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Community Corporation of Santa Monica








Visit the website to apply: https://www.communitycorp.org/jobs/

Rakkan Ramen Santa Monica

We are now seeking EXPERIENCED KITCHEN STAFF to join our existing team, with an opportunity to grow within our organization. If you have an eye for detail and an appreciation for the exceptional quality and a level of hospitality we deliver, we'd love to meet you! Competitive Pay + TIP + Employee Discount!

Qualifications for KITCHEN STAFF position:

Must have at least one year experience as a line cook or prep cook in the food service industry, exceptional collaborative skills and team-oriented philosophy, genuine love for food, beverage, and hospitality, open availability for flexible scheduling, desire to contribute and grow with our expanding business, friendly, professional demeanor, the constant drive to learn and improve

Job Duties:

Prepare all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner,

Follow recipes and presentation specifications,

Operate standard kitchen equipment safety and efficiently,

Clean and maintain station in practicing good safety and sanitation,

Assist with the cleaning and organization of kitchen and equipment,

Restock items as needed throughout the shift,

Adhere to all sanitation and food production codes

Send resume to:  info.rakkansm@gmail.com

Jadis/cabinet of curiosities and prop rentals

Seeking a creative individual for part-time work (weekend) as sales associate, to handle e-commerce on Square, is MAC user, manage social media, research values of antique items, light cleaning, and repairs.  Interest in science, engineering, history, film, art preferred.  Second language a plus.  Excellent communication and organizational skills required.  Ability to engage with children. 

Please send cover letter and resume to: jadis1@gmail.com   Please write "part-time position" in subject line.

The Broad Stage

The Broad Stage seeks a creative, talented advancement professional for the role of Membership and Special Events Officer. In this role, you will join a team of energetic, enthusiastic, and smart professionals with a passion for the arts and the donor experience.  Assuming this position, you bring your creativity, organizational skills, event planning, fundraising and electronic media skills as you manage a portfolio of Members, plan and execute Member events and lead the planning and production of the annual gala event. For more job details please visit https://thebroadstage.org/about/employment

Submit a resume and cover letter to employment@thebroadstage.org and put the title of the job (Membership and Special Events Officer) in the subject.

Pacific Pier Optometry

Part- time Office Assistant/ Temporary or Permanent

Pacific Pier Optometry is seeking a Part-Time Office Assistant to join our team! We are looking for a FUN, OUTGOING, RESPONSIBLE person. You will perform clerical and administrative functions in order to drive company success and growth. We are hopeful that you will join for the holiday season but can discuss a long-term position if you are interested!


Draft correspondences and other formal documents, Plan and schedule appointments and events, Greet and assist onsite patients- check in, dispensing materials

Answer inbound telephone calls, Assist and Implement organized filing systems, Perform all other office tasks


Previous experience in office administration or other related fields, Ability to prioritize and multitask, Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong attention to detail, Strong organizational skills, Training on the job will be provided as needed!

Please send resumes to management@wlavisioneering.com

Neighborhood Focus

Montana Avenue Job Openings

Sales Associate
Email resume to hello@goodlies.la

Greens Up - all positions
Call 310 394 1111
Email greensup@hotmail.com

Golden Wellness Rx Pharmacy looking to hire
Pharmacy clerks, pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, pharmacist interns, sales associates.
Please email resumes or inquiries to goldenwellnessrx@yahoo.com

Sprout- Part-Time Sales Associate
1015 Montana Ave
Call or inquire within

BreadBlok - all positions
1511 Montana Ave
Call or inquire within

Balloon Celebrations - 1311 Montana Ave.

Looking to fill multiple positions:
1.     A detail-oriented, artistic, hard-working event team member to help decorate LA's coolest events!!!
2.     Sales team/party angels to help clients in the showroom, ie. retail sales.
3.     Assistant party planners to help with general office concerns, and to learn how to plan our events and balloon bouquets.
4.     Part-time bookkeeper
Send resumes/cover letters to Cyndy at party@ballooncelebrations.com

Flannel - 1409 Montana Ave.

Stylist/Sales Associate

Send resume to kristen@flannel.com.au

Rangoni Shoes 1510 Montana Ave
Sales Associate
Contact rangonishoes7@gmail.com

Moondance Jewelry - 1530 Montana Ave
Sales Associate
Contact sales@moondancejewelry.com

Le Macaron French Pastries - 1301 Montana Ave
Barista, pastry & gelato sales & service
Email lemacaronsantamonica@gmail.com 

STARKx Santa Monica - 1028 Montana Ave.
Sales Associate
Stop by and inquire within

Paper Source - 1412 Montana Ave
Sales Associate
Email 715-manager@papersource.com

Limonaia - 1325 Montana Ave
Sales Associate
Send resume to jessica@shoplimonaia.com

Pink Chicken - 1524 Montana Ave.
Sales Associate
Email stacey@pinkchicken.com

Comfort Inn Santa Monica

Full-Time Hotel Front Desk Agent (1) & Part-Time Night Auditor (1).
Looking for candidates with flexible workday availability for schedule changes. Experience (preferred). Entry-level accepted based on qualification. Pay $17.64 experienced, $14.99 entry-level (160 hrs-evaluation period).
In-person application only at
Comfort Inn
2815 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA  90404

City of Santa Monica

A selection of current job opportunities in the City of Santa Monica:

Administrative Intern (As-Needed)
Community & Cultural Services Leader (As-Needed)
GIS Analyst
Library Services Officer (As-Needed)
Motor Coach Operator Trainee
Traffic Operations Supervisor
Traffic Signal Technician

To apply to these jobs and to see other available positions at the City of Santa Monica visit:  www.smgov.net/jobs

Volvo of Santa Monica


Come to 1631 Santa Monica Blvd to fill out application

Neli’s Cafe & Catering

Cashier/Front of House

Apply in person at 2214 Stoner Ave LA 90064

Santa Monica Family YMCA

1. Lifeguards - part-time hours available

2. Swim Instructors - part-time hours available

3. Member Services Representatives - openings for evenings & weekends

4. After School Program Counselors & Drivers - part-time positions available

5. Child Development Center - Infant Teacher - full-time position with health benefits

6. Administrative Assistant

7. Facility Technician

To view full job announcements and apply, go to:https://secure.yourpayrollhr.com/ta/SMF01.careers?careersSearch

Sing and Speak 4 Kids / iQsonics

PART TIME EDTECH/MHEALTH MARKETING AND SALES, with knowledge of the Early Childhood Development field, specifically special education, who has developed relationships with our target stakeholders -- parents, teachers, clinicians, administrators -- and understands their needs, goals, problems and preferred communication styles. Work can be virtual, 10-20 hrs./week.

Send resume and cover letter to:  david@iqsonics.com For company details:


Cayton Children's Museum

We have two positions open: 1.Play Guides (5 spots open) and 2.Community Programs Manager (1 spot open)

Apply at following links: Play Guide:https://app.trinethire.com/companies/29860-cayton-children-s-museum/jobs/47623-play-guide;

Community Programs Manager:https://app.trinethire.com/companies/29860-cayton-children-s-museum/jobs/49311-community-programs-manager

Les Enfants Inc. Preschool

Infant and Toddler Teachers Needed

Please email your resume with cover letter to lesenfants@earthlink.net

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier is hiring for all positions. Ranging from positions in our Food and Beverage, Retail, Rides and Ticketing and Games Departments.


Bangkok West Thai

We need Thai culinary assistance chef or kitchen helper. Walter, waitress or packer $15/hour plus tips

Call 818-203-9680 Sunee Chung

Sol Agave

Positions Available

Managers, Servers, Bartenders, Host's, Bussers, Cooks, Prep Cooks, Dishwashers

We are hiring all positions for a new exciting restaurant coming to Santa Monica.

Apply at georgev@solagave.com or in person @ 1733 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica 90401


WISE & Healthy Aging

1) Member Services Coordinator - Support Seniors/Older Adults by coordinating service requests, providing actual delivery of services, and administrative support.

2)  Intake Coordinator - This position will receive and process confidential client information from a variety of sources including, over the phone, via fax, email, and in person, for the Los Angeles Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. The Coordinator will enter data from monthly reports.

3)  Activity Leader - To ensure the overall safety, security and well-being of elderly clients of the Adult Day Service Center (ADSC). The Activity Leader/Client Services Coordinator will lead activities that engage and stimulate older adults afflicted with memory loss. This role will also assist clients with activities of daily living, including feeding, showering and basic custodial care.

4)  Care Manager - The Care Management program is currently seeking a motivated, assertive, Care Coordinator to service the Santa Monica Regional office and its surrounding territory. The Coordinator will provide efficient, comprehensive, and effective care management services to senior residents which include a comprehensive assessment of the clients, development of a written care plan with measurable outcomes, arrangement and coordination of services, and client follow-up to monitor the effectiveness of the services arranged and assess the need for additional services.

5)  Advocate / Ombudsman - Our well-established Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, considered a “best practice” program by the California State Ombudsman Office, is searching for motivated, assertive, and energetic individuals to service the territory of a regional office. The Ombudsman Advocate strives to protect the rights and dignity of disabled and senior residents in skilled nursing and residential care facilities throughout the City and County of Los Angeles. This important role ensures a high quality of care and life for individuals residing in these facilities by providing advocacy services on their behalf. Such services involve monitoring visits, identifying and investigating complaints by or on behalf of residents, dissemination of educational information and witnessing of advance health care directives.

Please send your resume to employment@wiseandhealthyaging.org

Santa Monica Music Center

Part-Time Bookkeeper

Looking for an experienced, part-time bookkeeper to maintain our books and come in 2-3 times per week for a couple hours each (8-10 hours per week).

Please email your resume / cover letter to lessons@santamonicamusic.com or call 310-453-1928

Private Family

Long Term Companion Care for 81-year old female in Santa Monica, CA.

·       We are looking for full time companionship, transportation, and active engagement.

·       Hours are M-F 1:00PM - 8:00PM, plus room for growth.

·       Highly competitive pay and good benefits.

·       No agencies please, we would prefer to pay a higher amount to an individual directly.
Please send your resume, references, and tell us why you think you'd be great for the role! Email emilee@diamandis.com for details

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism, Inc.

Chief Marketing Officer

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism is looking for a strategic, creative, and collaborative marketing professional to lead our marketing and communications team. Reporting to the President/CEO, the Chief Marketing Officer will oversee the development, planning and implementation of all marketing and communication initiatives to generate tourism, conference, and leisure business in coordination with SMTT goals and objectives.

For more information, please visit https://www.santamonica.com/about-smtt/careers/

To apply please include the following for your submission to be considered:

1. Cover Letter with salary requirements.

2. Resume.

3. Examples of work (campaigns, creative content, etc.).

Send your application package to https://www.santamonica.com  with the subject line CMO2021.

Angel Flight West

Seeking Mission Operation Coordinators

Angel Flight West is a non-profit organization that arranges free air and ground transportation for patients and other compelling passengers. Transportation is donated by volunteer pilots flying their planes, by commercial airline partners, and by volunteer drivers utilizing their cars. These volunteers and partners cover the cost of flying or driving so that transportation is always free to families and individuals in need.

Mission Operation Coordinators are responsible for the successful day-to-day operations of arranging donated air and ground transportation from our volunteers and commercial airline partners. The ideal candidate is passionate about removing transportation as a barrier to healthcare. They will join a small team of other coordinators and staff who are similarly dedicated to the mission of Angel Flight West. Proactive and can-do attitude a must!  

Requirements:  BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience in social work, non-profit, communications, public health, transportation, or similar field.  Must be available for full-time position starting with hybrid remote/in-person training (due to COVID-19 precautions) and eventual transitioning back to on-site office at Santa Monica, CA.  Knowledge of general aviation helpful but not required.  Spanish fluency helpful but not required.

Salary:  Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. 

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to jobs@angelflightwest.org

Yale Jewelers

Customer Service/Admin. Asst.-for small high end jewelry store, Full-Time, Tues.-Sat., 9:30-5:30. Work with owner/operator daily. Excellent oral communications skills, unquestionable ethics, professional and positive attitude required.  Good computer skills. 

Type appraisals, upload pictures and other admin. duties, as needed. Provide friendly customer service. 

$20 hourly, Discounts on merchandise, lunch provided Friday and Saturday, owner provides training.  

Robin Sommers, PHR, SHRM-CP, HR Consultant accepting resumes via email:  


A cover letter is appreciated.   Selected applicants will be contacted for a preliminary phone interview.  Finalists will meet with the owner.

Creative Steps

Direct Support Coach/1:1 Aide

Creative Steps is an adult community program designed to support adults with a variety of disabilities by providing local community engagement and by offering participation in activities that promote lifelong learning and fulfillment. Many of the adults in our program require direct physical support with daily living activities and personal care tasks, so we are looking for caring and motivated individuals to assist and mentor these adults to their fullest potential as a Coach/1:1 Aide in the home and community.

$16/$17.50 an hour-depends on client/case

29.5hr schedule-Mon-Fri 9:00am-2:55pm

Please use the link below to complete our job application so we can learn more details about your experiences with individuals with disabilities and contact you for a phone call. https://forms.gle/e9CN3nmRcj6Lb9HCA   

 We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Dolcenero Gelato

Cashier/Server/Customer Service

Dolcenero Gelato is hiring! We've part-time positions available.
You will oversee the front of the shop during your shift, which includes opening and closing procedures, scoop gelato, make coffees, handle cash, follow the Health Dept standards, and give excellent customer service all the time.

$15.00/+tips =$25/hour.
Please send your resume to simone@dolcenerogelato.com

Paper Source

Part Time Key Holder (1)
Part Time Customer Service Associate (2)
Seasonal Part Time Customer Service Associate (4)
Part Time Key Holder (2) (Montana Ave Store)
Seasonal Part Time Customer Service Associate (2) (Montana Ave Store)


DPI Specialty Foods

Merchandiser (4 openings)

This opening will service the Santa Monica/South Bay area.

  • "Merchandise” product for display and placement in a way that attracts sales at customer stores and secondary and perimeter locations.  Provide sales support to Sales Associate - Field according to DPI practices.
  • Assist Reset Specialists and Sales Associates -Field to reset merchandise at customer locations to enhance display of product to promote sales.
  • Break down orders in receiving area and move product onto customer shelves or displays. 
  • Maintain quality and quantity of products on shelves by rotating products, checking code dates to ensure freshness and replenish product with back stock. Verify accuracy of load deliveries by visually matching pallet labels with store location per customer and DPI requirements.  Follow store-specific receiving procedures and conduct reconciliation process.
  • Maintain fixture cleanliness to enhance sales.
  • Plan and carry out daily schedules according to assigned customer locations.  Travel throughout assigned territory, manage timelines to ensure completion of assigned customer and DPI requirements, and respond to fluctuations in workload to deliver quality customer service according to DPI standards.
  • Communicate with warehouse personnel and District Manager regarding product discrepancies and/or customer issues.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service at all times when communicating with store management, personnel and the public, adhering to customer policies and procedures in compliance with DPI’s standards.
  • Coordinate and communicate product merchandising needs and customer requirements with Field Sales Associates, Field Sales Support and Reset Specialists.
  • Operate office- and field-based electronic equipment for communications with DPI team members and others; operate cell phone to communicate with customers, supervisors or coworkers and for electronic timekeeping.
  • Operate motor vehicle to travel to and from customer locations throughout assigned territory.
  • Attends training and meetings as required to meet customer and DPI standards.


Hostelling International Santa Monica

Guest Services Agent--4-5 positions available--Part-time and Full-time positions open

Responsible for checking travelers in and out, reconciling cash/cc transactions, assisting with directions, making reservations, responding to emails, making key cards, ensuring guest safety, promoting tourism in SM and LA area, stocking supplies, giving excellent customer service, responding to guest requests, assisting with luggage storage, verifying guests as they enter the building, inform guests of local events/activities


Align Residential

The Lead Ambassador serves as a liaison between and point of contact for current residents, services team members, the management team, and the community. The Lead Ambassador drives the reception food/beverage, resident experience, and short-term rental programming for the property. The cornerstone of this position is an outgoing personality with great visibility, accessibility, and availability to residents and guests. The Lead Resident Ambassador is tasked with creating and maintaining a vibrant community atmosphere, increasing resident satisfaction and retention within the community, delivering the highest of hospitality standards, and increasing our reputation to ensure sustainable growth. If you have a desire to be part of creating something special, we encourage you to apply!

Click the Link for Job Description and Application: https://align-residential.breezy.hr/p/e1926f79d3a3

The Leasing Specialist will be responsible for leasing efforts in a new construction apartment building. The Leasing Specialist is responsible for adhering to the Align Residential standards and will work closely with the General Manager and other staff to accomplish their goals.

Click the Link to Apply: https://align-residential.breezy.hr/p/56af5f24ce3b

Assists in the maintenance and upkeep of the buildings and grounds at a residential property location according to established standards. Prepares rental units for occupancy.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position located on-site in Santa Monica, CA

Click the link to Apply: https://app.breezy.hr/app/c/align-residential/p/2df26b07b03a/pipeline

The Resident Ambassador serves as the liaison between current residents, services team members and the management team to foster a vibrant community atmosphere for prospective residents and the community. The Resident Ambassador resolves residents’ inquiries related to in-property and off-premises attractions, facilities, services, or activities.

Click the link to Apply: https://align-residential.breezy.hr/p/00aea25a3169

Gorman & Miller, a law corporation

We are a Santa Monica boutique law firm seeking an experienced trust and estates attorney to join our firm as Of Counsel. The attorney should have a self-sustaining book of business, meaning sufficient business to support himself or herself. While we do anticipate referring business to the attorney, we cannot guarantee any specific level of referrals. 

Currently, our firm has one trust and estates lawyer who is 90 years old and not taking on new matters. As a result, if the attorney is experienced in handling large estates, we would anticipate that the attorney would not only handle all new trust and estates matters but would take over the existing trust and estates matters when the current trust and estates lawyer retires.

For consideration, please email a cover letter and CV to nherrador@gormamiller.com

Hill & Dale Family Learning Center

Preschool Educator

We are looking for a highly qualified individual with at least 2 years of experience working in a classroom setting with children ages 2-5 and at least 24 units in Early Childhood Education. This a full time, fully benefited position after an initial 60 day training period. 

Please email cover letter, resume and a copy of college transcripts to: agatha@hillndale.org

Beyond O2 Waterhouse

Full/Part-Time Sales Associate - Health Industry

Imagine having a job that you love coming to, working with people that are fun and free, who feel like family, all while promoting good health for yourself and others! We love our work, we laugh & enjoy ourselves all while creating a special place where all feel welcomed, loved and cared for.

How to apply: • Please take a moment and review our website: www.Beyondo2water.com • Please also email your resume with subject "Retail Store Associate" and a little bit about yourself to info@beyondo2water.com.

Soda Jerks

Soda Jerk/Ice Cream Scooper

Email: sodajerksftn@aol.com and let us know if you are interested an application will be emailed back.


I am looking for someone to work October 17th- November 1st, not every single day but probably 7-9 days total. In addition to that, am looking for an extra hand 1 day a week.

  • Flexible Part time/as needed
  • Preferred experienced Sales associate on an as needed basis, besides the 2 weeks of Oct 17th- Nov 1st. Duties include- opening and closing the store, will be on the floor selling to customers
  • Email- brooke@shopfemelle.com

Brooke Feder
1627 Montana Ave Suite B
Santa Monica CA 90403

Sir Speedy Santa Monica

Pre Press / Copy Operator

Must have 3-5 years of experience working in a print shop and be able to work with Adobe programs.
Starting Salary $20.00 - $25.00 an hour.

Sir Speedy Santa Monica
2632 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Surf City Tours

Tour Guide

Perfect for raconteurs, retirees and performers looking for extra work. Commercial driver’s license preferred, but not required. 

Please email resume and cover letter to info@surfcitytours.com


Kids Summer Camp Art Instructor

Please email resume/portfolio to info@paintlab.net and refer to this posting! So we know you are local, and how you found us :-)

Casa Martin

Bartenders, Servers, Bussers, Food Runners, and Dishwashers

  • FOOD RUNNER/BUSSERS - 3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE. Picks up food product for orders placed by the service staff and delivers the meal to our guests, Assists the kitchen and service staff as needed to maintain the highest level of food quality, presentation, and timing to optimize our guests dining experience
  • HOSTESS - 2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE. Welcome guests in a warm and friendly manner, Ascertains their dining/lodging needs, Seats guests and manage the seating chart, Monitors restaurant activity to determine seating and dining flow, Responds to guest inquiries and requests in a timely, friendly, and efficient manner
  • COOKS & PREPS - 3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE. Plates dishes and completes basic food prepping tasks for a restaurant. Their main duties include preparing and cooking food in a specific station, cleaning up prep areas and making sure the kitchen is stocked. 
  • BARTENDERS - 3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE. mix and serve alcoholic beverages based on customer requests. Their duties include verifying the identification and age of customers, preparing and serving alcoholic beverages, accepting payment from customers, cleaning glasses and bar utensils and balancing cash receipts to record sales.

Please visit the restaurant and pick up an application. www.casamartinsm.com



Bruno's Italian Restaurant

We are looking for a Pizza Maker and dishwasher for our Restaurant

Email resume to  Office@brunossantamonica.com

18th Street Arts Center

Operations Manager 

18th Street Arts Center is seeking to hire an Operations Manager (Full-time, Permanent) to join our small team of arts professionals. You will be in charge of providing leadership for the smooth functioning of our nonprofit artist residency center, which involves maintaining a harmonious and welcoming environment for guest artists and long-term resident artists on our two campuses of studios in Santa Monica.

To Apply for the position please upload the following documents to our application form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/a111fd5d1e284902bfe0831777de5954

  1. Cover letter 2. Current Resume 3. Three professional references


We are hiring a Store Manager here at Cotelac on Montana Ave. We are looking to hire during this month of June.

Job Available: Store Manager
Interested applicants should contact Regional Manager Catherine Groener at (203) 451-6646  catherine.groener@cotelac.fr


State Farm Agent- Ryan Edwards

The Ryan Edwards Insurance Agency is seeking to fill multiple positions for future agents, sales managers, sales support, and marketing.

Looking for a rewarding new career or a flexible part-time position? We have opportunities to suit either. As a part of our team, you’ll receive training and development that you can use in everyday life as well as at work. This is a great opportunity if you want to explore owning your own business, or you’re looking for advancement and benefits as part of our team.

Remote & In-Office available. Responsibilities may include networking, outbound calls, email communication, conducting client appointments, and engagement in personal development & sales training. Marketing position may require some travel. Outgoing, committed, organized team members are the most successful here. Click on the ‘We’re Hiring’ tab on our website, and apply for any position to get more information.

2050 S Bundy Dr. Ste. 290
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Coco Food Delivery

Local Field Operations Specialist - Santa Monica [Part Time & Full Time] 

Coco is building the world's first mass market robotics company, beginning with sidewalk delivery robots. We deploy mobile ground robots in cities to create a cleaner, safer, and more accessible last-mile logistics solution.

The Local Field Ops Specialist focuses on getting devices ready for daily operations along with take-down at the end of the day. You will maintain our robots, retrieve damaged or out-of-service robots in a timely manner, as well as help diagnose mechanical and electrical issues as they arise. The Local Field Ops Specialist works closely with the local fulfillment partner and is in constant communication with central operation teams. 

For more information and to apply: https://jobs.wrkhq.com/cyanbot/19396

Employment Resources 

Career Webinar Series: Calling All Trades: Jobs for a Green Economy

Learn from experienced educators and trades professionals about the challenges, successes, and insider perspectives on careers in the trades and learn how to pursue jobs in the growing green economy.

The series has been recorded and the entire playlist may be viewed on the City’s YouTube channel.

  • Mike Suhd, Introduction to the Trades, Santa Monica City Trades Intern Program 
  • Shane Peters, Plumbing, Santa Monica Building & Safety Division 
  • Daniel Ferguson & Estelle Reyes, Green Jobs in Los Angeles 
  • King Moore, Electrical, IBEW Local 11 
  • Jaime Valdivia, Piping Industry & Education Trust Fund 
  • Rick Austin, Logistics, Amazon 
  • Stuart Cooley, Renewable Energy Educator 
  •  Evette Ellis, ChargerHelp

Presented by Virginia Avenue Park and Community Development Committee of the City of Santa Monica - Economic Recovery Task Force.

Ready to Work Webinar Recording (English)

City of Santa Monica presented the Ready to Work Webinar on September 23, 2020 connecting job seekers with employment service agencies.  Local community and educational partners shared information on their employment and educational services.

Grabación del seminario web Listo Para Trabajar

La ciudad de Santa Mónica presentó el seminario web Listo Para Trabajar el 30 de septiembre de 2020 conectando a los solicitantes de empleo con las agencias de servicios de empleo. La comunidad local y los socios educativos compartieron información sobre sus servicios educativos y de empleo.

  • Vea el seminario web: https://youtu.be/8fiR7vzlOkY
  • Presentadores:
    • Chrysalis, Hospitality Training Academy, JVS WorkSource, Santa Monica College, Noncredit Initiatives SMMUSD Adult Education Center, Santa Monica Public Library, SMPL Career Online High School

Employment Preparation, Job Search, and Job Retention


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.


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 and Friends of Santa Monica Public 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: Child Care and Education; Commercial Driving; Food and Hospitality; General Career Preparation; Home Care Professional; Security Professional; 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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