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from mayor's newsletter:
The West Oakland Job Resource Center is located on the second floor of the West Oakland Library at 1801 Adeline Street. The Center will serve as the nexus for linking job seekers, employers, and contractors and can be reached via the AC Transit NL and 26 lines. As the project ramps up over the next few years we are trying to make sure that there are Oakland residents who can fill our 50% local hire requirements. We particularly hope to make sure residents are prepared for construction and eventually logistics jobs.
With the Council approval of funding and hiring of new staff, the center has begun a series of orientations.
- Jobs in the construction Industry and how to access those jobs
- Information on the trades, unions and their requirements
- Pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship training opportunities
- Job placement assistance on construction projects in the local area
EMPLOYERS REQUIRE JOB SEEKERS THAT MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
- Can pass a drug test
- Have at least an 8th grade reading and math level (and preferably a GED or High School diploma)
- Have documents proving legal eligibility to work in the United States
- Proof of Oakland residency for 6 months prior to registering with us, and
- Have a valid California Driver License or California ID, and access to reliable transportation
Job seekers can pre-register to attend orientations by calling: 510-419-0509
The Job Resource Center will connect job seekers with job training, education and other support services, refer qualified workers to the Oakland Army Base (OAB) Project and other employers. The Center will also track and support the progress of apprentices becoming journey-level workers, match local residents with operations jobs on the OAB, and recruit existing workers in Oakland on an ongoing priority basis.
At the West Oakland Job Resource Center employers will be able to post job notifications and receive resumes from qualified workers. The Center will be a valuable resource for technical support and assistance in complying with the OAB Cooperation Agreement, which requires quality employment and training for community residents. Contractors will use the Job Resource Center to help them meet local hiring goals, track job assignments, worker hiring and retention.