required for Zoom at https://bit.ly/SCPL-work1. Asista a nuestros talleres virtualmente a través de Zoom o únase a nosotros en la sala comunitaria de la biblioteca central en Santa Cruz. Registración es necesaria para atender el taller por la plataforma de Zoom. Registrarse en bit.ly/SCPL-taller1. Tercer miércoles del mes en español. 3rd Wed of the month in Spanish

Business Start- Up

Labor Market Info

LMI sort by Customer (job seekers), by Geography, or by Subject (occupations). EDD hosts the website: https://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/

Assessment to match Skill and Interest to Jobs

  • Casey Life Skills for youth

  • Holland Code Assessment

  • mySkills myFuture Offers Spanish version of website

  • My Next Move (Interest Profile) Part of ONET, hosted by the US Dept of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. ONET online Resource Center

Youth Skill Development, Internships and Jobs

  • Digital Nest https://digitalnest.org/

  • Watsonville Youth Center, part of the County Human Services Dept.; 229 Green Valley Road, Freedom

  • EDD’s Youth Employment Opportunity Program Contact: Regla Clark-Castillo 831.464.6286