SOURCE: City of San Jose

December 06, 2006 19:51 ET

New work2future San Jose "One-Stop" to Open

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 6, 2006 --

Event: The City of San Jose, America's 10th largest city, will celebrate the opening of a new work2future location. The event commemorates bringing under one roof (or "one-stop") a consortium of diverse partners, whose combined resources provide pre-paid employment and training services to job seekers and employers alike. work2future (the "2" represents both the job seeker and employer) assists workers and job seekers with access the tools they need to manage their careers through high quality information and services and help employers find skilled workers. The goal of work2future is to strengthen the economic base in San Jose and Santa Clara County by increasing employment opportunities and job retention for all residents.

   When: Thursday, December 7, 2006
         8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
--  Workshops and Classes: all day beginning at 8:30 a.m.
--  Business Empowerment Conference:  9:00 a.m.
--  Geomapping Debut:  10:30 a.m.
--  Welcome, Keynote Address and Ribbon Cutting:  11:30 a.m.
    --  Ron Gonzales, mayor of San Jose
    --  Derek Wise, president and CEO of Global Netoptex, Inc.
    --  Benny Boveda, district manager of Target
--  Community Builder Awards:  Noon
--  Guided Tours:  1 p.m.
--  Job Fair:  2 p.m.
    
  Where: work2future
         One-Stop San Jose Center
         1290 Parkmoor Avenue
         San Jose 95126
Background: work2future functions as the local administrative arm of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. work2future operates three One-Stop Career Centers in the areas of San Jose, Campbell and South County. It also provides workforce development services for the cities of Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Los Altos Hills, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Steven Brewster
    (408) 535-8168