Employment Development Department Director Sharon Hilliard announced Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, that she will retire at the end of this year. Hilliard, who has worked in state government for nearly 40 years, has led the department through the coronavirus pandemic, which saw an unprecedented number of people file for unemployment benefits. Employment Development Department Director Sharon Hilliard’s retirement will be effective Dec. 31, according to the Labor and Workforce Development Agency.
“This has been a challenging time for the people of California and Sharon and her team have put in the work during this time of unprecedented demand,” Stated Labor and Workforce Development Agency Secretary Julie Su.
Sharon Hilliard came to our attention when she was EDD Deputy Director under Henning Jr. While she was Deputy Director she was assigned as Liaison to the California IAWP Association. Sharon helped us in our reorganization and rebranding in becoming California Workforce Connection, CWC. We owe her a sense of gratitude for her support and leadership along the way.
I join with all the CWC membership, wishing her a pleasant and enjoyable retirement and realize the fact that she will be missed.
Ray Cabrera, CWC District IV Director