Career Center

Adult Career Services

Greetings Job Seekers!

If you are in search of work, or looking to make a career change, the PIC has the right program to support you in getting the job you want.  Our Adult Career Services Department operates the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program serving adults and dislocated workers as defined by the eligibility criteria under the WIA federal guidelines. The services provided under the WIA program include the following:

  • Job search preparedness workshops
  • On-the-job training reimbursements
  • On-site recruitments
  • Mock interviews
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Career guidance
  • Job referrals
  • Training subsidies
  • Skills assessment
  • Supportive services
  • Job search tools/resources
  • Resume review

Enrolled candidates are assessed appropriately regarding their skill set and experience to determine most viable training choices for them that will significantly enhance their marketability in the workforce. If training is not necessary, then job search support and one-on-one coaching is continuously provided based on the client’s need.

The Career Center is your One Stop Shop!

The downtown Oakland Comprehensive Career Center is designed to connect you to the resources needed to identify and secure employment.  All you need to do is to attend an orientation and complete an application to obtain an EASTBAY Works card that will give you FREE access to our employment service center and to similar centers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Career Center Resources include:

  • Basic Computer Skills Classes
  • Career Counselors
  • Over 18 computers with Internet access
  • Employer telephones and fax and copy machines
  • Resource library
  • Tools to assess interests, job skills and values
  • Listings of local, regional and national job opportunities
  • 48-hour “resume critique” service
  • On-site employer events, including job fairs, recruiting, testing and interviews
  • Information on Bay Area training, education and support services

We also offer FREE workshops on many, many topics, including:

  • How to enhance your marketability
  • Managing career and life transitions
  • Exploring and accessing the job market
  • Career decision-making
  • Developing your resume/cover letter
  • Interview preparation and practice
  • Using the Internet as a job search tool
  • How to keep a job
  • Coaching for job retention and career advancement

Click here to view our other Oakland Career Center locations.