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Voice of the Fields California

March 2019

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Volume 29, Number 3

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Are you looking for training opportunities?

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HE CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT Department (EDD) is part of a statewide collaborative network that includes employers, community-based organizations, educators, state and local government agencies, and training providers. This network has employment and training services and programs available to qualified job seekers including: laid off workers, youth, workers looking for better opportunities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. EDD services and information are at no cost to the workers.

Visit your nearest America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM (AJCC), to get information on job search training. To find the nearest AJCC job center visit edd.ca.gov/Office Locator and ask to speak with an EDD representative. In this issue, we are featuring California Human Development, one of the many training opportunities, which could be combined with the support of other qualifying EDD services.

California Human Development

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ALIFORNIA HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (CHD) is a non-profit organization and a leader in the War on Poverty for nearly five decades. CHD was first inspired in service to California’s farmworkers across the state. CHD now services people of low income from many walks of life. CHD provides services to 25,000 individuals located in 31 counties throughout California. They provide training and job placement, affordable housing, disability, immigration, social and drug-free living services. income. The centers give these indiTraining & Jobs TRAINING: CHD believe that people have the right to earn a living and with education and training it is possible. CHD offers Anthony Soto Training (ASET) Centers. These centers help farmworkers, farmworker family members, and other with low

viduals an opportunity to build their skills and obtain stable, full-time employment at a living wage. Anthony Soto Employment Training Centers offer quality vocational skills training, workplace and life skill development to farmworkers

and adults of all backgrounds and educational levels. Programs offered are: Assembly & Fabrication, Building Construction, Cashiering and Inventory Control Clerk, Forklift Operation and Safety, Introduction to Computers, Mathematics, Office Occupations, Payroll Clerk, Security Officer, Shipping and Receiving, Spanish Adult Literacy, Telecommunications Line Installer, Truck Driver, Vocational English as a Second Language, and Welding. To find your local center and the programs they offer call (916) 371-8330. Continued on next page


CHD Continued from page 1 Who is Eligible? REFERRALS & STUDENTS ON ASSISTANCE CHD case managers located in 12 field offices, along with government agencies, refer many of their students. Those who qualify receive subsidized tuition and financial aid. The best way to see if you qualify is to call the CHD field office closest to you and speak with a case manager. ANYONE INTERESTED IN NEW SKILLS CHD’s training is available at competitive rates to anyone seeking new skills and greater earning ability. Backed in part by government grants, CHD programs are exceptionally robust and deliver excellent results. In fact, more than 80% of their graduates find and keep work in their field of training! JOB PLACEMENT Whether you’re looking for a job or looking to hire, CHD serves as a central hub in each of their locations to connect well-trained, qualified and motivated employees with local employers.

Employment Services ASSISTANCE TO BRIDGE THE GAP When necessary, housing, child care, and other living assistance is arranged for qualifying individuals who are in crisis and to bridge the gap during training. AT RISK YOUTH In San Joaquin County, teens struggling in school and in life get a hand up to succeed. Academic and career guidance, life skills workshops and work experience opportunities encourage them to finish their education.

DISASTER RELIEF Help to pay rent and put food on the table, as well as temporary employment for those who have lost their jobs, are provided following catastrophic situations.

Day Labor Centers For Workers: TOOLS TO BUILD A GOOD LIFE CHD’s Day Labor Centers provide a safe and dignified place where day laborers can meet with employers for

an honest days work at fair pay. And it’s more than that; their Centers help workers to build a better life for themselves and their families. Whether that means emergency care such as food, health care and clothing or assistance to improve employability through English-language classes and job skills training; they are proud to be of assistance and welcome the day workers to the neighborhood.

FIELD OFFICES Twelve field offices serve as hubs where people are connected to the assistance, skills, knowledge, and contacts they need to gain steady employment. These services are free to those who qualify. Butte County 1249 Mangrove Ave., Chico 95926 530.899.0624 Contra Costa County 281 Pine St., Brentwood 94513 925.427.8871 Lake County 55 First St., Box M, Lakeport 95453 707.262.0440 Mendocino County 631 South Orchard Ave., Ukiah 95482 707.467.5959 Napa County 2261 Elm St. Bldg K, Napa 94559 707.253.4648 Napa County 100 Main St. South, St. Helena 94574 707.963.7805

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Sacramento County 1000 C Street, Suite 100, Galt 95632 209.580.0214 San Joaquin County 631 East Oak St., Lodi 95240 209.331.2081 Solano County 459 Marvin Way, Dixon 95620 707.678.3266 Sonoma County 1015 Center Dr., Suite B, Santa Rosa 95493 707.523.1155 Yolo County 117 W. Main St., Suite 1B, Woodland 95695 530.662.9601 Yuba County 1468 Sky Harbor Dr., Ste G, Olivehurst 95961 530.741.2924


Affordable Housing CHD offers over 500 units of affordable housing in towns across Northern California, including Fairfield, Stockton, Yuba City, Napa, St Helena, and Calistoga. Accommodations range from: singlefamily houses with lawns and yards; one, two, three, and four bedroom townhomes and apartments; and dormitorystyle living for seasonal farmworkers.

PARKWAY PLAZA Fairfield 707.429.3511 MAHAL PLAZA Yuba City 530.671.6810 AYTCH PLAZA Kelseyville916.371.8220 TURNING POINT COMMONS Chico 530.894.0390 Source: aliforniahumandevelopment.org/training-jobs/ employment-services/

FARM LABOR CENTERS Calistoga 707.942.9279 St. Helena 707.963.7496 Napa 707.265.7629 To get more information regarding other resources they offer through immigration, disability, social and drugfree living services call (916) 371-8220 or visit the CHD website at www. californiahumandevelopment.org.

EDD’s New MSFW Webpage

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DD WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO VISIT the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker webpage through the EDD website at edd.ca.gov/Jobs_and_Training/Migrant_and_ Seasonal_Farm_Worker_Outreach_Program.htm . This page provides resources for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers ensuring they receive the same services as other California Workers.

the America’s Service Locator toll-free at 1-877-872-5627 (TTY 1-877-889-5627) to find your closest center. For employment services related complaints, contact the EDD Monitor Advocate at 1-866-289-8356 or madvocat@edd.ca.gov Program Services.

to services through the normal intake EDD offers employment services to We are also going where process within the America’s Job Center the thousands of migrant and seasonal you are of CaliforniaSM network. farmworkers who have helped make As a component of the MSFW California one of the 10-largest econoNeed Assistance Now? Outreach Program, EDD representamies in the world, and the leader in U.S. If you are an agricultural migrant or tives visit and conduct outreach in areas agricultural production. The Migrant seasonal farmworker and would like furof high agricultural activity to provide and Seasonal Farmworker (MSFW) ther information, contact your nearest General assistance and information on: Outreach Program provides services to America’s Job Center of California or call Unemployment Insurance, Disability the agricultural community statewide. Insurance, Labor Market InforThe program specifically assists mation, Vocational training and agricultural workers classified In the fields and beyond… career opportunities, Referral as migrant, seasonal, or migrant supportive services or orfood-processing workers as Proudly serving California’s to ganizations also serving farmdefined by federal law. Migrant and Seasonal workers, Farmworker rights Through the MSFW Outand labor law information, and Farmworkers. reach Program, the EDD proassistance with filing workplace vides a full range of employment Come visit us, violation complaints. services to farmworkers who Source: www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_training/ we are here to help! otherwise would not have access Migrant_and_Seasonal_Farm_Worker_Outreach_Program.htm

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California Earned Income Tax Credit

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HE CASH-BACK California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) is designed to put money in the pockets of low-income working people. You can use the money for anything; clothing, food, school supplies, electric bills, etc. For tax year 2018, families earning wages or self-employment income up to $24,950 may qualify for CalEITC.

How do I claim the credit? You claim the credit by preparing and filing a California tax return. You can do it yourself or get free help. What if I already filed my state return and didn’t claim the credit? If you think you may qualify for CalEITC, you may amend your return. You can do it yourself or get free help. Get free help to prepare (or amend) and file your tax return. Beginning in late January and running through Tax Day, April 15, 2019, find free tax help at a location near you CalEITC4Me.org.

How does it work? Once you file your tax return: n If you do not owe taxes, CalEITC gives you a refund. n If you owe taxes, CalEITC reduces the amount of taxes you owe and if there’s still a credit left, gives you a refund. How much is the credit? Select your number of dependents below to see how much you may qualify for: Number of Qualifying Children None 1 2 3 or more

CA Maximum Income $16,750 $24,950 $24,950 $24,950

CalEITC (up to)

IRS EITC (up to)

$232 $1,554 $2,559 $2,879

$519 $3,461 $5,716 $6,431

Federal Earned Income Tax Credit

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HE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT, EITC or EIC, is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. EITC reduces the amount of tax you owe and may give you a refund.

How do I claim the credit? You claim the credit by preparing and filing a California tax return. You can do it yourself or get free help. When Can I Expect My Refund? If you claim the earned income tax credit (EITC) or the additional child tax credit (ACTC) on your tax return, by law the IRS, can’t issue your refund before mid-February. Who Qualifies? To qualify for EITC you must have earned income from

working for someone or from running or owning a business or farm and meet basic rules. And, you must either meet additional rules for workers without a qualifying child or have a child that meets all the qualifying child rules for you. Earned Income Limits The tax year 2018 earned income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than: Investment Income Limit Investment income must be $3,500 or less for the year.

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For the 2018 tax year, this credit is available to California households with adjusted gross incomes of up to $16,750 if there are no qualifying children, and up to $24,950 if there is one or more qualifying children. You qualify for CalEITC for the 2018 tax year if: n You have wages, self-employment income and adjusted gross income within certain limits, AND n You, your spouse, and any qualifying children each have a Social Security Number issued by the Social Security Administration that is valid for employment, AND n You do not use the “married/RDP filing separately” filing status, AND n You lived in California for more than half the tax year. Souece: www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/faq/net/900.shtml Number of Qualifying Children

Filing as Single, Head of Household or Widowed

Filing as Married Filing Jointly

None 1 2 3 or more

$15,270 $40,320 $45,802 $49,194

$20,950 $46,010 $51,492 $54,884

Maximum Credit Amounts The maximum amount of credit for Tax Year 2018 is: n $6,431 with three or more qualifying children n $5,716 with two qualifying children n $3,461 with one qualifying child n $519 with no qualifying children

EITC Resources

To find out more information on the Federal EITC please visit www.irs.gov. Sources: www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/ earned-income-tax-credit


Agricultural Jobs available to U.S. workers under H-2A contract You may apply for these jobs by phone or in person at your nearest Employment Development Department (EDD) field office CalJOBS Job Number Openings 16444963 116

Start Date

End Date

04/01/19

05/25/19

Last day to Apply 04/28/19

County

Commodity

AJCC

Phone

Monterey, San Benito

Iceberg Lettuce, Romaine Hearts, Lettuce, Celery, Strawberry, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Bunching Items, both Organic and Conventional. Strawberries, Blueberries

Salinas AJCC

(831) 796-3600

Oxnard AJCC

(805) 288-8400

Oxnard AJCC

(805) 288-8400

16439635

51

03/18/19

06/15/19

05/01/19

Ventura

16407914

25

03/15/19

06/24/19

05/04/19

Ventura

16405614

60

03/12/19

06/30/19

05/06/19

Ventura

16453249

67

04/10/19

06/01/19

05/06/19

16460899

54

04/10/19

06/01/19

05/06/19

16436314

120

03/15/19

06/30/19

05/07/19

16436340

40

03/15/19

06/29/19

05/07/19

16445191

147

03/15/19

07/01/19

05/08/19

16450270

38

03/25/19

06/30/19

05/12/19

16448361

40

03/25/19

07/06/19

16455512

40

04/01/19

06/29/19

16461155

240

04/01/19

16497488

34

16498488 16493089

Oxnard AJCC

(805) 288-8400

Imperial

Organic Celery, Conventional Celery, Radish, Romaine, Romaine Hearts, Red Leaf, Green Leaf, Butter, Bulk Lettuce, Iceberg, Caggage Organic Celery, Conventional Celery, Radish, Romaine, Romaine Hearts, Red Leaf, Green Leaft, Butter, Bulk Lettuce, Iceberg, Cabbage Onions

El Centro AJCC

(760) 339-2700

Imperial

Onions

El Centro AJCC

(760) 339-2700

Ventura

Berries

Oxnard AJCC

(805) 288-8400

Ventura

Strawberry Organic and conventional

Oxnard AJCC

(805) 28-8-8400

Ventura

Strawberry, Blueberry

Oxnard AJCC

(805) 288-8400

Ventura

Strawberry, Vegetables

Oxnard AJCC

(805) 288-8400

05/15/19

Ventura

Strawberry

Oxnard AJCC

(805) 288-8400

05/15/19

Ventura

Strawberry

Oxnard AJCC

(805) 288-8400

07/07/19

05/19/19

Fresno, Tulare, Kings

Cherry, Kiwi, Plum, Plum Cherry

Fresno AJCC

(559) 585-3540

04/22/19

06/15/19

05/19/19

Ventura

Strawberry, Blueberry

Oxnard AJCC

(805) 288-8400

34

04/22/19

06/15/19

05/19/19

Ventura

Strawberry, Blueberry

Oxnard AJCC

(805) 288-8400

51

04/15/19

06/30/19

05/23/19

Riverside

Strawberry

Oxnard AJCC

(805) 288-8400

16501070

480

05/01/19

06/16/19

05/24/19

Fresno AJCC

(559) 230-3600

16515530 16481729

102 40

05/10/19 04/01/19

06/15/19 08/01/19

05/28/19 06/01/19

Oxnard AJCC Oxnard AJCC

(805) 288-8400 (805) 288-8400

16518947

44

04/28/19

07/06/19

06/01/19

Oxnard AJCC

(805) 288-8400

16420257

38

03/11/19

08/31/19

06/05/19

Monterey

Vineyard Grapes, CalVan Driver

Salinas AJCC

(831) 796-3600

16493296

20

04/15/19

07/30/19

06/07/19

Monterey

Wine Grape

Salinas AJCC

(831) 796-3600

16485091

28

04/15/19

09/01/19

06/23/19

Napa

Wine Grapes

Napa AJCC

(707) 253-4134

16485091

28

04/15/19

09/01/19

06/23/19

Napa

Wine Grapes

Napa AJCC

(707) 253-4134

16403988

40

03/08/19

10/18/19

06/28/19

San Diego

Avocados, Valencia Oranges, and Grapefruits

Oceanside AJCC

(760) 631-6150

16508093

119

05/15/19

08/25/19

07/05/19

Fresno

Onions

Fresno AJCC

(559) 230-3600

16492899

36

04/08/19

10/04/19

07/06/19

Monterey

Various Crops

Salinas AJCC

(831) 796-3600

16346228

75

03/01/19

11/16/19

07/09/19

Monterey

Row Crops

Salinas AJCC

(831) 796-3600

16382386

50

03/01/19

11/17/19

07/09/19

San Diego

Roma and Round Tomatoes, Brussels sprouts

Oceanside AJCC-WS

(760) 631-6150

16443223

30

03/19/19

10/30/19

07/09/19

Mendocino

Grapes and Pears

Ukiah AJCC

(707)-46-7-5900

Fresno, Madera, Grapes Tulare Ventura Strawberry Ventura, Avocados, Oranges, Lemons, Mandarins Santa Barbara Ventura Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry

The H-2A temporary agricultural program allows agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature. The H-2A employers must demonstrate that qualified U.S. workers are not available for the job and the employment of temporary foreign workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers similarly employed. Preference in hiring will be given to qualified U.S. workers before employers are allowed to bring in foreign workers under the program.

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EDDResources Resources EDD

APRIL

DATES TO REMEMBER

Radio Bilingüe Wednesday April 24 10 am & 4 pm

Voice of the Fields

www.edd.ca.gov

Workforce Services AJCC Locator ............. 1-877-872-5627 CalJOBSSM ....................... 1-800-758-0398 Monitor Advocate, Report work related complaints .....................1-866-289-8356 e-mail: .................madvocat@edd.ca.gov Unemployment Insurance English: ...........................1-800-300-5616 Spanish: .........................1-800-326-8937 Disability Insurance English: .......................... 1-800-480-3287 Spanish: .........................1-866-658-8846 Paid Family Leave English: .......................... 1-877-238-4373 Spanish: ........................ 1-877-379-3819 Ask EDD Request EDD information online: ...................................... askedd.edd.ca.gov

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April Central Valley Opportunity Center Mobile Unit Date

Hours

Location

Contact

Thursday April 1, 2019

11:00AM-2:00PM

MERCED Cardenas,1136 W. Main St

Lucio Cruz 209-357-0062

Wednesday April 10, 2019

11:00AM-3:00PM

MODESTO Mi Tierra Foods,1343 Crows Landing

Lucio Cruz 209-357-0062

Friday April 12, 2019

10:00AM-2:30PM

HEAP Riverbank, 2400 Stanislaus St

Lucio Cruz 209-357-0062

Monday April 15, 2019

Time TBD

ATWATER Migrant Center, 9200 W. Westlake

Lucio Cruz 209-357-0062

Friday, April 19, 2019

10:00AM-2:30PM

HEAP Newman Pioneer Park

Lucio Cruz 209-357-0062

Tuesday April 23, 2019

11:00AM-3:00PM

EL NIDO Neighborhood Market,10386 CA-59

Lucio Cruz 209-357-0062

Wednesday April 24, 2019

11:00AM-3:00PM

MADERA Bonita Market,19108 Ave 14

Lucio Cruz 209-357-0062

Friday, April 27, 2019

10:00AM-2:30PM

HEAP Oakdale Pioneer Park

Lucio Cruz 209-357-0062

Tuesday April 29, 2019

11:00AM-3:00PM

MADERA Casa de LaVina, 23784 Ave 9

Lucio Cruz 209-357-0062

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