Programs that provide employment opportunities for people who are searching for jobs; assist people who are able and willing to work by helping them prepare for, find, secure and retain suitable employment; provide work site evaluation and/or modification support; and/or seek to develop employment opportunities in various fields for people who need a position.

VetJobs - VetJobs provides the tools necessary to make job searching easy for veterans, transitioning military personnel and their family members. Also serves the needs of veterans and the employer seeking qualified candidates to fill positions in the workforce. Benefits for candidates include an employments assistance section where candidates will learn how to organize a job search, write a resume, interview, and identify employers. Also provides a monthly newsletter for veterans that has vital information about the employment market. Benefits for employers include a flat-fee structure where employer members get predictable annual expenses, no matter how many candidates they hire using the site, or how many recruiters use the site or company locations. Benefits include: Unlimited job postings with unlimited refreshing and editing of jobs, Unlimited number of HR/recruiters (seats) within a company, Unlimited access to the resume database, search engine, job metric system that provides week-to-date, month-to-date and year-to-date metrics, Free Batch Upload program and FTP server program for large quantities of job postings, and a free resume database.

 

Vocational Rehabilitation, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, San Diego Regional Office - Provides vocational rehabilitation services to veterans. Services include aptitude screening/testing, occupational exploration, and employment counseling. Offers rehabilitation guidance to disabled veterans to ensure completion of employment training objectives. Also offers supportive services, including remedial math and reading classes, tutoring, and financial assistance to obtain tools for work. Referrals for other support services are available as necessary.

 

Wellness and Vocational Enrichment Clinic, United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Mission Valley Office - Offers rehabilitative and wellness services to veterans with a short or long history of unemployment due to a medical condition, mental illness, or substance abuse. Services include: vocational needs assessment; work readiness training in volunteering, workshops, incentive therapy, and compensated work therapy; assistance in job seeking skills; time limited computer basics; direction in pursuing educational goals; and wellness courses such as exercise therapy, health education, stress management and smoking cessation.

One-stop centers that provide an array of employment and training services in a convenient, easily accessible location. Services may include job counseling, testing and assessment; resume preparation assistance, interview training and other prejob guidance services; job matching and referral; unemployment insurance and job registration; labor market and career information; information on financial aid for education and training; and referral for job training, transportation, child care, personal and financial counseling, health care and other human services resources in the community.

Unemployment Insurance, Employment Development Department, State of California, San Diego County - Provides compensation to temporarily unemployed workers who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in applicable legislation. Unemployment claims are taken by telephone, online, mailed or faxed.

Programs that issue or assist people to obtain documentation which officially affirms that they are eligible for paid employment and may be hired into an available position or may work under specified circumstances.

EMPLOYMENT RELATED FINGERPRINTING

Employee Rights Center, Labor's Training and Community Development Alliance - Provides education and client representation to all workers regarding their workplace rights and benefits. Assists with the following: unpaid wage claims, unemployment insurance, state disability insurance, referrals for worker's compensation, unfair labor practice and immigration status. Also offers information and referral to other agencies. With disability insurance, assists with the initial application process and/or appeals; cannot access EDD records.

Programs that provide assistance for people who need information, guidance and/or training in specific job-related skills to make appropriate occupational choices and secure and retain positions that effectively utilize their abilities.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

CAREER AWARENESS

CAREER CHANGE COUNSELING

CAREER COUNSELING

JOB RETRAINING

JOB TRAINING EXPENSE ASSISTANCE

PREJOB GUIDANCE

JOB CLUBS

JOB INTERVIEW TRAINING

JOB READINESS

JOB SEARCH TECHNIQUES

RESUME PREPARATION ASSISTANCE

Programs that issue or assist people to obtain documentation which officially affirms that they are eligible for paid employment and may be hired into an available position or may work under specified circumstances.

Employment Services Department, Interfaith Community Services - Offers a computer lab and resource room where clients can have access to computers, fax machines, copier, printer, etc. Offers assistance with job search, resumes, and cover letters. Also offers weekly workshops, court advocacy and job development assistance.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Recently Separated, Dislocated, VEAP - WIA is a vocational training program for unemployed veterans. This program provides training, supportive services, and job placement assistance to help veterans return to the workforce. The Recently Separated program is designed to help veterans who have recently (within the past 12 months) left active duty. Both programs are vocational in nature, and are provided in order to help the veteran return work.

 

JOB INFORMATION

Job Search Services, Stepping Higher, Inc - Provides job opening resources and updated daily and resume assistance.

Training, Employment Development Department, State of California, El Cajon Field Office - Maintains information about and makes referrals to skills training programs offered in San Diego.

Training, Employment Development Department, State of California, Oceanside Field Office - Maintains information about and makes referrals to skills training programs offered in San Diego.

 

JOB BANKS

Cal Jobs, Employment Development Department, State of California - Provides an Internet-based job-opening and resume-listing system for job information and employment opportunities. Serves both employers who want to fill job openings and individuals seeking employment.

VetJobs - VetJobs provides the tools necessary to make job searching easy for veterans, transitioning military personnel and their family members. Also serves the needs of veterans and the employer seeking qualified candidates to fill positions in the workforce. Benefits for candidates include an employments assistance section where candidates will learn how to organize a job search, write a resume, interview, and identify employers. Also provides a monthly newsletter for veterans that has vital information about the employment market. Benefits for employers include a flat-fee structure where employer members get predictable annual expenses, no matter how many candidates they hire using the site, or how many recruiters use the site or company locations. Benefits include: Unlimited job postings with unlimited refreshing and editing of jobs, Unlimited number of HR/recruiters (seats) within a company, Unlimited access to the resume database, search engine, job metric system that provides week-to-date, month-to-date and year-to-date metrics, Free Batch Upload program and FTP server program for large quantities of job postings, and a free resume database.

 

JOB SEARCH/PLACEMENT

Career Services Center, Bayview Hills, Fleet and Family Support Centers - Offers a variety of employment programs as well as information about resume writing and job interview techniques. Provides one-on-one employment assistance for service members transitioning out of the military as well as spouses seeking employment in the local area. Offers specialized workshops, including how to fill out applications for federal employment, scholarship information, and information on educational subsidies for military spouses through Career Advancement Accounts.

Employment Initiative, Student Veterans of America - Program has two main components: a National Employment Partnership Program and a virtual job marketplace. The National Employment Partnership Program matches Student Veterans (SVA’s) vast membership with the expertise of national partners to create professional development and employment opportunities.

 

JOB SEARCH RESOURCE CENTERS

Job Search Services, San Diego Public Library - Selected San Diego Public Library locations -- including the Serra Mesa and North University Community Branch Libraries -- offer ongoing job search support programs. All locations offer free Internet computers and free wifi. The Central Library has computers reserved for job searching. Resources throughout the San Diego Public Library include resume writing, cover letters, interviews, exam and vocational test preparation, career guidance, company information, as well as books on internships, apprenticeships, jobs abroad and more. Patrons are able to research workplace rights, military vocations, types of business (e.g. health care, travel etc) and specific companies. A guide to local resources online is provided on the library website. Some branch libraries offer workshops for job seekers. See the library website calendar for details.

Job Search Services, Stepping Higher, Inc - Provides job opening resources and updated daily and resume assistance. 

Programs that provide job development, job training, job search, job placement, specialized job situations and other supportive services for individuals and groups who are having difficulty finding paid employment. These programs especially target people who have minimal job skills, veterans, older workers, youth, ex-offenders, public assistance recipients, refugees/immigrants, members of minority groups and others who are vocationally disadvantaged. Included are government-subsidized programs and those offered through the private sector.

 

VETERAN EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Recently Separated, Dislocated, VEAP - WIA is a vocational training program for unemployed veterans. This program provides training, supportive services, and job placement assistance to help veterans return to the workforce. The Recently Separated program is designed to help veterans who have recently (within the past 12 months) left active duty. Both programs are vocational in nature, and are provided in order to help the veteran return work.

Programs that enable individuals with disabilities, people who abuse drugs or alcohol, or people who have emotional problems to obtain the training and employment experiences they need to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Services may include vocational evaluation, work adjustment, work experience, training in marketable skills and placement in competitive employment or a sheltered work environment.

 

Vocational Rehabilitation, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, San Diego Regional Office - Provides vocational rehabilitation services to veterans. Services include aptitude screening/testing, occupational exploration, and employment counseling. Offers rehabilitation guidance to disabled veterans to ensure completion of employment training objectives. Also offers supportive services, including remedial math and reading classes, tutoring, and financial assistance to obtain tools for work. Referrals for other support services are available as necessary.

Wellness and Vocational Enrichment Clinic, United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Mission Valley Office - Offers rehabilitative and wellness services to veterans with a short or long history of unemployment due to a medical condition, mental illness, or substance abuse. Services include: vocational needs assessment; work readiness training in volunteering, workshops, incentive therapy, and compensated work therapy; assistance in job seeking skills; time limited computer basics; direction in pursuing educational goals; and wellness courses such as exercise therapy, health education, stress management and smoking cessation.