Friday, March 30, 2018

How To Prepare For The 2018 NorCal Career Fair? - Workforce Development Board of Solano County

Want to find out what the 2018 NorCal Career Fair is all about? Check out our video to learn about the benefits of attending the Career Fair as a job seeker and employer. For a full listing of all employers attending visit:

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The 2018 NorCal Career Fair is April 5th!

Mark you calendars and Save-the-Date for one of the largest Career Fair in the North Bay! Taking place this year at Solano Community College the Workforce Development Board of Solano County will once again be hosting over 80 employers offering immediate openings in the region.

Be sure not to miss this opportunity to engage with some of the regions top employers and remember to dress professionally, bring copies of your resume, and be prepared for on-site interviews!!

For more information be sure to visit

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Looking for a Job? Highlight Your Ability, Not Your Experience | Jason Shen

Very few of us hold jobs that line up directly with our past experiences or what we studied in college. Take TED Resident Jason Shen; he studied biology but later became a product manager at a tech company. In this quick, insightful talk about human potential, Shen shares some new thinking on how job seekers can make themselves more attractive -- and why employers should look for ability over credentials.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Let Go of Expectations - 2 Keys to a Fulfilling Career

In this video, I talk about how to let go of expectations so you can have a more fulfilling career. Letting go of expectations is all about detaching from what you think you need to have. It’s how to live a happy life and how to be happy with what you have. I’ll show you that the act of letting go of expectations will demonstrate how to lead a happy life. So if you want to know how to live life happily, then be sure to watch this video!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

How to Clear Negative Energy

The world, as we have created it, is a process of our thinking and it cannot be changed without changing our thinking. Jack Canfield discusses how positive affirmations can help you change your thinking, create positive energy and attract the results you desire.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Tax Resources

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

The EKS campaign is hosted by the United Way Bay Area to provide free tax preparation to households earning less than $54,000 a year. Partners include the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), churches, nonprofits, AARP, and other organizations. Find a location near your (click here).

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

AARP offers free tax preparation help to anyone 50 and older who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Find a location near you (click here). Note site is open annually from late January/early February to April 15

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Find a location near you (click here).

Friday, March 9, 2018

Board Member Spotlight: FADI HALABI

Fadi Halabi: President, Duracite & Board Chair, Solano WDB

How did you first learn about the WDB and why did you join the Board?
I was introduced to the WDB by former Board Chair Brian Chikowski. He recommended that I become a member. I joined the Board because I wanted to understand what we as a community were doing to help dislocated workers and youth find employment and resources. After developing a keen understanding of what the WDB contributes to the community I knew it was an organization that I wanted to be a part of.

What prompted you to become the Board Chair?
Prior to becoming the Chair I served as many officers including the Executive Committee Member-At-Large, Treasurer and Vice Chair. When there was a vacancy for Chair the nominating committee recommended me and I accepted.

How long have you served as a Board member?
I’ve served as a member since August 2002.

What do you think the WDB’s strength is?
One thing I can say about our organization is that we have great staff members that have made my job as a Board Chair easy and also the lives of our board members. We do the best job we can for the community. We have a very well-run organization. I’m very proud of our staff and to serve as the Board Chair.

Tell us about yourself and Duracite.
I’m originally from Jordan and grew up in Saudi Arabia. I came to the U.S. in 1984 and attended U.C. Berkeley and San Francisco State University where I studied Civil Engineering. I’ve only had one job in my entire life and it was by accident. One day while I was in college a friend asked me to help him for the afternoon at Duracite with an accounting program…and I never left! A few years later I bought the company and we grew from one location in Benicia with 15 employees to 22 locations throughout California with over 500 employees.

Duracite specializes in counter-tops, granite, soapstone and marble. Our headquarters are located in Fairfield.

Fun Fact.
I fly Cessna single engine aircrafts.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Upcoming Events

Teamsters 40-Hour HAZWOPER Initial Course
March 19-22, 2018| 320 Campus Lane, Fairfield, CA

OSHA requires this course for workers on hazardous waste sites. The course includes classroom learning and realistic hands-on activities. Workers practice remediation and decontamination activities while wearing the proper respirator and protective clothing.

Upon successful completion of this course, each worker receives a "40-Hour Card" that certifies the worker to do hazardous waste work for 12 months, at which time OSHA requires the worker to take a Refresher Course. To sign up, go to: On LEFT column, click on “Training Centers”, Northern CA Teamsters Apprentice Training & Educ. Trust Fund (NCTAT) in Rancho Murrieta, CA and scroll down list of courses to the class/location then “Register”.

Full Calendar of Classes, Workshops, and Networking Events offered through the WDB: Fairfield Location and Vallejo Location

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Job Interview Tips: 4 Tips for a Second Interview

In this week’s video, we’re going to go over 4 tips to prepare for your second interview. That’s coming up.