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Departmentof Human Services - County of Sonoma Empower, Support, Protect  
Employment & Training    

Employment & Training

Sherry Alderman, Director
2227 Capricorn Way Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 565-8500

The Employment and Training Division provides cash assistance, employment and training services for residents of Sonoma County. Programs include:


2227 Capricorn Way Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 565-5500

Provides employment assistance, training and benefits to families applying for or receiving cash assistance as part of the County's welfare-to-work program.

Visit the SonomaWORKS website.

Job Link

2227 Capricorn Way Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 565-5550

Job Link is a collaborative of over 30 programs in a one-stop employment and training system for employers, job seekers and workers. Job seekers have access to services for job search and career development, labor market information, and a variety of resources and referrals. Employer services include referral of pre-screened job applicants and small business development assistance.

Through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Job Link provides training and intensive job search activities to Eligible Individuals. Specialized services to youth are also provided by contracted service providers located throughout the county.

Visit the Sonoma County Job Link website.

Youth Education & Employment Service Providers

The Center for Social and
Environmental Stewardship
9619 Old Redwood Highway
Windsor, CA 95492
(707) 838-6641


Conservation Corps North Bay
365 Blodgett Street
Cotati, CA 94931
(707) 303-3069

Social Advocates for Youth
3440 Airway Drive Suite E
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 544-3299

Petaluma People Services Center
1500 A Petaluma Boulevard South
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 765-8488


West County Community Services
477 Petaluma Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 823-1640


Social Advocates for Youth
1055 Broadway, Suite E-2
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 996-7991

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB)

The Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is a policy body that provides oversight to Job Link; SonomaWORKS, WIA and Welfare-to-Work funded programs; and special grants to ensure access to services, not only those funded by WIA, but to all services available to address the employment and educational needs of the customer. The Workforce Investment Board members represent local business, labor, education, One-Stop partners, and community groups. Additionally, a Youth Council oversees the Youth services program available at six sites throughout the county.

Visit the Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) website.