Community Employment Centers

Our Community Employment Center job services are completely free and available in person and online. Job seekers can meet with our Career Advisors one-on-one, in English or Spanish, by scheduling an appointment to receive help with your job application, résumé, and interview preparation. Job seekers can also enroll in free soft skill workshops, they are available in English or Spanish. Our workshops include: Job Application, Résumé Builder, Ace the Interview, Workplace Communication, Conflict Resolution Exceptional Customer Service and Financial Literacy. Our Career Advisors will walk you through all the steps to make it easy for you to participate. We are here to serve you and make sure you are ready to take the next step in your career. Whether you want to work in a local grocery store, a manufacturing company, a high tech firm, or a variety of other jobs, we can help. Our Community Employment Center workstations are available, by appointment, to job seekers who do not have internet access. All services provided through our Community Employment Centers are FREE OF CHARGE! All we ask is that you are 16 years of age or older and serious about finding a job. Making Good Happen is our goal!

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Our Community Employment Centers are equipped with computers, phones, and job lead boards that can help you find and apply to jobs that interest you. Community Employment Center Career Advisors are also available to assist you one on-one through the entire job search process. 

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Improve your skills for the workplace! Attend our FREE online workshops at a Community Employment Center or online.  Soft skill workshops include: Job Application, Résumé Builder, Ace the Interview, Workplace Communication, Conflict Resolution, Exceptional Customer Service, and Financial Literacy. 

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The two week Job Readiness Program* will teach you how to:

  • Create a winning résumé
  • Communicate effectively
  • Interview with confidence
  • Follow up with employers after an interview or hiring event
  • Find the right job for you

Completion of Goodwill’s Job Readiness Program demonstrates to potential employers your commitment to possess the following soft skills: Reliability, Commitment, Initiative.

*Job Readiness graduates receive a Goodwill Certificate of Completion. Goodwill’s Job Readiness Program is offered at all San Diego County Community Employment Centers.

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Goodwill operates five Community Employment Centers throughout San Diego County, they are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, except our Chula Vista East location – it is open from 10 am to 4 pm.


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Our Paid Training Program is designed to train and prepare you for the workforce. It is a three month, structured, hands-on training program in Retail, eCommerce, Donations, and Transportation.