Employment Training

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The Employment Training Division (ETD) provides a comprehensive range of workforce services to benefit job seekers as well as employers and their staff.

The purpose of these activities is to provide job seekers the services they need to successfully obtain employment, stay employed and increase their earnings. And to provide businesses and their employees the supports they need to grow and improve their workforce. This, in turn, helps reduce dependency and improve the productivity and competitiveness of Humboldt County’s businesses and workers.

These activities can be accessed through Humboldt’s comprehensive America’s Job Center of California - The Job Market. Multiple providers of workforce services join together at The Job Market to serve the public in a single location.

Available Services and Programs

ETD and other partners at The Job Market provide customized services for adults, laid-off workers, veterans, individuals with disabilities, youth 16 to 24, and adults 55 and older. Services include labor matching between job seekers and employers, job posting assistance, job recruitment and job fairs for employers, local labor market information, job readiness workshops, job search assistance and workshops, individual vocational counseling, vocational assessments and job training programs.

The year-round youth program emphasizes attainment of a diploma or its equivalence and provides on-the-job training with local employers. Activities may include tutoring, job shadowing, work experience, mentoring and comprehensive guidance and counseling. The program emphasizes services for out-of-school youth.


Basic services are provided at no cost to the public. These include job search assistance and workshops, vocational counseling, work readiness skills training, basic computer skills training, job postings, job recruitment and fairs and current local labor market information.

Training and supportive services paid by ETD are provided to eligible lower income adults or dislocated workers age 18 and older. Eligible dislocated workers are individuals who have been laid off from their previous job because of a business closure or workforce reduction. Youth must be 16 to 24 years of age, low income and have trouble obtaining employment to be eligible for paid education and training.


Access to all services provided by ETD is through The Job Market. The Job Market is a proud member of America’s Job Centers of California, and is a comprehensive one-stop center providing a full-range of services pertaining to employment, vocational training and employer assistance.