Meet member Jill Hill, furthering her education and her career in Local 1000’s new Financial Services Apprenticeship


Upward mobility is a union value, and Local 1000 continues to create new and innovative apprenticeship program opportunities for the state employees we represent.

Local 1000 recently launched yet another breakthrough for the professional development of our members—the first public sector financial services (FS) apprenticeship program with concentrations in auditing and accounting.

This program creates a sustainable financial services professional pathway that provides upward mobility opportunities in occupations that have significant shortages and are projected to grow exponentially in coming years.

Jill R. Hill is a current participant in Local 1000’s Financial Services Apprenticeship. Her state background is with EDD in Southern California and in the Central Valley, where she’s worked as an Employment Program Representative in the Paid Family Leave program and in the Disability Branch.

The apprenticeship program entails a great deal of commitment on her part, as she actively works to advance her career as an apprentice within the Tax Branch division while simultaneously furthering her education through American River College and via on-the-job training. Her ultimate goal is to land a permanent position as a Tax Compliance Representative in Sacramento

Then again, hard work is nothing new to Jill, as she has served the public and provided great customer service throughout her nearly 20 years with the state. She’s also a lifelong learner, with a B. A. in Liberal Studies and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Plus, she’s a licensed cosmetologist.

Local 1000 apprenticeships couple on-the-job training with related study and instruction in order to increase workers’ skills and allow them to be more competitive in the job market. At the same time, workers continue to receive their full income, avoiding financial barriers that otherwise would prevent them from attaining advanced education and acquiring new skills.

For more information or to learn how to apply for a Local 1000 apprenticeship yourself, visit