Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Awesome & Free Cook Books

Everyone should eat great food every day. Eating well means learning to cook. It means banishing the mindset that preparing daily meals is a huge chore or takes tremendous skill

Cooking is easy — you just have to practice. Here are a couple books to help you!

Good and Cheap is a collection of recipes for people with limited incomes, particularly those on a $4/day food stamps budget.

From Scratch is a vegetarian cookbook intended for people just becoming comfortable in their own kitchens.

PDF files of both of these cook books are available here - FREE.

Manpower Job Openings

Customer Service Representatives, Fork Lift Drivers, and MORE

Local Listings

For more information contact:

Manpower - Capitola
2001 A 40th Ave.

Manpower - Monterey
2100 Garden Road, Bldg., B, D-2

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Job Openings!

United States Post Office
Salinas Retail Sales

Express Employment Professionals 
Fox Racing

New Friday Office Hours

Effective July 11 the Fast Track To Work office will be closing at 3:00 on Friday afternoons.

Office hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 to 5:00
Friday 8:00 to 3:00

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

CalWORKs June Hourly Activity Reports Due 7/7

Here are links to the June and July forms. You can also pick up copies in our office. 

June 2014 - Print version 
June 2014 - Excel version

July 2014 - Print version 
July 2014 - Excel version

Remember that for every one hour of class you may claim one hour of unsupervised study time. Study time beyond that must be supervised. You can work in the Fast Track office, Library, Computer Technology Center, STEM Center, or Tutorials Center for these hours.

June's report is due on July 7. Turn it in by then and you will be entered into our drawing for a $25 Chevron gift card!

Also, here are blank versions if you need to catch up with previous months.
Blank print versions: English or Spanish
Blank Excel versions: English or Spanish

Drought Relief Rental Assistance Funds

Rental assistance relief funds are available for eligible individuals and families affected by the drought that reside in San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Monterey counties. Persons seeking relief assistance should contact CET centers in Salinas, Soledad and Watsonville for information on the application process and have the following documents when applying for relief:
  • Picture Identification
  • Landlord statement/verification for rental assistance
  • Utility bills statement

CET Watsonville
10 Blanca Lane
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-4551

Click here for flyer with more information.

Veteran Career Expo

Veteran Career Expo on Saturday, 7/19/14, at De Anza College in Cupertino. Click here for more information.

Threshold Enterprises Job Fair

Threshold Enterprises is holding a Job Fair July 18, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

Applications and job descriptions available in advance at:

Friday, June 27, 2014

EOPS & CARE Fall Applications

EOPS is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014.
Click here to apply.

EBT Card Balances and Surcharge-Free Withdrawals

To check your card balance, go to

Click here for a list of where to access surcharge-free ATMs for EBT cards, including a listing of the banks and other places of business that do charge fees.