Welcome to NOVA!

Your full-service connection to job-search assistance, business services, and labor market information.

Come visit and find out what we can do for you at the NOVA Job Center.
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Recruitment: June 29 at NOVA Job Center

The Census Bureau is recruiting for field representatives in Santa Clara County. Testing & interviews scheduled for Wednesday, June 29, at the NOVA Job Center. Click for detailed information.
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Holiday Closure

NOVA Job Center will be closed Monday, July 4, in recognition of Independence Day.

The Job Center will be open regular business hours Tuesday through Friday, July 5 through 8, and all other weekdays throughout the month of July.
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Special grant funds for eligible laid-off workers

NOVA has received funding to serve former employees of certain companies. If eligible, you can receive customized training and other job-search services. Click to see the list of companies and to learn more.
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Easy Process for Career Advising Appointments

The process for making Career Advising appointments at NOVA is only a button away. Click below to access NOVA career advisors in 3 ways.
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NOVA Job Center

Do you need a job? Want a career change? Need to upgrade your skills? The NOVA Job Center offers a full spectrum of employment and career services.
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MyPlan

Are you looking for tips, strategies, and information to assist you with your job-search activities? Take a look at NOVA's newest job-search resource, which has been designed to complement NOVA's existing workshops and career-advising services
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NOVA recognized by Yelp

The NOVA Job Center has been recognized by Yelp with the "People Love Us on Yelp" award. Click the "Learn More" button to visit our Yelp page or just come by and experience our services for yourself.
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ProMatch

"Besides providing me a platform to hone my public speaking skills in front of a large audience, ProMatch presented me with networking opportunities. The material covered in all their classes/workshops was top-notch, and I don't know of any place else that does such a terrific job!"     
Kajal Sarkar, former ProMatch member
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What We Do

We enable job seekers to transition back into the workforce by providing new skills, new connections, new information, and new opportunities. 

Who We Are

NOVA is a nonprofit, federally funded employment and training agency that provides customer-focused workforce-development services. We work closely with local businesses, educators, and job seekers to ensure that our programs provide opportunities that build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to address the workforce needs of Silicon Valley.

NOVA is directed by the NOVA Workforce Board, which works on behalf of an eight-jurisdiction consortium composed of San Mateo County and the northern Santa Clara County cities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale.




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