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Community Job Search & Career Centers

Anaheim Career Employment Center
Anaheim Private Industry Council
50 S. Anaheim Blvd., Ste. 300
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-4348
A one-stop center providing a single point of access for job seekers and employers: services include training seminars, career counseling, online resources, occupational skills training and more.
COST: Free if eligible.
Anaheim Job Service
Employment Development Department
2450 E. Lincoln Ave., Ste. 200
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 518-2315
Career counseling, vocational testing, job search skills workshops, computerized job matching and placement. Job club for professionals is called "Experience Unlimited.
COST: Free.
California Elwyn
18325 Mt. Baldy Circle
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 557-6313
Human service organization for Orange County provides employment opportunities for adults with disabilities.
Includes supported, community-based employment opportunities; situational assessment; peer support groups for personal and social adjustment and industrial training.
COST: Free if eligible.
Cambodian Family
1111 E. Wakeham Ave., Ste. E
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 571-1966
Services, employment and educational programs for Southeast Asian refugees adjusting to the U.S. Staff speak Cambodian, Vietnamese and Spanish.
COST: Free.
Central County ROP
Regional Occupational Programs (ROP) of Orange County
250 S. Yorba St.
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-6066
The four Regional Occupational Programs (ROP) in Orange County provide career preparation programs to adults and high school students 16 years and older. Classes are offered in over 80 careers. Some courses include an on-the-job training component. Catering to those looking to change careers, re-enter the job market, explore different careers prior to pursuing a college degree or a job, or looking to advance within their current job. Provides career guidance and job placement assistance.
Occupational courses offered in animal and plant, automotive, banking, building trades, business office and computers, child development, equipment repair, public saftey, retail trades, graphics/communications/drafting, service, manufacturing, and transportation.

COST: Free to high school students; fees for adults.
Forty Plus of Orange County
2040 S. Santa Cruz St., Ste. 245
Orange, CA 92805
(714) 938-0161
Non-profit, cooperative membership organization open to executives, managers and professionals seeking new employment or a career change. Offers job search preparation, interviewing assistance, computer training, unadvertised job market. Free orientations.
COST: Membership fee.
Experience Unlimited
125 Technology Drive, Ste. 200
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 341-8000
Non-profit, cooperative membership organization open to executives, managers and 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 Orange County
410 N. Fairview St.
Santa Ana, CA 92703
(714) 547-6308
Nonprofit serving people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities and vocational disadvantages through education, vocational training and job placement opportunities.
Provides on-the-job training for a variety of occupational skills including: assembly & packaging, computer processing, janitorial services, maintenance, office preparation, retail sales, retail processing, and stock room.
COST: Free if eligible.
Santa Ana W/O/R/K Center (Work, Opportunity, Resources, Knowledge)
Santa Ana Workforce Investment Board
P.O. Box 1988, M73
Santa Ana, CA 92702-1988
(714) 565-2628
One-stop center for adults and youth seeking career focus, education, training, job search and employment as well as providing services to companies for hiring and retraining employees.
Services include job listings, computers, phone banks, career assessment, guidance and workshops.
COST: Free, some programs require eligibility.
Southern California Indian Center
10175 Slater Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 962-6673
Non-profit providing employment assistance and vocational training to American Indians, native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians who are unemployed, underemployed or economically disadvantaged.
Services include yearly job fairs, pre-employment training, resume and job application preparation, job search techniques, job listings and referrals, classroom, on-the-job training and educational workshops for parents. Call for additional locations.
COST: Free to eligible applicants.
Volunteer Center of Greater Orange County
1901 E. 4th St., Ste. 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 953-5757
Services include training seminars, resource library, certificate programs, customized training and job openings in the non-profit sector.
COST: Fees.
Orange County One-Stops
Orange County Workforce Investment Board
See website for locations and phone number.
Offer workshops, self-directed job search resources, accessto re-employment and training programs.
COST: Free, some programs require eligibility.
Women's Opportunities Center
University of California, Irvine
UCI Campus, P.O. Box 6050
Irvine, CA 92616
(949) 824-7128
Outstanding resource providing career, educational and personal guidance in the Orange County region to women and men seeking a new job or career.
Offers career counseling, weekly job search groups, career/education resource library, electronic job search, job listings, career forum series, workshop and seminar discounts, Women in Transition weekly support group.
COST: Membership fee; fees for workshops.
Youth Employment Service
14351 Yale Ave.
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 724-6741
Non-profit clearinghouse for young people ages 14-22 seeking employment and community employers. Services include employment guidance and job referrals. Also assists local employers with employment needs. Call for 3 additional Orange County locations.
COST: Free with residency requirements.

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