Employment Resources

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Employment tools and online resources to help job seekers and employers navigate the state’s workforce services. You can search for jobs, create résumés, find qualified candidates, and more.

California Employment Development Department

Resources for job seekers to find job services and training. File a claim for unemployment, disability, or paid family leave benefits. Help for employers to manage your tax account and find important resources to succeed.

East Bay Works

Network of job centers, economic developers, support service providers, and educational entities, to provide benefits and services to employers, job seekers, and youth, aged 16-24. Local office: College of Alameda Career Center555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy, Alameda, CA 94501, Phone: (510) 748-2208 

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Labor and workforce support for businesses and employees. Serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development and business assistance efforts. No cost consultation for incentive identification, site selection, regulatory or permitting compliance assistance, foreign direct investment, and export assistance.

Legal Aid at Work

Legal resources for workers and employees providing know-your-rights trainings and other online resources, as well as individualized legal advice and help.

Northstar Digital Literacy (Available until September 30, 2024)

The Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment, offered through the Alameda Free Library, is aimed at helping adults acquire the skills they need in today’s workplace. The free set of assessments includes self-guided modules: Essential Computer Skills (Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows, Mac OS), Essential Software Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Using Technology in Daily Life (Social Media, Information Literacy, and Creative Job Search). Closed-captioning is available and screen readers are supported. 
This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Resources available through September 2024.


Tutor.com provides learners with no-cost, personalized online tutoring in English and Spanish. It also offers drop-off review services for writing, math, and cover letters/resumes. It helps learners of all ages and stages—from kindergarten through college, graduate school, continuing education, and career. Live one-to-one help is available every day from 1:00pm to 10:00pm PST.