OC Workforce Investment Board

Welcome to the website of the Orange County Workforce Investment Board (OCWIB). In Partnership with the Orange County Board of Supervisors, the OCWIB oversees Orange County's workforce development activities and establishes programs in response to the workforce needs of Orange County. The OCWIB designs and implements programs and services for business, adults, youth and dislocated workers in accordance with its 5-year Strategic Local Plan. The Strategic Plan describes the Board's commitment in establishing a comprehensive workforce development system for Orange County. This system operates through One-Stop Career Centers, and satellite centers, conveniently located throughout the County. Each Center offers wealth of training, information and assistance for businesses and job seekers. Please visit the One-Stop Career Center Web Site at: http://www.oconestop.com/.

Current Unemployment Rates:

Current Unemployment Rates: United States 5.4%; California 7.0%; Orange County 4.4%; City of Aliso Viejo 2.3%; City of Anaheim 5.7%; City of Brea 3.4%; City of Buena Park 5.6%; City of Costa Mesa 3.9%; Coto De Caza CDP 1.9%; City of Cypress 4.7%; City of Dana Point 3.2%; Foothill Ranch CDP 1.4%; City of Fountain Valley 3.7%; City of Fullerton 5.0%; City of Garden Grove 5.6%; City of Huntington Beach 3.6%; City of Irvine 3.3%; City of La Habra 5.0%; City of La Palma 4.9%; City of Laguna Beach 3.2%; City of Laguna Hills 3.7%; City of Laguna Niguel 3.4%; City of Laguna Woods 6.2%; City of Lake Forest 3.0%; Las Flores CDP 2.1%; City of Los Alamitos 2.4%; City of Mission Viejo 3.2%; City of Newport Beach 2.7%; City of Orange 4.1%; City of Placentia 3.9%; Portola Hills CDP 2.4%; City of Rancho Santa Margarita 2.8%; Rossmor CDP 2.7%; City of San Clemente 3.5%; City of San Juan Capistrano 3.9%; City of Santa Ana 7.1%; City of Seal Beach 3.2%; City of Stanton 7.3%; City of Tustin 4.9%; Tustin Foothill CDP 2.8%; City of Villa Park 2.5%; City of Westminster 4.9%; City of Yorba Linda 2.9%

Data Source: CA Labor Market Information.

Click here to view our calendar of events

OC Economic Indicators Dashboard


www.ocinternship.com: In partnership with Vital Link, the OCWIB has launched the Orange County Internship Matching System.  This service allows businesses to be matched directly to qualified, screened and assessed intern candidates through a centralized online portal.  Students from all over the County and many different schools are provided career coaching and workshops to prepare them for workplace internships.  These services are free to businesses, students and schools!

Workforce Investment Works: What Does It Mean To Our Communities?

Veteran’s Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP)

OCWIB Green Links

Labor Market Information: now with Career Ladder Guides for Biotechnology, Energy, IT, Healthcare, and Nanotechnology (updated September 2013)

The Workforce Innovation Fund IT Cluster Competitiveness Project


Workforce Indicators Report 2014-15
Workforce Indicators Special Section on Industry Clusters
Community Indicators Report 2013


RICO II Symposium for Alternative Fuels in Transportation
OCWIB Workforce Innovation Fund IT Education Scan
OCWIB Workforce Innovation Fund IT Roadmap
10-Year Plan to End Homelessness
Blueprint for Young Offenders
Orange County Green Initiative Strategic Tactics (OCGIST)
Orange County's Computer Cluster Collaborative C3 Report
OC Workforce 2025- The Economy, Workforce, & Demographic Projections

Orange County Workforce Investment Board
Community Investment Division
300 S. Grand Ave Building B, 3rd Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone: (714) 480-6500
Fax: (714) 834-7132
E-mail: ocwib@occr.ocgov.com

This WIA Title I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer / program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonab accommodation, please call 714-834-7163 or TTY 711 at least 72 hours prior to event.