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?

our team has identified the top 50 most in-demand jobs in the valley across all industry sectors.  the top 5 are:

  • Software Developer [Applications]
  • Sales Representative [Services and Saas]
  • Software Developers [Systems] 
  • Marketing Research Analyst and Marketing Specialists
  • Manager [General and Operations]


you can find the whole top 50 occupations and more in “What’s Hot in the Valley”.


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.

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