Workforce & Economic Development Division Highlights
Regional Plan FINAL PY 21-24 Two-Year Modification
Regional Plans are used to articulate how RPUs will build intentionality around industry sector engagement, drive workforce development outcomes across multiple jurisdictions, and...
Local Plan FINAL PY 21-24 Two-Year Modification
Local Plans provide an action plan for operationalizing the Regional Plan road map by delineating how individuals can access services through their local America’s Job Center of...
Economic Stimulus Payments
On April 15, the IRS began rolling out economic stimulus payments for up to $1,200 to U.S. residents.
Business & Economic Recovery Center
Wea re here to provide you with information and resources. Contact us at 714-480-6500 - Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Rapid Response Resources for Individuals
Orange County Community Services is committed to providing support to individuals who are in employment transition or impacted by COVID-19.
Who's Hiring in Orange County amid COVID-19
Here’s where the jobs are! Opportunities for work are escalating.
Economic and Business Recovery Services
This document is to help provide guidance and support for the Orange County businesses and individuals affected. (Available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean)
List of Banks Offering COVID-19 Relief
As an increasing number of businesses close their doors to help reduce the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we know consumers and businesses are concerned about the impact...
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information and resources for residents in multiple languages about an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by COVID-19.
COVID-19 and Mental Health
OC Health Care Agency has resources to support feelings of anxiety, worry, or fear related to the social disruption caused by COVID-19.
Who We Are
Workforce & Economic Development Division serves as the administrative support to the Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCWDB) and is primarily responsible for administering programs and activities of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in Orange County. The WIOA assists individuals who are employed, unemployed and underemployed, to increase their self-sufficiency and/or improve their ability to meet the demands of Orange County businesses and employers. Through WIOA, Workforce & Economic Development Division seeks to meet the needs of businesses and employers by offering programs that focus on offering services that focus on recruiting, training and retraining valued employees.
The OCWDB also serves as the county's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) committee. The committee is responsible for a five-year plan for lowering unemployment, reducing poverty, and sustainable growth in our communities through strategic planning for economic development county-wide. The Plan is developed under guidance from US Economic Development Administration and is offered as a planning tool for community and economic development projects, as well as being a prerequisite EDA funding of those projects approved by the CEDS committee.
Workforce & Economic Development Division administers various grant-funded programs. The Domestic Violence Program serves victims of domestic violence and their children in need of shelter. The Dispute Resolution Program serves individuals seeking mediation as an alternative to litigation.