America’s Job Center of California
Welcome to the America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) operated by JVS So-Cal. The America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC) are a network of workforce experts that leverage funding and resources across the region to job seekers and local businesses.
What we do
Job Seeker Services:
The Antelope Valley AJCC provides comprehensive employment and training services to job seekers at no cost. The AJCC offers to the public a Resource Center with access to computers, fax machines, copiers, and telephones. Other services include a Veteran transition services, a career resource library, networking opportunities, job search workshops, on-site interviews with local employers, job leads, and community resource referrals. We connect job seekers to employers and training providers, with a focus on serving low-income, youth, mature workers, adults, dislocated workers, individuals with disabilities, homeless, justice-involved individuals, limited English, Veterans, and other customers with barriers.
Supporting local businesses with resources and tools is our priority. Our Business Services team makes it easy for you to gain access to these tools that support a strong workforce in the Antelope Valley region. Our goal is to connect businesses with qualified, motivated candidates through a comprehensive range of solutions, offered at no cost to employers.
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Job Seeker Services
Job seekers are offered the freedom to use the tools at the career centers to lead their own job searches or leverage the expertise of the staff and programs that are available to help them with each step of the employment process.
To take advantage of the services at the career centers, job seekers are required to register for CalJOBS at www.caljobs.ca.gov.
Some basic career services include:
- Access of Job Leads
- Unemployment Access
- UI – Telephones
- Fax & Copy Machines
- Computers with Internet Access
- Typing Test Certification
- Youth Services
- Job Fairs/Recruitments
- Re-Entry Services
- Business Services
- Labor Market Information
- Community Resources
- Skills Assessment
- Assistive Technology
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The Antelope Valley AJCC can help you hire and/or train qualified workers. Our business services team is equipped to assist your company in meeting its workforce needs, lower training costs, and reducing turnover rates. Services include:
- Recruitment and hiring assistance
- Qualified candidate referrals and resume screening
- Job fairs and job postings
- Reimbursable funds for training new/existing employees
- Rapid Response services when workforce needs change
- Lay-off aversion services
Some basic career services include:
Business Services – Let us save your money, time and energy by finding you the right employees to fit your needs. Access to a large pool of screened job applicants – we have a database of pre-screened and assessed applicants to choose from.
Rapid Response Services – The Business Services team offers Rapid Response services to employers who are experiencing workforce changes such as layoffs or closures.
Preparing job seekers to succeed at the workplace is a service we provide to Antelope Valley businesses. We help job seekers leverage training opportunities to improve their chances of securing vacant positions that require special technical abilities and important soft skills. Some of the training opportunities we facilitate include:
On-the-Job Training (OJT) – OJT helps employers offset the cost of training new employees on the job by reimbursing 50 percent of a new hire’s wages.
Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) – WT provides both workers and employers with the opportunity to build and maintain a quality workforce. IWT is designed to meet the needs of an employer or group of employers to retain a skilled workforce or avert layoffs. IWT can also be used to obtain the skills necessary to retain employment, such as increasing the skill levels of employees so they can be promoted within the company and create backfill opportunities for less-skilled employees.
The America’s Job Center of California SM (AJCC) network links all state and local workforce services and resources across the state and country. The AJCC partners in California are the Employment Development Department, the California Workforce Development Board, and 49 Workforce Development Boards that administer the more than 200 job centers statewide.
In order to achieve sustainable economic growth, meet the demands of global competition in the changing economy, and improve the quality of life for Californians, the state shall have a collaborative, inclusive and flexible workforce development system that fully engages the public and private sectors, integrates education and workforce preparation, and offers Californians lifelong opportunities to maximize their employment potential.
Los Angeles County workforce development system utilizes partnerships between business, workforce development, education and other key partners to achieve its vision that “every business in Los Angeles County has access to skilled workers and other resources needed to succeed in a global economy and every resident that has access to upward mobility and prosperity.” Partners include, but not limited to:
Some basic career services include:
The CalJOBSSM system is California’s online resource to help job seekers and employers navigate the state’s workforce services. The enhanced system allows users to easily search for jobs, build résumés, access career resources, find qualified candidates for employment, and gather information on education and training programs.
The Employment Development Department (EDD) is one of the largest state departments with employees at hundreds of service locations throughout the state. EDD offers online services to file for Unemployment Insurance (UI), Disability Insurance (DI), Family Paid Leave (FPL), and many more services.
I-TRAIN is the Consumer Report Card for training providers throughout the Southern California region. This centralized procurement and database system provides information on over 400 public and private for-profit schools and colleges, offering over 1,500 training courses. I-TRAIN also includes costs, quarterly placement statistics, and much more.
The Labor Market Information Division (LMID) is the official source for California Labor Market Information. The LMID promotes California’s economic health by providing information to help people understand California’s economy and make informed labor market choices. We collect, analyze, and publish statistical data and reports on California’s labor force, industries, occupations, employment projections, wages and other important labor market and economic data.
The O*NET Program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Valid data are essential to understanding the rapidly changing nature of work and how it impacts the workforce and U.S. economy. From this information, applications are developed to facilitate the development and maintenance of a skilled workforce.
Excellent resource for career exploration, training & jobs. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. A proud partner of the network.
The California CareerZone site is powered by Headed2, a secure web-based platform designed to help youth explore, plan, and prepare for a career.
WDACS and the Los Angeles County America’s Job Centers of California are equal opportunity employers/programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.