The San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board has unveiled its newest job center in the heart of the county’s vibrant East Valley, providing greater access to resources, technology and support services for thousands of job seekers and employers.

The 24,000-square-foot facility at 508 Inland Center Drive is one of three America’s Job Centers of California managed by the Development Board across the county. It offers approximately 50% more space than the previous East Valley Job Center location, including six training classrooms and a large resource room with enhanced technology for individuals looking for new employment or career opportunities.

At the open house on Dec.17, community leaders said the facility will help advance the Development Board’s commitment to helping people build their careers while ensuring that employers have qualified workers to meet their business needs.

“Our Workforce Development Department is, quite simply, one of the best there is when it comes to preparing job seekers for 21st-century career opportunities,” said Curt Hagman, chairman of the County Board of Supervisors. “With this wonderful new facility, we’re confident that you will be able to do an even better job of fulfilling your mission”

County Supervisor Joe Baca Jr., whose Fifth District includes the new center location, described the timing as critical, coming out of the pandemic.

“We hear all the time how tight the labor market is, and we know, here in San Bernardino, that we’ve got a growing population that can fill those jobs,” Baca said. “With the support services that are being offered, every day, within the walls of this impressive new facility, we have an opportunity to help individuals and families fulfill their dreams and, in the process, to uplift the community.”

Leonard X. Hernandez, San Bernardino County chief executive officer, described the new one-stop center as another important step forward in fulfilling the Countywide Vision, a key element of which is the development of a skilled workforce that attracts employers and contributes to a vibrant local economy.”­