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The Sacramento Works Job Center System provides resources and services to employers and job seekers in Sacramento County. Planning, policy, and oversight for the system is the responsibility of Sacramento Works, Inc., the Workforce Development Board, a 27-member volunteer board of directors.
Services, resources, workforce development sector strategies, training programs, and services to employers are provided by the staff of Workforce Development Department of the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, the Employment Development Department and over 40 community workforce development partners.

Sacramento Works is building a dynamic workforce for the Sacramento Region by partnering with the workforce community to serve regional employment needs.


  1. Prepare customers for viable employment opportunities and career pathways in the region by improving the job center and training center system.
  2. Support regional employers’ efforts to hire, train, and transition employees by enhancing and communicating the availability and value of Sacramento Works’ employer and business services.
  3. Prepare youth to thrive and succeed in the regional workforce by providing relevant work readiness and employment programs and engaging regional employers and academia.

Sacramento Works, Inc. Board Members

Staci Anderson

President & CEO
PRO Youth and Families

Edward W. Baker

Vice President Human Resources
Alto Ingredients, Inc.

Amanda Blackwood

President & CEO
Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce

Lisa Clawson – Secretary-Treasurer

Human Resources Leader
Kaiser Permanente

Lynn R. Conner

Chief Executive Officer
Better Business Bureau

Ron Ellis

Managing Director/Owner

Kevin Ferreira

Executive Director
Sacramento-Sierra’s Building and Construction Trades Council

Kristin Gibbons

Human Services Division Manager
Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance

Troy Givans

Director of Economic Development
Sacramento County Economic Development Department

David W. Gordon

Sacramento County Office of Education

Mandi Higley

Head of People and Culture
Tri Tool, Inc.

Lisa Hutchinson

Human Resources Manager
DigiStream Investigations

Michael Jasso

Assistant City Manager
City of Sacramento

Gary R. King

Chief Workforce Officer
Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Kathy Kossick

Executive Director
Sacramento Employment and Training Agency

Matt Lege

Research Analyst
SEIU – United Healthcare Workers

Frank A. Louie

Chief Operating Officer
Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce

Janet Neitzel

Employment Development Department

Dr. Jamey Nye

Deputy Chancellor
Los Rios Community College District

Ronald R. Orr, Jr. – Vice Chair

Senior Director Talent Acquisition
VSP, Inc.

Sharon O’Sullivan

Team Manager, Vocational Rehabilitation
State of California, Department of Rehabilitation

Johnny Perez

Clutch Contracts & Consulting

Fabrizio Sasso

Executive Director
Sacramento Central Labor Council

Anette Smith – Chair

Smith Associates

Rick Wylie

Villara Corporation

Our Board

Composition of the Sacramento Works, Inc. Board

The majority representation on this 27-member board is business and industry. Other sectors represented on the Sacramento Works, Inc. board include education, labor, rehabilitation and state employment services, public assistance agencies, community-based organizations as well as local economic development interests.

Private Sector

Representatives of the Private Sector, shall constitute a majority of the membership of the Board and are to be owners of business concerns, chief executives or chief operating officers of non-governmental employers, or other private sector executives who have substantial management or policy responsibility. Private Sector representatives shall be selected from nominations made by general-purpose business organizations.

Education Sector

Education representatives shall be selected from nominations made by local educational agencies, vocational education institutions, or institutions of higher education. General organizations of such agencies or institutions, institutions of higher education, or general organizations of such agencies or institutions can also nominate an education representative. Private and proprietary schools or general organizations of such schools, within the City and County of Sacramento are also eligible to have representation on the Sacramento Works, Inc. board. Individuals wishing to apply for membership need to contact one of these entities and request a letter of recommendation.

Labor Sector

Labor representatives are recommended by recognized State and local labor organizations or appropriate building trades councils.

Community-based Organizations

Community-based Organization representatives shall be recommended by community organizations.

Other represented sectors on the Sacramento Works, Inc. board are:

  • Economic Development Sector
  • Public Employment Service Sector
  • Rehabilitation Agency Sector
  • Public Assistance Agency
  • Letters of recommendation for individuals shall come from organizations that represent these sectors.

Application/Appointment Process

Those wishing to apply for membership on the Sacramento Works, Inc. board are asked to fill out an application form. Completed applications should be returned to Monica Newton, Clerk of the Boards, at along with a résumé. Workforce Development Board Application