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Mother Lode Works Vol. 19

"Your source for employment news in the Mother Lode"

This week in Mother Lode Works...

  • Digital Divide: Part of the Solution

  • Job Opportunities with Harrah's Northern California

  • Sonora Hiring Event on July 8th and 9th

  • UI Claim Updates


Up to Date COVID-19 Information

- The official website for California COVID-19 updates and resources. - EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California.


Digital Divide: Part of the Solution

Luis Gutierrez (pictured right) called into Mother Lode Job Training's Calaveras office

requesting to use our computer and internet to complete his pre-employment testing. Luis had recently applied with the Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) for both Driver and Custodian positions, and needed to do the required pre-employment training. Luis does not own a computer or have Wi-Fi at his residence, so MLJT Calaveras set appointments for him to come in and use our computer lab.

Luis had 13 virtual trainings he needed to complete prior to his second interview, and after 2.5 days of computer lab use, was able to complete all of his required training. MLJT was able to print out his training certificates and give him a folder to keep all of his documents.

Luis had his second interview with CUSD on July 1, 2021 with the intention of full-time employment with Calaveras Unified School District.

Each one of our centers is equipped with Wi-Fi, printer, fax and telephone for contacting employers. In addition, our library is complete with career information and handouts, information on local colleges and training providers, sample resumes and community resources. Individuals do not need to be enrolled to use our job center computers. If you are someone that needs the means and equipment for assistance with job attainment, call your local job center to schedule time to come in and use our computer lab.


Job Opportunities with Harrah's Northern CA

Harrah's Northern California in Ione, CA and Mother Lode Job Training in Sutter Creek, CA have been in continuous partnership bringing job seekers and employers together to strengthen our small community. Harrah's Northern California is hiring for many different positions and are even giving new employees a $500.00 hiring bonus!

The next Food & Beverage Virtual Job Fair will be held Wednesday, July 7th for on-the-spot job offers! Log in times for the virtual job fair will be at 10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00PM-4:00PM via Zoom. To be sent a Zoom link to attend, you will need to register online. Available positions include Sous Chef, Bartender, Food Server and more!

Employees are given benefits such as health benefits, paid time off and special discounts.

If you are not able to attend the event on July 7th, and are still interested in employment with Harrah's, visit their website to view and apply to open positions


Sonora Hiring Event on July 8th & 9th

With the state of California re-opening, many employers in the Mother Lode have been searching for qualified applicants. Staff at Mother Lode Job Training (MLJT) saw the need and developed a plan.

On June 25th, MLJT hosted its first in-person hiring event since the pandemic began, featuring 3 employers. During the event, 24 job seekers were served, employers received 6 applications and made 2 on the spot employment offers, from applicants they otherwise would not have reached.

With the popularity and success of the pilot event, MLJT planned a larger event to feature 8 employers. This event is scheduled for July 8th and 9th from 10:00AM-2:00PM and will feature employers offering on the spot interviews and job offers.

Hiring events, such as these, are one of the ways MLJT serves local businesses through our business services programs. For more information about our business services, hiring events, or to have your business at the next event, please call (209) 588-1150 or email


UI Claim Updates See the latest number of claims filed below:

You can also find this information and more on the EDD site at:


For more information, contact your local Mother Lode Job Training job center:

Amador Center Manager: Annette, Email:, Phone: (209) 223-3341 Calaveras Center Manager: Annette, Email:, Phone: (209) 754-4242

Mariposa Center Manager: Stephanie, Email:, Phone: (209) 966-3643 Tuolumne Center Manager : Lindsay, Email:, Phone: (209) 588-1150 Mother Lode Job Training is a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act(WIOA) Title I-financially assisted program and Equal Opportunity Employer; CRS 711 (TTY) Auxiliary aides & services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Mother Lode Job Training is a proud partner of the America's Job Center of California network.

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