Job Hunting

Job Services for the Disabled

  • ABILITY Jobs
    A resume bank maintained by the publishers of Ability magazine and dedicated to the employment of people with disabilities. You must have an account to view listings, set up a custom job alert, and post an anonymous resume.
  • JobTIPS
    Using text and video features this website offers tools for job seekers with autism spectrum disorder and other learning disabilities to identify compatible employment opportunities and offers advice on every stage of the employment process.
  • Talent Knows No Limits
    A California public education resource for the promotion of hiring persons with disabilities. Includes sections for job seekers, employers and service providers.
  • Stepping Stones Growth Center
    An East Bay nonprofit which offers adults on-the-job training and supported employment in small business subsidiaries doing contract work for the community. Their "Hire Steps" program is designed for individuals who have no or limited work experience.

Just for Women

  • Women's Initiative
    Assists high-potential low-income women who dream of business ownership through an intensive 20 session program that helps them start or expand their business.
  • Tradeswoman Inc
    Offers advocacy and support for Bay Area women working in nontraditional blue collar jobs. Workshops; networking brunches; career information and job listings.
  • Business and Professional Women (Berkeley Chapter)
    Local chapter of the national and international organization supporting professional women. Members may attend educational activities including leadership training and a young careerists program.

Job Support for Veterans

  • National Resource Directory
    A comprehensive government website for veterans and their employers. In addition to employment information, this site offers a wide range of support services for veterans, including health, education, family support, crisis intervention, and small business opportunities. Searchable by state.
  • Vet Success
    This website from the U. S. Department of Veteran's Affairs offers a huge range of services for the veteran preparing to re-enter the job market.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service
  • The VetSuccess program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

If You're 55 Years and Older...

  • ASSETS Senior Employment Program
    Offers FREE job placement and training services to Alameda County residents who are 55 years and older. Particpants earn minimum wage while getting the training needed for full or part-time jobs outside of the program.
  • Workforce 50
    Formerly Senior Job Bank, this website offers resume and job hunting tips, job listings and timely articles for baby boomers contemplating a second career.

Local, State and Federal Government Jobs

  • City of Berkeley Job opportunities
    Do you dream of working at the Berkeley Public Library? Take the first steps to a job with us or any City of Berkeley Department right here. Review City of Berkeley job listings, apply online, and sign up for electronic notification for future job openings.
  • State of California Jobs
    Search for State jobs by location and keyword, apply online, and view the status of your application on this
  • Alameda County Job Opportunities
    Check current job opportunities and apply online.
  • USAJOBS
    USAJOBS is the federal government's official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information. Find resources for Veterans, Students and the Disabled near the bottom of the homepage.
  • Federal Jobs Digest
    A user-friendly resource for jobs in the federal government. since 1977. Read the online version of the newspaper Federal Jobs Digest by clicking on the "online edition" box at the top of the webpage.

Avoiding Job Scams

Safety tips to know before responding to online job listings.

  • Job-Hunting/Job Scams
    Safety tips from the FTC for job seekers.
  • Job Scams
    From the Sacramento County Public Law Library. Lists specific types of job scams and how to avoid them.
  • Job Scam Video
    A short video from the Federal Trade Commission on how to protect yourself during a job search.
  • Using Craigslist to find a job
    Jobhunt.org's excellent 20 minute guide to using Craigslist to apply for jobs while protecting yourself from scams.

UC Berkeley Jobs

UC Berkeley is the largest employer in the city of Berkeley (21,000 jobs in 2012)!

  • Berkeley Jobs
    Look at job listings, read about benefits and learn more about the campus community.

Jobs in Nonprofits

  • Opportunity Knocks
    A terrific source for jobs in the nonprofit sector on a local or national level. You don't need to log in to access available jobs but setting up a free account allows you to post your resume for employers to find.

Public and Private Sector Job listings

We've selected a few job boards to highlight here, but there are many more. Find a longer list of recommended job boards on the Career One Stop page, an excellent governement resource featured on the first page of this guide. The folks at Career One Stop also maintain a list of hundreds of regional and niche job boards if you really want to expand your search.

  • CalJobs
    The State of California's job bank. Browse job listings and store your resume for online viewing by prospective employers. You need to register to use this service. Some information and features are available in Spanish.
  • Craigslist Bay Area Jobs
    Find job listings for a particular location. Check out the "Avoiding job scams" box (on the right) for a detailed guide to using Craigslist to apply for jobs while protecting your privacy.
  • Indeed.com
    Search millions of job listings by job category or location. Includes information from job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages.
  • JobStar Central Job Star Central is brought to you by your local library and has links to job search engines, employment guides, salary information and more.

Training & Apprenticeships

  • Alliance for California Traditional Arts
    A network of traditional California craftspeople and artists committed to sharing the art, folklore, and culture of California. They offer an intensive one-on-one apprenticeship program-- select the ACTA Programs tab for more information.
  • CalApprenticeship.org
    Nationally recognized education and training program that combines classroom instruction with on-the-job training to create skilled craftsmen. From the California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association.
  • California Department of Industrial Relations
    This Department of Industrial Relations Web site provides information on apprenticeship programs by county and occupation.
  • Job Corps
    A free education and training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor for young people who are at least 16. There are also programs for veterans transitioning from military to civilian work.
  • The Bread Project
    The Bread project offers skill instruction and on the job training to low income job seekers wishing to start a career in the food industry. The 9 week Food Service training in Berkeley focuses on basic culinary, barista, and customer service skills needed for employment in cafes, restaurants, and other retail businesses.