Employment & Training Department

Our goals in the Employment & Training Department are to

  • Serve the needs of job seekers and employers in the city of Richmond by working with the city, business, education, economic development, labor, and community organizations to develop innovative way to identify and address those needs
  • Ensure a continuum of education and training opportunities that support a skilled workforce
  • Provide youth the opportunity to achieve career goals through education and workshop training
  • Support the success of local businesses through a range of direct services
  • Provide contract compliance review and support in implementing City policies around local hire, local contracting, and minimum wage


RichmondWORKS connects workforce opportunities by providing occupational training and job search/placement assistance to the  job seeker and staffing and hiring assistance to local business.  Visit our RichmondWORKS webpage to learn how our exceptional services will benefit you!

YouthWORKS connects at-risk Richmond youth (16-24) to career development, training, employment and academic support.  Visit our YouthWORKS webpage to learn more about elevating your career/job goals and how local business will benefit by hiring a youth!

RichmondBUILD is focused on developing talent and skill in the high growth, high wage construction and renewable energy fields.  Visit our RichmondBUILD webpage for further details.

Contract Compliance reviews contracts for compliance with city ordinances and provides support in implementing city policies around local hire, local contracting, and minimum wage.  Visit our Contract Compliance webpage

PUBLIC NOTICE:  City of Richmond Workforce Development Board, Strategic Plan for Program Years 2017-2021, Two Year Modification

30-Day Public Comment & Review – February 1, 2019, through March 2, 2019

The City of Richmond will be submitting its Workforce Development Board Strategic Plan Modification for Program Years 2017 through 2021 to the Governor’s Workforce Development Board as of March 15, 2019. This action is required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128), which requires a biennial update of local plans in order to ensure plans remain current and account for “changes in labor market and economic conditions or in other factors affecting the implementation of the local plan”. 

The Richmond Workforce Development Board (RWDB) Strategic Plan Modification & supporting documents are attached for public review and comment:

RWDB Plan Modification Narrative
RWDB Plan Modification-Informational Attachment

Hard copies are available for review at the following location:
Employment and Training Department
RichmonWORKS, America's Job Center of California
330 25th Street, 2nd Floor
Richmond, CA 94804
Monday thru Friday (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Interested parties may submit comments regarding the proposed Strategic Plan Modification, no later than March 1, 2019, to:
City of Richmond, Workforce Development Board
Employment and Training Department
Sal Vaca, Director

PUBLIC NOTICE:   EASTBAYWorks partner workforce development boards of Alameda County and Oakland and Contra Costa County and Richmond are pleased to present our East Bay Regional Planning Unit 2-year Regional Plan Modifications.

These plan modifications were informed by your feedback and participation in our planning process, for which we are grateful.

The plan is now open for public comment through 5:00 pm, March 14, 2019.

The East Bay Regional Planning Unit 2-year Regional Plan Modifications and online comment forms can also be found on The EASTBAYWorks website. Alternately, comments can be sent to: eastbayrpu.publiccomment@gmail.com


* If you "Have Been Laid Off", "Receiving Unemployment" or "Exhausted Unemployment", We Can Help at No Cost to You!  For more information, view A Successful Pathway for a Career Achievement & Job Placement


Contact Us

For additional information or to provide comments, please contact the Director of Employment & Training or call 510-307-8023.