Jobs & Small Business

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Florist and Greenhouse Addison at (now)Shattuck c1890

If you are looking for a job, we have a several resources for you. Check our calendar regularly for drop in Job Counseling and Resume Writing workshops or try our online resources (below), including JobScout to find a job or Learn A Test to prepare for one.

If you are thinking of a small business, we offer access to several online resources.

Career Exploration

Business Legal Assistance

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Free one-on-one advising and free seminars and trainings for small and medium-size businesses: business plans, marketing, sales, taxes, accounting, loans, technology, etc, to improve opportunities for small businesses throughout Alameda County.

Includes license and permit information.

Data Axle Reference Solutions

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) provides basic information on more than 24 million businesses and more than 262 million consumers in the US and Canada.

  • Search for jobs, location, and industry
  • Find new business opportunities
  • Research executives & companies worldwide
  • Track down addresses and phone numbers
  • Locate out-of-town companies
  • Profile a neighborhood, city or state

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Access free legal information including:

Accident Claims


Buying a House


Getting a Green Card

Human Resources

Living Trusts


Personal Injury

Rental Agreements

Selling a House


Includes access to many full-text Nolo books!

Also, download and print free Federal and State legal forms.

EBSCO Learning Express

Achieve your goals in school, at work and in life

Whether you’re looking to improve your core skills, prepare for college admissions tests, obtain your high school equivalency or join the workforce, LearningExpress Library Complete ― a powerful e-learning platform from EBSCO LearningExpress ― has everything you need. LearningExpress Library contains a collection of practice tests, quizzes, tutorials, microlessons, e-books, articles and flashcards to help you achieve your goals.

Using LearningExpress Library Complete, you can:

• Prepare for the ACT, SAT and AP college admissions exams
• Build skills in math, reading, writing, social studies, science and technology
• Explore potential careers (including military service), build workplace skills, and prepare for the WorkKeys Assessments, the ASVAB and career licensure exams
• Prepare for ACCUPLACER college placement tests and CLEP exams
• Study for graduate school admissions exams (DAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT and PCAT)
• Learn the basics of using a computer, navigating the internet, and using popular Microsoft Office software programs
• Study for the GED (Resources also available in Spanish)
• Prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam (Resources also available in Spanish)

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Coursera: helps you build the skills you need for in-demand jobs.

Provides access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications led by top businesses, universities, and organizations.

Use this link to register if you have not created a Coursera account yet.

Gale Presents Udemy

Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and personal interests. Connect to 3500+ on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors. Courses cover the freshest and most relevant content on leadership and management, coding, design, marketing, IT operations, data science, project management, human resources, sales, accounting and finance, and productivity.