Job Start @ the Library


Find a Job

Central Library

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Career Center

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

(619) 231-4289

Career Center Hours of Operation*

Monday:         9:30 a.m. - noon & 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday:         9:30 a.m. - noon & 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday:   9:30 a.m. - noon & 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday:       9:30 a.m. - noon & 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday:             9:30 a.m. - noon & 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Branch Libraries

Branches throughout the City provide computers and wireless Internet access. There are numerous circulating and reference books in libraries to support job seekers, including books on career guidance, job search, internships, apprenticeships, jobs abroad, resumes, interviews, cover letters, exam preparation, workplace rights, and much more.

For Branch Libraries hours and locations, please see our Location Information here.

Workforce Partnership

The San Diego County Career Center Network is a local nonprofit employment support organization with 8 locations throughout San Diego County.

Career Centers in the City of San Diego:

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.
  • Backpage.com - Listings partnered with the San Diego Reader and Job Giant.
  • 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.
  • EmploymentGuide.com - Online version of The Employment Guide classifieds magazine.

Government Listings

Specialized Sources


Research Careers

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.
  • WetFeet - Background on numerous types of jobs, including outlook, descriptions, advice, major firms, and more. Sites also provide quick guides to resumes, cover letters, interviews, and other advice and research.
  • JobHuntersBible.com - Companion site to the classic career guidance book 'What Color is Your Parachute'.

Premium Online Resources

These resources are available to patrons with a valid San Diego Public Library Card:
  • Hoover's Company Capsules & Profiles (ProQuest) Company descriptions, key officers, and news for more than 17,000 public and private enterprises worldwide. 
  • ReferenceUSA (InfoUSA) U.S. business, residential, and healthcare directories. Find businesses by type, size, location and more. 

Assistance & Training

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

  • HireMeNow.com - Staffing agency based online.
  • 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)