About Us

Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board

The Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board (FRWDB) is a Joint Powers Authority between the City of Fresno and the County of Fresno. We manage Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding, disbursed by the United States Department of Labor, to provide services that will ensure our participants find jobs and that businesses have access to a skilled workforce.

Our Mission

The Fresno Regional Workforce Development system is a Joint Powers Authority between the City and County of Fresno, in partnership with both the public and private sectors and exists, primarily, to assist local businesses in meeting their human capital needs. In this, we both (1) screen and train prospective new employees and (2) assist in upskilling existing employees. By offering such quality referral and training services, directly linked to local industry needs, we are of greatest benefit to our unemployed and underemployed clients.

Stronger Through Partnerships

The FRWDB promotes community collaboration through the “One-Stop System” of service delivery that optimizes strong partner relationships, supports efficient resource sharing and networking, and provides local residents with services that help them succeed. FRWDB service partners include the following local agencies and organizations:

The City of Fresno • The County of Fresno • Fresno/Madera/Tulare/Kings Central Labor Council • Clovis Unified School District • Fresno County Department of Social Services • Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission • Fresno Unified School District • Housing Authorities of the City and County of Fresno • National Council on Aging • Proteus, Inc. • State Center Community College District • State Employment Development Department • State of California Department of Rehabilitation • West Hills Community College District

Our Vision

To fully engage all available public and private resources to ensure that the Fresno Regional Workforce Development system is the premier source for the human capital needs of growth industry clusters within Fresno County. To integrate education and workforce preparation to assist the best companies in Fresno County to remain and thrive in our local community, achieving sustainable economic growth. To concurrently assist our unemployed and underemployed residents to achieve a higher quality of life by access to such careers in growth industry sectors.

This WIOA, Title 1-financially assisted program/service is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to people with disabilities and/or limited English. To learn more about Equal Opportunity click here.