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Goodwill operates Community Employment Centers throughout San Diego County that provide free assistance in searching and applying for a job. Whether you want to work in a local grocery store, a boutique, a manufacturing company, a high tech firm, as a day laborer, or in a variety of other jobs, we can help!

All services provided through our Employment Centers are FREE OF CHARGE! All we ask is that you are 18 years of age or older, legally able to work in the United States, and are serious about finding a job. At Goodwill’s Community Employment Centers, we work so you can!

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JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE

Our Employment Centers are equipped with computers, phones, and job lead boards that can help you find and apply to jobs you are interested in. Employment Center job coaches are also available to assist you through the entire job search process.

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RÉSUMÉ & COVER LETTER PREPARATION

Our Employment staff provide free assistance in creating or updating your résumé and cover letter. We do our best to help sell your current skill set to your potential employers. Additionally, we have many free resources, handbooks, and guides that help you develop a winning application!

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INTERVIEW & JOB ACQUISITION SKILLS

We provide tips on how to dress for success and interview preparation classes that can significantly help you improve your chances at landing the job.

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FIND A COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT CENTER

Goodwill operates 4 Community Employment Centers throughout San Diego County. Stop by today to begin your search for a new career!

FREE WORKSHOPS

Improve your skills for the workplace! Attend these FREE workshops at any Goodwill Community Employment Center.

ACE THE INTERVIEW

Mondays at 10 am

Prepare for any hiring event or interview through mock interviews and tips on how to dress for success.  Show up at the hiring event or interview ready to succeed.

KEEP THE JOB

Wednesdays at 10 am

Learn how to communicate effectively in every situation.  Make sure you are delivering the correct information in the right way.  Develop an effective and collaborative communication style.

ONLINE JOB APPLICATIONS

Thursdays at 10 am

Get one-on-one assistance completing a job application online.  Many employers will only meet with you if your application is accurate and complete.

RéSUMé WORKSHOP

Fridays at 10 am

Whether you have a résumé that needs to be updated or you have to build one from scratch, this workshop will help you get the job done.

COMPUTER TRAINING

Weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm

Stop by any Goodwill Community Employment Center for computer training any weekday.  Career Advisors will be ready to help you learn, one-on-one, how to operate a computer.

JOB READINESS PROGRAM

The 2 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
  • Job search like a pro and get noticed

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

*Job Readiness graduates receive a Certificate of Completion and a Recommendation to employers from Goodwill.

Goodwill’s Job Readiness Program is offered at all of our San Diego County Community Employment Centers.