creating opportunity and success

gain your competitive edge - now and in the future - with personalized coaching and expert advice.

work2future helps Santa Clara County residents get the skills and coaching they need to find a new job, get a promotion, or start a new career. We partner with employers to help them stay competitive and manage change with supportive and advisory services.

work2future is your local Workforce Development Board supporting high-growth industries and in-demand occupations paying a living wage.  Our Board of Directors and staff are dedicated to meeting the workforce needs of our community. Learn more about our board or contact us. 

our team of local area experts can help you reach your career and business goals at no cost to you. 


why would you do all this for me for free?

all services are provided at no cost thanks to federal funding under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act [WIOA].

do I have to be a City of San José resident to access services?

we serve over two-thirds of Santa Clara County residents, employees, and businesses in the cities and towns of San José, Gilroy, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Stanford, Los Altos Hills, San Martin, and Monte Sereno PLUS all the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County.

what do you mean by 'living wage'?

living wage is the hourly rate an individual must earn to be able to support themselves.  See what the living wage is in Santa Clara County.

what are the high-growth industries in Santa Clara County?

with help from the team at Economic Modeling Specialists International, the work2future team has identified Business and Financial Services, Construction, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Technology as the top 5 industries that are growing in the valley. 

what are the in-demand occupations in the Valley?

the top 5 in-demand occupations in the valley across all industry sectors are:

  • Software Developer [Applications]
  • Manager [General and Operations]
  • Registered Nurses
  • Project Management Specialists and Business Operation Specialists
  • Mangers [Computer+Information Systems]


see the top 100 occupations and more in local economic information


make your career about making a difference in the lives of others with work2future!

find employment opportunities on the City of San José careers page or for our Job Centers in San José and Gilroy.

look for Request for Proposal [RFP] opportunities on the City of San José’s BidDingo and WebGrants portals.

The City of San Jose, through work2future, the Workforce Development Board for the San Jose Silicon Valley area, seeks qualified individuals and entities to provide Online Training to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligible clients.  Online training will be web-based and allow access for each user from a desktop, laptop, or tablet computer via the internet.  This RFP solicits proposals for unique and innovative training that provides WIOA clients with opportunities to obtain knowledge and skills to prepare them for careers in the WDB’s priority sectors:  Finance, Advanced Manufacturing, Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”), Construction/Pre-Apprenticeship, Healthcare, Other key sectors identified by the WDB.

Online Training can be self-paced, time-limited, instructor-led, virtual, or any combination of the above.

For information regarding this RFP contact Colleen Brennan colleen.brennan@sanjoseca.gov

submissions via WebGrants portals.

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