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Online Employment Resources

Santa Monica's Economic Recovery Task Force has compiled these local training and searching services for job seekers.


Employment Resources Webinars in English & Spanish

City of Santa Monica presents Ready to Work Webinar connecting job seekers with employment service agencies

Ready to Work Webinar 9/23 (English)

Connect with agencies that can prepare you to land that next job! 

  • When: Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Where: Over Zoom: https://bit.ly/2Zimy4y Meeting ID: 943 2781 5612 Passcode: hLW73C  
  • RSVP: Facebook
  • Activities:
    • Meet with local community and educational partners: Chrysalis, Hospitality Training Academy, JVS WorkSource, Santa Monica College, Noncredit Initiatives SMMUSD Adult Education Center, Santa Monica Public Library, SMPL Career Online High School
    • Breakouts:  participants will meet with individual agencies in a breakout room to sign up for their programs or schedule follow up appointments. 
  • Host: City of Santa Monica and Community Corporation of Santa Monica.
  • Contact: Virginia Avenue Park at 310-458-8688 or vap@smgov.net

Listo Para Trabajar Seminario web de recursos de empleo 9/30 (Español)

¡Conéctese con agencias que pueden prepararlo para conseguir su próximo trabajo!

  • Fecha: Miércoles 30 de septiembre (español) 2:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Dónde: Zoom https://bit.ly/3m2Cvpd; ID de Reunión: 938 7730 1627; Clave: r5bAVd
  • Ocupaciones:
    • Reúnase con la comunidad local y los socios educativos: Chrysalis, Hospitality Training Academy, JVS WorkSource, Santa Monica College, Noncredit Initiatives SMMUSD Adult Education Center, Santa Monica Public Library, SMPL Career Online High School
    • Después de las presentaciones del panel, los participantes pueden reunirse con agencias individuales en una sala con el grupo para inscribirse en sus programas o para una hacer cita.
  • Anfitrión: Community Corporation of Santa Monica y Ciudad de santa monica. 
  • Contacto: Virginia Avenue Park al 310-458-8688 o vap@smgov.net


Employment Preparation, Job Search, and Job Retention

Chrysalis

An evolving job-readiness program with individualized case management. Provide access to an array of supportive services, including transitional employment opportunities. Chrysalis helps clients overcome barriers to reconnecting to the workforce.

Chrysalis

JVS WorkSource

Employment and training services funded under the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant.  Attend Orientation Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Call to make an appointment.

Santa Monica Public Library

Santa Monica Public Library has compiled a list of online employment resources. 


Career Training Classes/Programs

Santa Monica College (SMC) Noncredit Initiatives

SMC offers free classes with no prerequisites on a variety of subjects including English as a Second Language (ESL), Computer Basics, Introduction to Early Care and Child Education, Rehabilitation Therapy Aide, Working with Older Adults, Customer Service, Sustainability Assistant, Business Essentials, Level 1, Sustainability Services Technician, Sustainability in Organics Aide.  Jumpstart your career and develop new skills. Explore a new path today! 

Hospitality Training Academy (HTA)

The Hospitality Training Academy (HTA), provides training for low-income and underserved populations to obtain employment in the hospitality and food service industry and to move up the career ladder to the middle class. HTA trainings, which include customer service, Vocational ESL classes, skills upgrades and vocational training, as well as resume assistance, and mock interviewing, offer participants the tools they will need to succeed and to pipeline into a union, hospitality job with good wages and benefits. 

JVS WorkSource

JVS Works Programs offers an array of retraining programs including:

  • Health Works – Certified Nursing Assistant training
  • Apartment Works – training in property maintenance
  • Bank Works – training in entry level Banking Career and
  • Career Works Medical – training in Career Medical Specialist)
  • Apply: jvs-socal.org and click on Career Development, JVS Works: Free Career Training.


Literacy including Tech Training

Santa Monica College (SMC) Noncredit Initiatives

SMC offers free classes with no prerequisites on a variety of subjects including English as a Second Language (ESL), Computer Basics, Introduction to Early Care and Child Education, Rehabilitation Therapy Aide, Working with Older Adults, Customer Service, Sustainability Assistant, Business Essentials, Level 1, Sustainability Services Technician, Sustainability in Organics Aide.  Jumpstart your career and develop new skills. Explore a new path today! 

Santa Monica Public Library

Santa Monica Public Library, with the support of the California State Library, offers scholarships to Career Online High School. Students earn an accredited high school diploma plus a career certificate in one of the following fields: Certified Protection Officer; Child Care and Education; Commercial Driving; Food and Hospitality; General Career Preparation; Home Care Professional; Homeland Security; Hospitality and Leisure; Office Management; or Retail Customer Service.

JVS WorkSource

Employment and training services funded under the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant.  Attend Orientation Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. Call to make an appointment.

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Adult Education Center

The Adult Education Center offers free English as a Second Language, Citizenship, Adult Basic Education (English and math) and Adult Secondary Education (diploma, GED/HiSET test preparation) classes for adults.  Dedicated teachers provide educational programs in individual and group settings online.


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