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  • Youths Participate in Internships with EBMUD

    Sep 22, 2015
    Earn and Learn East Bay received a donation of $30,000 from Phillips 66 to fund 20 youth from John Swett High School to participate in paid summer work experiences. JSHS youth who attended Supervisor Federal Glover’s Youth Summit on May 9, 2015 signed up for a chance to participate. The Contra Costa County Office of Education Youth Development Services coordinated the internships for the Phillips 66/John Swett youth with employers that included East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD), East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) and the Contra Costa County Libraries.
  • WDB Programs Featured at Department Roundtable

    Sep 22, 2015
    The Workforce Development Bureau was featured prominently on an Employment and Training Services Panel sponsored by the Information and Assistance unit of the Employment and Human Service Department (EHSD). Maureen Nelson, Assistant Administrator, America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) touched on WDB’s regional projects, the Opportunity Act and the services offered in the career centers.
  • Small Business Invests in Retreat for Women

    Jun 25, 2015
    For any start-up, a noteworthy milestone is the owner’s first paycheck. For Michelle Long, owner of Bloom Retreat in Walnut Creek, the key to sustainability was evolving her concept and growth strategies with the steadfast support of the Contra Costa Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
  • Veterans 'Stand Down' Event Planned for Contra Costa County

    Apr 21, 2015
    In an effort to connect homeless veterans in Contra Costa County to the services they need to get back on their feet, Delta Veterans Group is hosting a four-day "Stand Down on the Delta 2015" event in Antioch this September.