Our services for local employers are just as important as those we provide for job seekers.

Supportive Services

The Oakland Career Center offers businesses access to a large, diverse applicant pool, qualified to fill openings across industries, ranging from entry level to professional opportunities. Our no-fee services are individual and customized and clients are assigned to the Business Services team who assess needs and devise a comprehensive strategy.

We will connect you with the right program for your business.  Business Services programs include:

  • On-the-job-training for new hires

  • Access to the CalJOB Database

  • Onsite Recruitments or Job Fairs

  • Tax Credits

  • Enterprise Zone Credits

  • Customized Trainings

Layoff Aversion Services


Our layoff aversion services have provided essential assistance to local employers when downsizing or moving locations, including re-locating support and placement for their affected employees.

Re-Entry Employment Services 

As more of our neighbors return home after a period of incarceration, business leaders and local and state governments across the country have been exploring ways to reduce barriers
to employment. We recognize the need for supportive services for both the re-entry job seeker and the potential employer are a key factor in eliminating barriers to getting and keeping a job and are ready to partner with employers for staff training as well as providing on-the-job support for new hires.


Every day, more corporations move toward more inclusive hiring practices including: Total Wine & More, Starbucks, Home Depot, American Airlines, Koch Industries, and Under Armour, Butterball Farms, and Dave’s Killer Bread. These businesses have confirmed what economic researchers have also found: that hiring from the pool of re-entry job-seekers is good business. Retention rates are higher, turnover is lower and employees are more loyal. To learn more about how hiring formerly incarcerated workers is good for your company, read BACK TO BUSINESS: A report from the Trone Private Sector and Education Advisory Council to the American Civil Liberties Union.


Contact our Business Services/Rapid Response Manager, Cheryl Maier for more information.

Email: Cherylm@oaklandpic.org

Phone: (510) 675-7914