Resources for Employers


Are you having trouble finding quality employees?  Below is a partial list of local resources that can help businesses recruit, hire, and train employees. For more information or customized assistance with your hiring plans, contact the City's Economic Development Division at 510-747-6890 or

Annual Autumn Job Fair

Stay tuned for our next job fair, which will be open to a wide range of businesses, from retail and restaurants to technology-based companies. Contact Eric Fonstein at for more information.

College of Alameda's One Stop Career Center

The Alameda One Stop Career Center, located at Alameda Community College, can help local businesses with training, prescreening and interviewing of applicants, and with referrals of only pre-qualified candidates. Businesses are able to access a variety of services, at no charge, specifically designed to increase their competitiveness and to grow their bottom line. 

Alameda County Workforce Development Board

Through the  Alameda County Workforce Development Board (ACWDB), businesses can connect with talented job seekers, receive no-cost training to increase worker productivity, and receive resources to avert layoffs.  ACWDB offers:

  • On-the-job training for employees
  • Customized training 
  • Manufacturing cost reduction and training programs
  • Employer-created curriculum at local colleges

State of California Programs

The State of California's CalJOBS offers employers recruitment and labor market services.  

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding for vocational training, where businesses determine their own training needs and how to provide the training.  

The Employment Development Department (EDD) provides tax incentives and credits for hiring from certain targeted groups or making businesses accessible to persons with disabilities.