Day Worker Center of Santa Cruz County (DWC)

The Day Worker Center of Santa Cruz County (DWC) is the newest addition to the CAB family of programs. The CAB Board of Directors approved the Day Labor Worker Center as a formal CAB Program at the June 2011 Board Meeting. The Center is now open as of April 2013.

Please visit the Day Worker Center of Santa Cruz County website for additional information.

 

(Left) Day Workers investigating to find the best site for the Day Worker Center. March 2010. (Right) Day Worker Committee reps at a worker’s solidarity rally on the front steps of the County building in Santa Cruz. April 2011.

Purpose

The mission of the Day Worker Center is to assist day laborers in Santa Cruz County to secure safe employment, develop job skills, improve wages, and become more fully engaged members of our community. The Center facilitates the employment of day laborers in a safe hiring hall space and through an organized and dignified process. The program incorporates a high level of participation from a workers council to run the Center and is also supported by a social service component. The Center serves workers throughout the County.

Day Worker Center sign

(Left) Day laborers in front of the Santa Cruz County building celebrating the Planning Commission's decision to uphold the approval of our Use Permit. July 25, 2012. (Right) Day Worker Committee reps at a worker’s solidarity rally. April 2011

Contact Information

Mireya Gomez-Contreras

Program Director

2261 7th Avenue

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

831-475-9675 (WORK)

Website: www.DayWorkerCenterSC.org

E-mail: Mireya@cabinc.org