We Connect Local Talents with Employers

Our Mission

Santa Cruz Employment Access serves as host to the annual Access 2 Employment Job Fair, connecting local employers with hundreds of job seekers to help achieve a diverse workforce. Our volunteer based organization operates as a planning committee made up of representatives from various local agencies and businesses with a common goal – to improve the economic outlook of Santa Cruz County by linking job seekers with employers and employment resources.

Our History

Santa Cruz Employment Access was founded in 1990 to help disabled job seekers find work in our community. Our annual job fair takes place in October, in support of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month campaign which raises awareness about employment issues for disabled people, and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. In recent years, our organization has expanded its scope to include other groups that face obstacles to employment, including ex-offenders, seniors over the age of 55, and youth ages 14-25.

Our Partners

Our volunteers offer employment workshops at these locations:

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