Getting Started

Welcome to NOVA!

NOVA, through its two Job Centers, provides customer-focused services to the job seekers of San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties. NOVA works closely with local businesses, educators, and individuals to ensure that our programs provide opportunities that build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to address the workforce needs of Silicon Valley.

How to Access Services

The first step in the process to become a NOVA Job Center member is to attend the Power Up Your Job Search and Registration session. These sessions are offered each weekday in Sunnyvale and twice a week in San Mateo.

Contact us or stop by one of the NOVA Job Centers to sign up for the next available session. Plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to the start time to complete paperwork. Late arrivals will be scheduled for a later date.


Once your registration paperwork is complete, you will meet with a career advisor to begin developing your customized job-search plan.  Because NOVA is a federally funded program, we must establish proof of eligibility and of right to work prior to providing you with services. Required documentation will vary dependent upon your circumstances, but common documents include driver license, Social Security card, U.S. passport, or Permanent Resident card.

NOVA Job Center Locations

Sunnyvale
505 W. Olive Ave. #550
408-730-7232

San Mateo
1777 Borel Place #500
650-581-0058

San Bruno
Skyline College, Building 1, Floor 2
3300 College Drive
650-738-7904