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Office of Economic Development
Office of Economic Development

 Talent Recruitment

Our staff partners with local and regional workforce development and training organizations to facilitate connections between Berkeley’s employers and local talent. We help companies arrange site tours and engage with local educational institutions to post internships, serve as guest speakers, contribute to STEM education and otherwise help students to select career pathways.

Valuable resources for talent recruitment and local workforce development include:

     •North Cities One-Stop Career Center/America’s Job Center of California - Part of a network of thirteen One-Stop Business and Career Centers located throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, the North Cities One Stop at the Berkeley Adult School provides FREE employment services to job seekers and employers. Their website also has a link to numerous Bay Area job boards where you can post open positions and information about the other services offered to local employers.

     •Handshake, the UC Berkeley Career Center's online recruiting platform for UC Berkeley students and alumni. The platform offers employers a way to identify qualified candidates for open positions and an on-campus recruitment tool. Info on how to post a job on this platform can be found here.

     •Berkeley City College offers students an opportunity to undertake unpaid internships for course credit and posts business internships and job postings on their website. For general questions or to post a position, contact Alejandria Tomas.

     •Berkeley High School College Career Center provides students with a variety of resources for college and career planning. To hire a summer intern or help high school seniors explore career possibilities with your company, contact Career Advisor James Dopman. You can also fill out this BHS Career Speakers Google Form to volunteer to serve as a guest speaker in Berkeley high classes.

Other industry-specific job training programs include:

     •The Bread Project (food & beverage manufacturing, service and retail)

     •Rising Sun Energy Center (energy efficiency and water conservation, solar installation, construction)

     •Biotech Partners (life sciences)

     •Institute for STEM Education Career Awareness and Preparation Program at Cal State University – East Bay (technology, biomedical)

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