Resources

Business Resourcess

Resources & Funding Assistance

Alameda Job Openings and Trainings

Employment Services & Career Centers

The College of Alameda’s One-Stop Career Center can help job seekers and those looking to make a career change with the following:  

  • Computer access and Internet use for resumes and conducting research
  • Resume assistance 
  • Job leads
  • Resource library
  • Career exploration and labor market data
  • Workshops in resume writing and job search strategies
  • Workshops to improve interview skills and networking
  • Access to hundreds of job announcements in the East Bay
  • Employer hiring events and job fairs

Alameda County Social Services provides public assistance, unemployment benefits, and employment and training programs for low-income adults and pregnant or parenting teens.   

Career Education and Certificate Programs

Peralta Colleges Career Technical Education Programs has certificate programs in 50 career areas with locations throughout Alameda County, including the College of Alameda.

Alameda Adult School helps individuals obtain a high school diploma or learn English as a second language (ESL). 

Other Job Boards and Useful Links

California Business Resources

California Chamber of Commerce – The California Chamber of Commerce is the largest, broad-based business advocate working at the state and federal levels to influence government actions affecting all California businesses. This site links to local chambers of commerce.

California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program – Ten initiatives provide a variety of solutions for business development and workforce training needs to strengthen on-the-job performance and business competitiveness.

California Department of Consumer Affairs — Licensing and Permit Information – Information on types of state licenses required and how to obtain them. DCA licenses in more than 100 business and 200 professional categories, including doctors, dentists, contractors, cosmetologists and automotive repair facilities. It includes 40 regulatory entities that establish minimum qualifications and levels of competency for licensure. They also license, register, or certify practitioners, investigate complaints and discipline violators.

California Department of Finance – This web site provides economic forecasts, county profiles and economic indicators for the state’s fiscal matters.

California Electronic Job Listing Service – This California state service is an Internet system for linking employer job lists and job seeker resumes.

California Employer Advisory Council – The CEAC and local Employer Advisory Councils (EAC) are recognized and accepted by employers and government as the premier information resources for the employer perspective on employment and other workforce development issues.

California Employment Development Department – A direct link to job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, disability insurance, employment and training, labor market information, employment taxes and more.

California Employment Training Panel – ETP is a California State agency that funds training that meets the needs of employers for skilled workers and the need of workers for good, long-term jobs.

California Healthcare Foundation – Everything small business owners and their advisors need to know about offering health insurance. An unbiased resource on cost estimates, tax savings, coverage options, legal rights, and more.

California Labor Market Information – Information by geographical area, subject or industry including occupational and career information, employment by industry, wages, and industrial classifications.

  • Building communities (regions/states/nations) to which residents, visitors, and investors are attracted
  • Promoting those communities
  • Striving to ensure future prosperity via a pro-business climate
  • Representing the unified voice of the employer community
  • Reducing transactional friction through well-functioning networks

Chambers have other features in common. Most are led by private-sector employers, self-funded, organized around boards/committees of volunteers, and are independent. They share a common ambition for sustained prosperity of their community/region, built on thriving employers.

Additional Ideas for Supporting
Small Businesses:

  • Write reviews
  • Refer friends
  • Check-in and take pictures or videos and share them on social media when you’re visiting small businesses
  • Share small business posts on social media
  • Talk about your favorite businesses on social media

Join us and pledge to support local this holiday season. Shopping small can make a big difference.

If you’re a small business and would like more information or branded merchandise, visit the Small Business Season official page.

Additional Ideas for Supporting Small Businesses:​

  • Write reviews
  • Refer friends
  • Check-in and take pictures or videos and share them on social media when you’re visiting small businesses
  • Share small business posts on social media
  • Talk about your favorite businesses on social media

Join us and pledge to support local this holiday season. Shopping small can make a big difference.​

If you’re a small business and would like more information or branded merchandise, visit the Small Business Season official page.

Watch this space for additional ideas throughout the Small Business Season.