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Career Development at the Library

In collaboration with San Diego Workforce Partnership, the Library is proud to offer San Diegans one-on-one career support, workshops and career development resources.
 
The Library offers Wi-Fi hotspots and laptops for checkout though our SDAccess4All program, in addtion to computers, printers and internet access onsite.
 
For hours and locations, click here.

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CAreer Pathways

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Live online assistance for job seekers, veterans, and their families including job coaching, resume assistance, writing lab, tutoring and much more.
*Requires a San Diego Public Library Card*
 
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Coursera offers more than 5,000 courses to help you start or advance your career. These courses are taught by instructors from world-class universities and companies. SDPL patrons can sign up for Coursera through the California State Library’s website, and then get direct access to Coursera’s website after registration.
 
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Unlimited access to thousands of online courses in fields like IT, education, business, as well as creative skills. Courses are also available in multiple languages. When using the LinkedIn Learning app, the Library ID to enter is sdpl.

 

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Local Classified Listing

  • U-T Jobs - Career site of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Includes searchable classified ad listings and articles and advice on the local job market.
  • Craigslist.org - Popular local community classifieds.
  • Jobing.com - Jobing.com is an employment site and producer of job fairs. They are partnered with local training and community organizations.

National Job Banks

  • Indeed.com - Specialized and recommended search engine for unified searching across multiple job listing sites.
  • Monster.com - Major job listing and career development site, with local and international operations.
  • CareerBuilder.com - Major job listing service, partnered with hundreds of newspapers, web sites, and employment organizations.

Government Listings

Specialized Sources

Starting Online

Background information on career paths, industry outlook, and companies gives you an advantage. Your local library has many resources on career topics. Many libraries also carry the San Diego Business Journal and the Book of Lists. Both are good sources for leads on companies that are growing in San Diego. Try these sources online:

Directories and How-To

  • Job-Hunt  & Quintessential Careers - Directories to all things job-search. Good for locating specialized resources by industry, profession, or topic.
  • JobHuntersBible.com - Companion site to the classic career guidance book 'What Color is Your Parachute'.

Job Search Support

  • San Diego Workforce Partnership  and San Diego Public Library have a wide range of job search support resources.
  • Goodwill Employment Centers provide free assistance with the job search, application, and interview process. Five locations throughout San Diego County. The main office is at: 3663 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92110; 619-225-2200.
  • 2·1·1 San Diego is an online directory of more than 2,000 agencies in San Diego County providing basic needs, employment support, training, legal, health, and other services. Phone: 211
  • FindLocalHelp part of the Department of Labor's CareerOneStop network, is a directory of local service providers by topic and agency.
 

Employment/Staffing Agencies

  • Day labor agencies contract workers for a single day's labor and some longer placements. Larger local day labor agencies include People Ready and Allied Forces.
  • A comprehensive list of employment agencies can be found through Yellow Page listings or online.

Unemployment and Workplace Rights

  • The California Employment Development Department (EDD) provides unemployment claim filing and job search support. Telephone assistance at 1-800-300-5616. Claims can be filed online, by phone, fax, or mail, but not in person. Partnered offices support job search and provide phones and Internet access for filing, but do not process applications: in San Diego at 4389 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113; 619-266-4200.
  • The California Department of Industrial Relations has additional information on workplace issues.
  • The Legal Aid Society of San Diego offers clinics to assist with applications and hearings for social services.

Job Training

This is a partial listing of San Diego area training opportunities, with an emphasis on no- or low-cost providers. Training providers can also be found through counselors at WorkForce Partnership, numerous online and print promotional materials, and your local library.
A more complete list of training providers can be found through directories at 2·1·1 San Diego and California Employment Development Department (EDD)

 

Central Library

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Career Center

330 Park Blvd., 5th Floor - Room 555 
San DiegoCA 92101

(619) 319-9675

 
The Bank of America Merrill Lynch Career Center offers job search and career development resources to all San Diego County job seekers, regardless of income or background—at no cost.
 

Regular Hours

Monday 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.