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 small-business counseling and monthly classes on running a business, as well as several online resources.

SCORE Small Business Counseling

Free one-on-one small business counseling with a retired business executive right here at the library.  

This service is offered on Saturdays from 1:30-4:30pm and Tuesdays from 10:30 - 1:30, by appointment only. 

Call us at the Reference Desk (510) 981-6148 to learn more.

Call SCORE at (510) 273-6611 to schedule your one hour appointment.  

Check in for your appointment at the 2nd Floor Reference Desk at our Central Library.

Learn more about SCORE.

Business Seminars

We host monthly seminars with the Alameda County Small Business Development Center  on everything from business plans to financing and management. Check our calendar

Career Exploration

Employment Skill Building

We offer support in your job search.

The Central Library has two beginning computer classes weekly:  Mondays 6:00-7:00p.m. and Thursdays 10:00-11:00a.m. in the 3rd floor Electronic Classroom. No registration necessary.


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

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

This video will show you more!

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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.