Between July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 a total of 223 individuals utilized services available through the Sierra Business and Career Network, which included job search, updating resumes, assisting with unemployment filings, and setting up email accounts.
AFWD was able to assist local Sierra County employers with an array of business services, which include providing human resource information, employee training and assistance with job recruitments.
AFWD expended $15,919 in Sierra County during the reporting period of July 1, 2018 to June 30,2019 to support individuals through various client assessments and career exploration processes, and assist them in attending classroom training and internships.
In May 2019, the California Workforce Association (CWA) presented the Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium (NorTEC) and AFWD with the 2019 Charlie Brown Award for significant work contributed to Camp Fire survivors. This was the first time CWA recognized an entire organization and they were humbled to receive this award.
They are happy to continue offering services in Sierra County and continue to partner with local resources and businesses.
Assistant Executive Director, Luis Moreno, told the Board, AFWD is trying to find different ways to expand services in Sierra County as they are having limited success to get businesses and job seekers into the office in Sierraville. He stated they are looking at partnerships and more creative ways to provide entry points to services. He stated it would be great if any organization had a computer lobby they could use for services. Supervisor Sharon Dryden suggested the library and from the audience the Family Resource Center was suggested. Sierra County Planning Director Tim Beals asked what the current staffing plan was for the office. Moreno stated they have had a staff shortage due to unforeseen issues, but plan on being open set days.