Ask The Career Advisor

About The Career Center


Are you searching for a career-in a job or two that is not providing you with the fulfillment, pride and finances necessary to keep you motivated? The East Palo Alto Career Center is here to provide East Palo Alto residents with the necessary support, programs and services to help you find your career pathway with more stability and opportunities for advancement.

The East Palo Alto Career Center specializes in helping residents who:
• are looking for work for the first time in months or years
• have been out of work for more than 6 months
• have a series of low-wage jobs and would like to find a career pathway with opportunities for advancement

The Career Center works with residents to help them execute their job search strategy in today job market (e.g. networking, elevator pitch, using LinkedIn and other social media tool to find employment); build the skills necessary to be a competitive employment candidate in their desired career pathway (e.g. interviewing skills, effective communication, workplace success). We partner with a network of regional programs and organizations, so if we do not have the expertise in-house, we will connect you with one of partner who does.

Our Mission

The East Palo Alto Career Center is a community resource that creates pathways to economic empowerment for East Palo Alto residents. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening the East Palo Alto Community.

Vision

The East Palo Alto Career Center will provide residents with programs, services and job referral support to help them choose, get and keep a living wage job. We assess, support and connect residents with employers through career partnerships.

The East Palo Alto Career Center helps career seekers reach their full potential through one-on-one counseling sessions, work readiness workshops, and career development resources.

Values

The East Palo Alto Career Center treats everyone with respect and provides outstanding customer services to individuals and local employers.

We believe in the potential of every human being and Inspire our community to grow and reach their full potential.

We value career advancing partnerships and will build a network of Bay Area employers who will grow to depend on the Career Center for their hiring needs.

Here are a few ways to get started:

Are you actively searching for employment; but feel that you need to brush up on the skills required to secure employment in today's job market? Visit our Services and Workshops overview to sign up for specialized workshops; or, should you desire an individual 1 on 1 session with an employment specialist, you can drop by our office or schedule an appointment online.

If you are currently in an employment position(s) and would like to move into another industry or if you have been out of the workforce for a considerable period of time and would like to explore other career pathways, you can schedule a Career Advising session to explore options. Sessions are scheduled in 30 minute segments.

Want to review a list of open employment positions in the Bay Area, visit our Job Portal to search and apply.