Labor Day 2015

NOVA would like to thank the Silicon Valley workforce — both the individuals currently participating and those actively seeking to participate — for your significant contributions to the U.S. economy and the success of the region.
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San Mateo County joins the NOVA Consortium

NOVA proudly welcomes San Mateo County to the NOVA consortium now that San Mateo County's request to join NOVA has been approved by Governor Brown. Click 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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WIOA's 1st anniversary

On July 22, 2014, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act into law. This bipartisan bill replaced the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to support job seekers throughout the U.S. and took affect July 1, 2015. Click to learn more.
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White House releases job-training report

The Vice President's report on job-training programs, which lists practices that work and summarizes calls to action for the workforce development system has been released by the White House. Click below to access the report.
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Job Seeker 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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CalJOBS Mobile App

EDD is pleased to announce a more convenient way to search for employment with the launch of CalJOBS mobile apps for smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices.
Search iTunes or Google Play for "CalJOBS" to download it for free!
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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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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 jobseekers 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 a seven-city consortium composed of Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale.


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