NOVA Workforce Board

The NOVA Workforce Board (NOVA WB) addresses the workforce investment needs of Silicon Valley by directing and guiding NOVA, a workforce development agency sponsored by the City of Sunnyvale, and NOVA Job Center, a collaborative of workforce development organizations. Through its strategic initiatives, the Board works to promote economic opportunity and shared prosperity.

NOVA WB members from leading edge Silicon Valley companies bring diverse and expert opinions that foster new and better ways of serving the community. These Board members help NOVA to create strategic alliances with businesses, the workforce development community, and other critical stakeholders. Click to view the following:


The Board serves San Mateo County and the cities of CupertinoLos AltosMilpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale within Santa Clara County. The City of Sunnyvale serves as lead on behalf of the eight jurisdictions in the NOVA consortium.



Unemployment Rate


3.8%


Santa Clara County's unemployment rate for August 2017
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Commute Inflow


209,000

Number of workers who commute each day into Santa Clara County. (2011)

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Customer Visits

41,707

Number of daily visits by job seekers to NOVA Job Center in FY2016.

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Employer Payroll

11.4%

Santa Clara County's share of California's total payroll (Q3 2015), as compared to 6.2% of the statewide labor force.

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Customer Services

54,984

Number of services provided at the NOVA Job Center in FY2016.

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Projections (2012-2022)

Software Developers, Applications
Occupation with most projected job openings in Santa Clara County: 14,880 openings

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Projections (2012-2022)

Operations Research Analysts
 Fastest-growing occupation projected in Santa Clara County:
+64.9% (970 positions)

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