Welcome to NOVA!
NOVA provides customized services to the jobseekers of Silicon Valley through its job centers
in Sunnyvale and San Mateo. NOVA staff are dedicated to providing
you with the necessary tools to enter or re-enter Silicon
Valley’s unique workforce. Our job is not complete until your job begins.
Your time at NOVA will begin by speaking with experienced career advisors to discuss your specific needs. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to participate in workshops that focus on such topics as assessing your career objectives, creating a powerful resumé, learning to network effectively, and understanding how to negotiate for the best possible employment situation. And if your skills are out of date, you may have the opportunity to participate in classroom training at no cost with approved local vendors.
NOVA also provides specialized services to specific populations such as veterans, youth, and older workers. 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. NOVA is an equal opportunity employer/program; auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
How to Access Services
① View the NOVA Orientation video below to introduce yourself to the services that NOVA offers and to learn how we can assist you with your job search. Note: As of April 2020 and until further notice, all NOVA services will only be accessible remotely.
NOVA operates two job centers in the greater Silicon Valley — one in San Mateo (San Mateo County) and
one in Sunnyvale (Santa Clara County). Once enrolled as a NOVA Job Center member, you will be able to
receive services from either or both centers — recognizing that all services, until further notice, will
only be accessible remotely.
To register to become a NOVA Job Center member, however, please complete and submit a NOVA Interest Form for the job center most accessible to you and NOVA staff will respond to you within two business days.