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OC Development Board

Welcome to the website of the Orange County Development Board (OCDB). In Partnership with the Orange County Board of Supervisors, the OCDB oversees Orange County's workforce development activities and establishes programs in response to the workforce needs of Orange County, including labor market information, employment and training services, and business assistance. Central to the OCDB’s ability to provide services is the network of One-Stop Career Centers, satellite centers and youth employment and training programs located throughout the County. The OCDB designs and implements programs and services for businesses, adult job seekers, dislocated workers and young adults, working in close collaboration with education, business, labor, economic development and other organizations with a stake in preparing the County’s workers to contribute to our growing economy.

For Job Seeker services, please visit the Job Seeker Services page,
For Employer services, please visit the Business Services page,
For Young Adult services, please visit the Young Adult page,
For Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) information, please visit the CEDS page
For OC Region Labor Market Information, please visit

 Visit the One-Stop Career Center Web Site at

 Current Unemployment Rates:
US 4.9% - California 5.6% - Orange County 4.4%
Anaheim 5.5% - Santa Ana 5.0% - Irvine 3.3% - Huntington Beach 4.2% - Garden Grove 5.4%

Click here for a complete list of Orange County Monthly Labor Force Data for
Cities and Census Designated Places (CDP)

Click here to view our calendar of events 


OC Economic Indicators Dashboard



 Click here to download a copy of the
South Orange County Veterans Report

Orange County Regional Plan: 

The OCDB was established as part of the County's implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  OCDB will facilitate the development and implementation of the Orange County Regional Plan.

Regional plans and partnerships required by WIOA, function under California’s State Plan as the primary mechanism for aligning educational and training provider services with regional industry sector needs in California’s fourteen WIOA Regional Planning Units (RPUs).

Orange County has been identified by the state as a single economic sub-region by the State of California and RPU.

California state law requires coordination between the K-12, Community Colleges, and WIOA systems and requires the use of sector strategies as the operational framework for the state’s workforce system. These two state mandated requirements are met under the State Plan by making federally required WIOA regional plans and partnerships the primary mechanism for aligning educational and training programs with regional industry sector needs.

The Plan's public comment period expected to be posted November/December 2016.   
Regional Plans are due to the State by March 15, 2017.

OCDB is actively seeking Orange County business leaders to assist with the OC Regional Plan and the ongoing oversight of public fund investments.  Executives from IT, Advanced Manufacturing and Healthcare businesses are critical for the success of the OC Regional Plan. 

For more information, please contact with subject line "OC Regional Plan"


  • In partnership with Vital Link, the OCDB 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?



Orange County Development Board
Community Investment Division
1300 S. Grand Ave Building B, 3rd Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (714) 480-6500
Fax: (714) 834-7132

This WIOA 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 reasonable accommodation, please call 714-834-7163 or TTY 711 at least 72 hours prior to event.

The Orange County Development Board is a proud partner of America’s Job Center of California℠ network.