Community Employment Centers

Our Community Employment Center job services are available in-person and online . Job seekers can meet with our Career Advisors in-person or virtually, one-on-one, in English or Spanish, by scheduling an appointment to receive help with your job search, online job application, résumé, and interview preparation.  Job seekers can also enroll in free, online, soft skill workshops in English or in Spanish. Our workshops include: Job Application, Résumé Builder, Ace the Interview, Workplace Communication and Conflict Resolution, Our Career Advisors will walk you through all of 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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JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE

Our Community Employment Centers are available for in-person or online appointments with a Career Advisor. Our Center workstations are available to those without internet access. The Centers are equipped with computers, phones, and job lead boards to 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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FREE WORKSHOPS

Improve your skills for the workplace! Attend our FREE online workshops in a virtual classroom.  Soft skill workshops include: Job Application, Résumé Builder, Ace the Interview, Workplace Communication, and Conflict Resolution. 

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JOB READINESS PROGRAM

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 of our San Diego County Community Employment Centers.

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Indeed essentials to work - FREE COMPUTERS AND LYFT RIDES

We have partnered with Indeed to bring job seekers the Essentials to Work Program. When we work with job seekers to connect them to good jobs, we see the barriers they face. We understand talent is universal. Opportunity is not. We want to help qualified job seekers by providing critical resources to overcome technological and transportation barriers.
Our Community Employment Centers provide:
  • Free Computers
  • Free hotspots/internet services for up to one year.
  • Free Lyft car ride vouchers to attend job interviews, training, or hiring events.
Goodwill San Diego wants to take down barriers and connect job seekers to a future of self-sufficiency, productivity and happiness.
Meet with a Goodwill Career Advisor in-person or online, in English or Spanish, to find out if you qualify for a free computer, hotspot or ride voucher.
Call or visit to make an appointment today! Community Employment Centers
*Must qualify to receive free products. In partnership with Indeed, PCs for People, and Lyft.
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FIND A COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT CENTER

Goodwill operates five Community Employment Centers throughout San Diego County.  Make an appointment or stop by to begin your search for a new career!

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PAID TRAINING PROGRAM

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 and Donations.