A PROJECT OF THE County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

San Diego Employment Services

There are many services available in San Diego County to help you find and get a good job. Scroll through this list and visit the web sites or call the phone numbers to learn more.

One-Stop Career Centers

One-Stop Career Centers assist with job searching and employment skills. There are workshops and computer rooms for job hunting. They even have a program targeted at youth to assist them in finding the perfect job. To learn more, visit the San Diego Workforce Partnership's web site at http://www.workforce.org. Below is a list of careers centers throughout San Diego.

The Foster Youth One-Stop/Access Inc.
2612 Daniel Ave.
San Diego, Ca 92111
(858) 543-0774

East County Career Center (ECCC)
924 East Main St.
El Cajon, Ca 92021
(619) 590-3900
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

South Metro Career Center
4389 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, Ca 92114
(619) 266-4200
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

South County Career Center
1111 Bay Blvd., Suite E
Chula Vista, Ca 91911
(619) 424-1112
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Metro Career Center
3910 University Ave.
San Diego, Ca 92105
(619) 516-2200
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

North County Inland Career Center
1935 East Valley Pkwy
Escondido, Ca 92027
(760) 738-0274
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

North County Coastal Career Center
1949 Avenida del Oro, Suite 106
Oceanside, Ca 92056
(760) 631-6150
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

San Diego Workforce Partnership
(619) 266-5731
1551 Fourth Ave.
San Diego, Ca 92101

The San Diego Workforce Partnership offers many services and programs including The Work Readiness Certificate Program and The UPS School-to-Career Partnership program. Call or visit one of the One-Stop Career Centers to get more information. California Conservation Corps (CCC) 1-800-952-5627 San Diego (619) 409-4382 401 W 35th St. Suite A National City, CA 91950 http://www.ccc.ca.gov/A residential work program for young adults who sign on to perform environmental conservation work throughout California for one year. The Corps builds parks and trails, plants trees, restores historical buildings, renovates neighborhood centers and improves wildlife habitats, as well as fighting floods and forest fires. The program is open to California residents 18-23 years old, who are not on parole or probation.

Job Corps
1325 Iris Ave.
Imperial Beach, Ca 91932
www.sandiegojobcorps.org or http://jobcorps.doleta.gov/centers/ca.cfm

Job Corps offers a variety of training programs for both men and women between the ages of 16 and 24. The training that is offered includes accounting, automotive technology, carpentry, computer technology, culinary arts, electrical trades, nursing, secretarial, and many more. Besides receiving vocational training, you may also continue academic studies to get your GED or high school diploma. Job Corps centers are located throughout the Western United States, with some specializing in an area of study.

You will be PAID while you are in the corps, along with receiving room and board and all your medical needs. The benefits you will receive are increased the longer you stay in the program.

Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges Job Placement Center
(619) 644-7917
8800 Grossmont College Dr.
El Cajon, Ca 92020
Job Placement Room 626
Monday & Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Located at Grossmont College, the Job Placement Center provides former and current Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students with employment listings, internship information and on-site recruiters.

High School Career Centers (Contact your high school counselor)

High school career centers provide information on occupations, colleges, vocational schools, scholarships and financial aid, the military, and local part-time job opportunities for students. Most schools offer a variety of tests that measure vocational aptitude and general interests to assist students with relating values and interests to occupational choices.

ROP – Regional Occupational Program
County Administrative Office
(858) 292-3529

ROP provides job training classes in occupational areas such as 3D computer animation, accounting, veterinary sciences, business, computer science, web design, culinary arts, construction, medical assistant, landscape maintenance, child development, graphic communications, commercial photography, automotive technology, and many more.

These classes provide practical experience as well as high school credit. A certificate of completion is provided upon successful completion. Classes are free, usually held at local high schools, and are open to all residents of San Diego who are 16 years of age or older. Over 2000 classes are held at over 108 locations throughout San Diego County.

Youth Empowerment Services (Y.E.S.) Program
(858) 560-0871
2612 Daniel Ave.
San Diego, Ca 92111

The Y.E.S. Program is operated through ACCESS Inc. and offers work readiness activities, job shadowing, mentor, independent living skills, and paid internships to current and former foster youth ages 14-22.

Work Experience

Most high schools offer their students work experience credit – school credit for legitimate employment outside of school. Work experience polices vary by school district. Contact your high school counselor or work experience coordinator to find out what types of job might qualify you for work experience credits in your school district. Sometimes they can even help you locate a job that qualifies.