Director:
Mauricio A. Chavez
(520) 375-7670
mchavez@santacruzcountyaz.gov

STAFF

Office Manager:

Receptionist:
Nadine Daley

Career Resource Specialists:
Mary Castillo
Ana Quick
Martha Sihas
Belinda St. John

 

Workforce Development: One Stop Centers

One-Stop Centers are a single point-of-entry to a network of employment, training, and educational programs and providers in each community. They help workers and job seekers access the tools they need to manage their careers through high quality information and services and help employers find skilled workers. Information about job vacancies, career options, student financial aid, relevant employment trends, and instruction on how to conduct a job search, write a resume, or interview with an employer is available to anyone in the United States.

Each One-Stop Center integrates the services of the following federally-funded programs, through staff co-location, coordination of services, and integration of activities:

Programs authorized by Title I of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998:

  • Adults, youth, dislocated workers
  • Job Corps (youth ages 16-24) Phoenix or Tucson
  • Native American programs
  • Migrant and seasonal farmworker programs
  • Veterans' workforce programs

The employment and training programs listed above have specific eligibility criteria and target serving certain audiences. Contact a local One-Stop Center to get more information on what's available locally.

Job Service Assistance. for job seekers in finding jobs and employers in finding qualified workers.

Adult Education and Literacy Assistance. for adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency.

Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance. for people with disabilities to prepare for, get, or keep meaningful jobs.

Welfare to Work. employment-based assistance for long-term welfare recipients and those with characteristics associated with welfare dependency.

Senior Community Service Employment Program. Help for persons aged 55 and older to find jobs, increase incomes, and learn new skills.

Postsecondary Vocational Education. Training for adults for high skill, high wage jobs in emerging occupations.

North American Free Trade Agreement/(NAFTA)/Transitional Adjustment Assistance (TAA). Employment services to persons whose firms are affected by layoff or threat of layoff due to competition from foreign counties.

Veterans' Employment & Training Services. Specialized employment and training services for qualified veterans and other eligible persons.

Employment and Training activities - Community Services Block Grant Act. Federal funding for non-profit agencies for the purposes of creating and promoting job opportunities for low-income individuals.

Employment and Training activities - Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Employment opportunities and necessary training and supportive service provided through several HUD-funded programs.

Unemployment Insurance. Benefits that are paid timely to individuals who are involuntarily unemployed.