About Us

Welcome to the Job Market

We are your One-Stop Career Center, providing a vast network to facilitate the employment, and human resource needs of both jobseekers and businesses in Humboldt County. The Employment and Training Administration provides funding through State Workforce Investment Boards for American Job Centers, which is operated by SMART Workforce Center, Employment Development Department (EDD), and College of the Redwoods. 

The Job Market Supports the Workforce Needs of Jobseekers and Businesses

The Job Market offers a continuum of services throughout the cycle of recruiting, training, retaining, and transitioning workers.

We work with jobseekers and businesses to determine your needs and provide varied solutions to workforce challenges. Possible services include the following:

Recruitment and Screening:
Training and Education:


  • Recruiting, screening, and referring a variety of job seekers, ranging from entry level workers to highly-skilled professionals
  • Recruiting full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers
  • Hosting job fairs and providing office space for on-site screening and interviewing
  • Providing access to human capital and untapped labor pools
  • Offering workforce information about wages, employment trends, and national comparisons


  • Providing access to training and education
  •  Offering industry-recognized certifications
  • Developing customized training programs, such as pre-employment training
  • Connecting to Registered Apprenticeship programs with a mix of instruction and on-the-job training.
  • National Emergency Grants for significant dislocation events to expand service capacity at the state and local levels through time-limited federal funding assistance
Retention and Up-Skilling:
  • Developing on-the-job and workplace training and providing training services to retool incumbent workers
  • Supporting employee retention by offering services such as transportation, childcare assistance, and mentoring programs to individuals engaged in training
  • Assisting businesses in applying for Work Opportunity Tax Credits
  • Assisting with lay-off aversion strategies
  • State and Local Rapid Response –
  • Providing on-site services, such as pre-layoff and retraining information
  • Easing the transition from point of layoff notification to shut down
  • Developing plans to access funds and services for individualized worker assistance
  • Providing assistance to the community to develop coordinated response to layoffs
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance – Providing training and income support program for transitioning workers
Skilled Workforce Professionals Assist Job Seekers with Employment and Career Guidance

The Job Market provides integrated services and solutions to individuals throughout their careers for a lifetime of gainful employment. American Job Centers draw from a vast array of community resources to make a multitude of services available in addressing employment challenges. 

Offering Solutions-Based Service
Providing Data-Driven Career Guidance 
  • Tools, resources, and assistance for job search and placement, career development and advancement
  • Full-array of services for individuals with specific employment issues, such as persons with disabilities, older workers, and veterans
  • Access to education and training in growing occupations
  • Workforce information and local labor market information, including information about wages and employment trends, and high growth occupations
  • Career guidance and planning based on the needs of local business and industry
  • Assessment of the knowledge, skills and abilities of individual job seekers and support for training 


The Job Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities.