NOVA Workforce Board

The NOVA Workforce Board (NOVA WB) addresses the workforce investment needs of Silicon Valley by directing and guiding NOVA, a workforce development agency sponsored by the City of Sunnyvale, and NOVA Job Center, a collaborative of workforce development organizations. Through its strategic initiatives, the Board works to promote economic opportunity and shared prosperity.

NOVA WB members from leading edge Silicon Valley companies bring diverse and expert opinions that foster new and better ways of serving the community. These Board members help NOVA to create strategic alliances with businesses, the workforce development community, and other critical stakeholders. Click to view the following:

The Board serves the cities of CupertinoLos AltosMilpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale, with Sunnyvale serving as lead on behalf of the other cities in the NOVA consortium.




Unemployment rate


5.9%


Santa Clara County's unemployment rate for July 
2014.

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LinkedIn Recruiting


74%

Prevalence of LinkedIn as recruiting tool for companies using social media. Read NOVA's report on Social Media.

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Client visits

97,739

Number of visits by job seekers to CONNECT Job Seeker Center in 2011.

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Green Industry Growth

11.6%

Expected job growth reported by emerging green industry employers in Silicon Valley for 2011.

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Job-Seeker Services

149,134

Number of services provided through the CONNECT Job Seeker Center in 2011.

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Occupation with the Most Openings

Software Developers, Applications

Total Job Openings: 11,910
(2010-2020 data, Santa Clara County)

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Fastest-Growing Occupation

Paralegal / Legal Assistant
55.1% Growth Projected Between 2010-2020

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