Get Back Into The Workforce

Dealing with unemployment or a career change? We can help.

If COVID Knocked You Off Your Feet, We Can Help You Back Up

For many people, the COVID-19 pandemic caused job loss, childcare issues and made getting help more difficult. Here at Sonoma County Job Link, we’re here for you if you’re looking for a new job, trying to change careers, or need help with childcare, job training, or transportation*.

We are now fully open for in-person services and can also assist you via phone, e-mail, and online. Create an account with CALJOBs and find out if you qualify for financial aid for training, get access to our virtual workshops, and much more.

*depending on eligibility and funding availability

Explore Our Resources

Our Resource Center features current job listings, occupational resources, and tips for success. Members also have access to our computer lab and workshops covering best practices for resumes, cover letters, and interviews.

You’ll also receive a curated list of “hot jobs” in Sonoma County, delivered right to your inbox every week. Visit the Resource Center to explore these great benefits.

Financial Assistance for the Unemployed

There are two federal programs available for job seekers who are out of work: the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. If you need training to change career paths or improve your job skills, you may be eligible for assistance. Contact Job Link to learn more.

The goal of these programs is to help the unemployed find a new position in a field that offers promising career opportunities. For job seekers who qualify, financial assistance can be used to get the training you need to get back on your feet.

For job seekers who qualify, financial assistance can be used to enroll in training and/or classes (typically a college or a training school), and pay for course fees, books, and other materials.

Events & Workshops

Our workshops have you covered when it comes to brushing up on the important skills for securing your next job. From a self-assessment that will help you understand your strengths and evaluate your interests, to workshops that cover resume and interview best practices, these classes are fun, interactive, and full of actionable advice. Workshops can be taken multiple times and are a great way to network and learn about yourself.

We are excited to announce our popular workshops have gone virtual!

Accessing Sonoma County Job Link’s Services

We provide services with the help and support of CalJOBS, the State of California’s online job search system. CalJOBS is an online resource to help job seekers search for jobs, get personalized assistance with training or career advice, and even build your resume. If you are receiving unemployment benefits, you must register for CalJOBS.

  • You will need to have a registered account with CalJOBS to determine your eligibility and access resources for your job search.
  • Click the Register New User link and follow the prompts to create your account. For help with the registration process click here.
  • If you have forgotten your username or password, you can retrieve them by using the “Forgot Password” link.