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Community Job Search & Career Centers

Braille Institute
741 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 663-1111
Nonprofit organization serving the legally blind, including over 200 classes in independent living skills; learning center for job seekers, job search classes, adaptive equipment, placement.
COST: Free to legally blind clients.
Burbank's Workforce Connection
301 E. Olive Ave., #101
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 238-JOBS
Offers Internet access to available employment web sites, word processing, professional development workshops, a career resource library, telephones, faxing and photocopying for job search-related activities.
COST: Free to all.
Career Center
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St., Ste. 105
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-2878
One of the most extensive career resources in Southern California offering career advising and counseling, workshops, career resources library, job listings, career fairs, employer information and a valuable World Wide Web site.
COST: Free for CSUN students; fees for alumni; one day courtesy passes available for public.
Chinatown Service Center
767 N. Hill St., Ste. 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 808-1700
Non-profit organization's programs include employment training, basic skills remediation, job placement, career planning & referrals to vocational training centers.
Serves Asian and other immigrants, refugees and other Americans in the greater LA area. Multicultural, multi-lingual staff speak Chinese dialects, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Spanish and English. Call for additional Monterey Park location.
COST: Free.
Forty Plus of Southern California
3350 Wilshire Blvd, #480
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 388-2301
Non-profit, cooperative membership organization open to executives, managers & professionals seeking new employment or a career change. Offers job search preparation, interviewing assistance, computer training, unadvertised job market. Free orientations.
COST: Membership fee.
Goodwill Industries of the Inland County Career Center
342 San Fernando Rd.
Los Angeles CA 90031
(323) 539-2000
Nonprofit serving people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities and vocational disadvantages through education, vocational training, supported employment & job placement opportunities.
Vocational counseling, testing, evaluation and additional social services are provided. Additional location in Victorville.
COST: Free if eligible.
Harbor Career Center
Win One-Stop Career Centers
1851 N. Gaffey St., Ste. F
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 732-5700
Job search workshops, job postings, community and educational resource information, job search assistance.
COST: Free; some services require eligibility.
Jewish Vocational Services
6505 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 200
Los Angeles, 90048
(323) 761-8888
Non-profit, nonsectarian service organization providing a full range of skills assessment, training, job search & consulting services to job seekers & employers throughout L.A.
Special services for immigrants, disabled, students, downsized workers, outplacement professionals, career changers. Entertainment Networking Group for persons either in or seeking to enter the entertainment industry. Must be LA resident, 18 or older.
COST: Sliding fee available.
LA County WorkSource Centers
(888) 226-6300
50 WorkSource centers in LA County offer comprehensive employment and hiring services to workers, employers, and job seekers at no charge.
COST: Free.
LA Works
5200 Irwindale, Ave., Ste.130
Irwindale, CA 91706
(626) 960-3964
LA Works provides a comprehensive system of training, placement and career planning for job seekers throughoutSouthern California.
COST: Free; some services require eligibility.
Los Angeles County Regional Occupational Programs
9300 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 922-6850
A collaborative project of the Los Angeles County Office of Education and 22 member school districts to deliver quality career preparation. Students learn entry-level skills in a wide variety of occupational fields including animal care, banking, nursing, food service, retail sales and electronics. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.
COST: Free to high school students; free to adults at this location only.
Los Angeles Headquarters
Goodwill Industries of Southern California
342 San Fernando Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 539-2000
Nonprofit serving people with physical mental and emotional disabilities and vocational disadvantages through education, vocational training and job placement opportunities. For residents of L.A., Santa Barbara & Ventura counties.
COST: Free.
Los Angeles Urban League
5414 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 292-8111
Employment services focused on African Americans & other minorities, but open to anyone age 15 years or older. Assists Job-ready applicants and employers through counseling, workshops and a job bank.
Offers pre-employment preparation, job development, on-the job training and placement in computers, automotive, electronics and other trades. Call for additional Pasadena and Pomona locations.
COST: Free.
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
401 N. Garfield Ave.
Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 890-9600
Non-profit agency providing employment placement in positions from entry-level to technical for anyone not qualifying for government-funded programs.
Services include job listings, computer training, on-the job training with partial reimbursement to employers; work experience for preschool teacher's aides, basic skills training in reading and math, limited paid internships for youths 18-21.
COST: Free to eligible applicants.
Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)
1055 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1475
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 353-3982
Community-based agency offering youth & adult job training and transitional workshops, job preparation, referral and placement to low income individuals age 22 and older.
Training & technical assistance for low-income entrepreneurs, educational/leadership development for high school dropouts and at-risk youth.
COST: Free.
Senior Training Program
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation Senior Training Program
972 South Goodrich Blvd.
City of Commerce, CA 90022
(323) 313-1605
From learning skills for part-time work to receiving information on immigration or legal matters to receiving free minor home repairs, MAOF's comprehensive services for Seniors are available without charge to all who qualify.
COST: Free if eligible.
Southeast L.A. County Workforce Investment Board
10900 E. 183rd St., Ste. 392
Cerritos, CA 90703
(800) 481-6555
One-Stop employment and training programs & services for laid-off workers, the unemployed and low-income. Special services for youth seeking G.E.D. and older workers (over 55.) Career Center offers resources, workshops.
If eligible, may qualify for individual or in-depth training programs.
COST: Free. Some services only for eligible clients.
Southern California Indian Center
3440 Wilshire Blvd. #904
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 387-5772
Non-profit organization serving the American Indian community. Provides employment assistance and vocational training to American Indians, native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians who are unemployed, underemployed or economically disadvantaged.
Services include annual job fair, training, resume & job application preparation, job search techniques, job listings and referrals and educational workshops for parents. Call for additional locations.
COST: Free to eligible applicants.
Torrance Career Center
Win One-Stop Career Centers
1220 Engracia Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 782-2101
Job search workshops, job postings, community and educational resource information, job search assistance.
COST: Free; some services require eligibility.
Verdugo Jobs Center
1255 S. Central Ave
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 409-0476
Full service one-stop jobs and career center providing services to employers and job seekers.
Services include internet access to jobs postings boards and resources; workshops; resume, interview & job seeking guidance and assistance; educational & occupational training assistance & guidance. Satellite offices in Burbank, Glendale, La Canada-Flintridge.
COST: Free; some services require eligibility.
Women at Work
3871 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 796-6870
A nonprofit, drop-in Career and job resource center serving unemployed and underemployed women (and men) in the greater L. A. area seeking jobs or changing careers.
Services include job listings, job market information, career library, career workshops, career counseling, occupational testing, special employment programs, job search support groups, computer classes, self-serve computer lab.
COST: Fees vary.

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