Job and career resource fair draws hundreds looking for work

Walmart Logistics at WDB Job and Career fair in Apple Valley

The San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board (WDB) partnered with the Town of Apple Valley and the California Economic Development Department to host a successful job and career resource fair at the Apple Valley Conference Center.

More than 30 employers looking to hire participated in the event along with over 300 job seekers that braved the cold and snowy conditions on Feb. 23.

Amazon participates in WDB Job and Career fair in Apple Valley

“Despite the bad weather, the High Desert community showed up to last month's job and career resource fair. This underscores both our business community’s need for skilled workers and our residents’ desire to find local employment opportunities. This high level of interest really emphasizes the importance of developing a skilled labor force. Connecting skilled workers with good-paying jobs is critical to the future of our regional economy,” said San Bernardino County Vice Chairman, Supervisor Paul Cook.

WDB job fairs also include resources such as individualized job search, resume assistance, information on veteran services, skills certifications, on-the-job training and financial assistance for training.William Sterling, WDB chairman, explains that connecting businesses with a pipeline of qualified employees is critical for a strong, resilient regional economy. “The Workforce Development Board is an invaluable resource for finding and helping to produce high-quality employees that not only meet the needs of different industry sectors, but also understand organizational culture and are ready to grow with the organizations that they are a part of,” Sterling said.

According to the most recent Labor Market Information report published the California Employment Development Department, San Bernardino County’s job market finished strong in 2022, with an unemployment rate of 4.2%, the lowest since 2019. The Inland Empire continued to lead Southern California’s post-pandemic employment recovery with continued growth in the logistics sector, professional services, government, education, healthcare and construction.

To get connected to workforce resources or to participate in an upcoming job fair, please visit our website, call (800) 451-JOBS (5627) or follow us on social media @SBCWorkforce.


About the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board

The San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board (WDB) is comprised of private business representatives and public partners appointed by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.  The WDB strives to strengthen the skills of the County’s workforce through partnerships with business, education and community-based organizations. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is committed to providing county resources, which generate jobs and investment in line with the Countywide Vision.

The Workforce Development Board, through the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department, offers a variety of programs designed to help youth and adults identify career pathways and get the appropriate training and skills. Programs funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provide eligible youth, ages 16 to 24, access to a variety of career and educational services designed to help enhance job skills, develop leadership qualities, explore career options, participate in adult and peer mentoring opportunities, and take advantage of work experiences. In addition, the WDB operates San Bernardino County’s three America's Job Centers of California (AJCC). The AJCCs provide individuals with job training, placement and the tools to strengthen their skills to achieve a higher quality of life. The AJCCs also support and provide services to the County's businesses, including employee recruitment and business retention programs, and a free Human Resource hotline (877-282-3763) is available to answer any HR, employment and compliance related inquiries and more.

Employers and job seekers interested in WDB programs may call (800) 451-JOBS (5627), visit our website, follow us @SBCWorkforce and visit our WDB YouTube page.

WDB’s job and resource fairs are a Title-1 financially assisted program and an equal opportunity employer program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For federal funding disclosure information, visit