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Workers See Benefits to Jobs Program
Youth employment leads to less crime, more hope for future.
By Roger Phillips - Record Staff Writer
STOCKTON —It already was well into the 80s one stifling morning last week, but Daniel Williams was unfazed as he worked with a crew sprucing up sun-baked Flora Street in downtown Stockton.
“I feel like I’m on the right track,” Williams said during a break. “I feel like I’m done making bad decisions. This is helping me stay out of making bad decisions.”
Williams, who is 15, said that earlier this year he and his brother were caught stealing merchandise at Macy’s. Williams’ older brother, who is 19, remains in jail.
As for the younger Williams, he was required to attend a series of classes for young offenders. On the final day, Ernest Bass, a youth outreach worker from Stockton’s Operation Peacekeeper, asked if any class participants were interested in summer jobs.
“I was one of the only ones who went to talk to him,” Williams recalled. “I went to WorkNet the same day. Within a couple of weeks I had a job at H.O.P.E. Now we’re out here helping the community.”
H.O.P.E., which stands for Helping Other People Expand, is the local non-profit organization running the summer jobs program in which Williams is participating. Funding for the jobs, and for more than 1,300 summer jobs in Stockton and San Joaquin County, comes from the county’s WorkNet program.
Veteran Services Available Here
San Joaquin County WorkNet and the Economic Development Department are working together to ensure that you are aware of the services and programs that are available to you as a veteran.
Did you know there are programs designed to aid veterans with their employment and job training? Did you know that eligible veterans are entitled to receive priority services in job referrals and in training, as well as many other employment related services? Did you know that veterans with disabilities receive the highest priority in all employment services?
Are you ready to find out more?
Visit the San Joaquin County WorkNet Center in Stockton and let them know you are there to learn more about services available to veterans.
You served your country - now let us serve you!
Come in today to get pre-registered for this workshop and learn more about the services that are available to you!!
Business Resources in San Joaquin County
iHub San Joaquin:
iHub San Joaquin is one of California's newest innovation hubs and is part of a network of innovation hubs in California that are tasked with accelerating economic activity. iHub is linking technology leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and educational institutions through a variety of programs and services.
Do you have an idea or business plan? iHub can help you refine your ideas and introduce you to potential investors, and provide a forum to introduce your idea or product to the market. Visit their site today to learn more!
GreaterSiliconValley.com is an online resource for information about business opportunities, growth, and economic development in Greater Silicon Valley—Silicon Valley’s San Joaquin County Extension. Residents, visitors, and businesses can find valuable information here regarding their next visit or permanent move to the Greater Silicon Valley.
New Program Offers Hope to Stockton Teens
A group called "Helping Other People to Expand (H.O.P.E) is seeking to help to at-risk teens in Stockton, California by hiring them to help clean up the community while also teaching life skills.
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The EDD's Labor Market Information Division (LMID) regularly reports statewide and local employment and unemployment data, economic development and planning information; industry and occupational characteristics, trends, and wage information; and social and demographic information.
LMID data can be used extensively for:
- Business and financial forecasting.
- Economic development and human resource planning.
- Monitoring labor force, industry, and economic trends.
- Planning and development of training programs.
- Public services program development and administration.
- Career exploration.
- Geographic planning for industry and business expansion
- Local labor market research.
- Wage and compensation administration.
- Occupational skills and qualifications identification.
- Public policy development.
- Strategic and long-term planning.
- Real estate investment evaluation.
For more information, check out www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov »