Meet NOVA – Your Local Workforce Development Board

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What’s a Workforce Development Board and what can it do for you? Meet your local WDB: NOVA. Sunnyvale-based NOVA provides nationally-recognized workforce services for businesses and job seekers.

NOVA, which receives funding through the federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, has a number of services that might surprise you. In addition to operating comprehensive career centers for local job seekers, NOVA’s services for business include staffing and recruitment assistance, linkages to labor market information, outplacement assistance, and connections to information about business tax credits and resources to help you train and retain your current workforce.

NOVA’s customer base is both local job seekers and local companies. Their goal is to train unemployed workers in the skills employers actually need and make the connection between those needs and skilled talent. NOVA has local companies on its board to guide its initiatives and programs. For example, NOVA has board members from Google, Amazon, Applied Materials, and Veritas, as well as small business representatives.

Businesses find that NOVA can tailor services to meet their unique needs, at no cost. The HR Manager at Jennings Technology commented, “NOVA’s ability to provide our company with qualified candidates for our most critical openings has been unbelievably beneficial. We’ve been able to minimize our recruitment efforts due to NOVA’s expansive and impressive candidate pool, as well as the ease in working with the staff at NOVA.”

If growing your workforce is in your plans, give NOVA a call at (408) 730-7232 and ask to speak with a business liaison, or learn more at novaworks.org. NOVA is your partner for business success!

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Response to Violent Intruders/Active 

  Shooters

Wed. November 06 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel Foster City

This seminar will cover the following points: assist with your understanding and response to workplace violence and violent intruder situations; give an understanding of police response to workplace violence and violent intruder situations; discuss prevention measures. What can you do?

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Sexual Harassment Prevention

and Awareness

Wed. October 23 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel Foster City

This seminar is for employers to understand the legal duty to maintain a workplace that is free of harassment,  abuse, and retaliation. You will learn and apply the important skills of handling sexual harassment issues and complaints.

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How to pass an I-9 & E Verify Audit

Wed. September 25 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel Foster City

This seminar will provide in-depth knowledge about: working, managing and understanding the I-9 & E-Verify audit; why the I-9 is a "survival document" for HR departments; rules and regulations and how to correctly complete an I-9; how to pass an I-9 audit and what is E-Verify.

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Educating and Learning How to Manage Millennials and Gen Z in the Workplace

Wed. August 21 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel Foster City

This seminar will provide in-depth knowledge about: managing and understanding Millennials, Gen Z, and Gender Identity in the workforce; consequences of not understanding the new workforce; and strategies for creating a positive and productive workplace environment.