The Alliance for Workforce Development helped 3,634 Nevada County residents with everything from job searches to training in fiscal year 2022-2023 , an organization representative told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
Maryanne Connelley, a business services representative for the Alliance, said those clients also received assistance with resumes, skills testing, classroom training, and work experience. During the same period, the Alliance also assisted 153 businesses with recruiting, job fairs, labor market data, human resources consultation and more.
Supervisor Lisa Swarthout praised the work the Alliance is doing, particularly with assistance to small businesses, which have been hit with so many challenges including power outages, COVID-19 and winter storms. "We live with instability so any resources that can be provided to help people understand how you overcome these instabilities is fantastic," she said. "I applaud the work you are doing and the collaborative spirit."
Swarthout said not enough people know about these resources, adding that she will refer more people to the group. For more information about the Alliance and its programs, visit www.afwd.org.