Unemployment Insurance/California Employment Development Dept. (7677 Oakport St., Oakland. (510) 560-0500 or (800) 300-5616, www.edd.ca.gov): Provides cash assistance for eligible unemployed or underemployed workers.
Workers Compensation/California Dept. of Industrial Relations (1515 Clay St., 6th Floor, Oakland. (800) 736-7401, (510) 622-2866, www.dir.ca.gov): Provides cash benefits for workers when an injury or illness is caused by their work.
Veteran Employment Services/California Employment Development Dept. (Onsite occasionally in this office & 7677 Oakport St., Oakland. (510) 794-3892—call for an appointment, www.edd.ca.gov): Assists veterans and their eligible spouses to maximize their employment and training opportunities.
SING, Danville (St. Isidore Church: 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. (925) 837-2122, www.cpcdanville.org/job-connections): Non-denominational support provides a no-cost referral network and educational programs. Meets Monday night.
JobLinks Support Group, Dublin (St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Avenue, Dublin. (925) 828-2460, www.st-raymond-dublin.org/joblink): A 20-year old, faith-based community formed to assist each other to find meaningful work.
Employment Connections, Pleasanton (St. Elizabeth Church: 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. (925) 462-8579): Supports and encourages job seekers by providing a no-cost referral networking programs.
Experience Unlimited (39155 Liberty St., Suite B-200, Fremont. (510) 794-3681, or 4071 Port Chicago Hwy, #250 Concord. (925) 602-0166, www.euccc.org): Offers a variety of workshops on job search techniques, résumé writing, and interviewing techniques. Numerous networking activities. Most EU members have a professional working background.
Lao Family Community Development, Inc. (LFCD) (2325 East 12th St., Oakland. (510) 533-8850, www.lfcd.org): Assists diverse refugee, immigrant, limited English, and low-income community members in achieving long-term financial and social self-sufficiency.
Wardrobe for Opportunity (570 14th St., Suite 5, Oakland. (510) 463-4100, www.wardrobe.org): Empowers men and women with acquiring professional clothing, interview skills and the career support needed to become economically self-sufficient. Must have a referral form our office for services.
Dress for Success (504 Valley Way, Milpitas, Ca 95035. (408) 935-8299, www.sanjose.dressforsuccess.org): Provides a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.