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The Workforce Investment Board is dedicated to serving the workforce needs of businesses, adults, laid-off workers, and youth throughout Santa Barbara County.

The WIB is a public/private partnership created by the Federal Workforce Investment Act legislation and is staffed by the County of Santa Barbara.

We provide free services through the two Workforce Resource Centers (One-Stops) located in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara.

The Workforce Investment Board is dedicated to ensuring the long-term economic success of Santa Barbara County by supporting the needs of employers, and pairing that with the job seeker's need for career opportunities resulting in qualified workers.

06 23 2014 Unemployment in Santa Barbara County Continues to Drop to Levels Not Seen Since 2007

06 10 2014 "Santa Maria Job and Resource Fair set for this Thursday, June 12th"

06 06 2014 "Study Reveals Significant Decrease in Employment Opportunities in the Banking Industry for Santa Barbara County"

Santa Barbara Banking Industry Program June 6 2014 

Banking Industry Study to Assist Laid Off Bank Employees Indentify New Career Opportunities

Santa Barbara Workforce Investment Board Pleased with Proposed Congressional Revamp of the Job Training Program 

05 16 2014 Unemployment in Santa Barbara County Returns to Pre-Recession Levels

04 28 2014 Lompoc Job and Resource Fair set for Thursday, May 1st

04 18 2014 Santa Barbara County Unemployment Press Release for March 2014 data

Community Leaders Gather to Finalize Details of the Second Annual Lompoc Job and Resource Fair 04 11 2014

Santa Barbara Fights Back Unemployment 03 24 2014

Program Year 2012-13 WIB Stats

03 07 2014 Santa Barbara County Unemployment Rate Press Release for January 2014

01 24 2014 Santa Barbara County Unemployment Rate Press Release for December 2013

12 20 2013 Santa Barbara County Unemployment Rate Press Release for November 2013

Employment Development Department 2010-2020 Santa Barbara County Projection Highlights

11 22 2013 Santa Barbara County Unemployment Rate Press Release for September and October 2013

10 18 2013 EDD's Media Advisory - Federal government shutdown will delay California reporton September employment data

10 03 2013 Former Santa Barbara Bank & Trust Employees Eligible to Receive Special Employment Assistance from Workforce Investment Board

09 20 2013 Santa Barbara County Unemployment Rate Press Release for August 2013

08 16 2013 Santa Barbara County Unemployment Rate Press Release for July 2013

07 19 2013 Santa Barbara County Unemployment Rate Press Release for June 2013

06 21 2013 Santa Barbara County Unemployment Rate Press Release for May 2013

Santa Barbara Economic Workforce Analysis April 2013

05 17 2013 Santa Barbara County Unemployment Rate Press Release for April 2013

04 19 2013 Santa Barbara County Unemployment Rate Press Release for March 2013

Santa Barbara Cluster Industry Executive Summary