Use the links below to find information on in-demand jobs, find training opportunities, explore careers, apply for jobs, build a resume, and prepare for interviews.
In-demand COVID-19 Jobs
Contact Tracing Training
The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for contact tracing across the country, requiring thousands of people to learn key skills quickly. California Connected provides information on our state’s contact tracing program.
View online training options and certificate programs in related fields:
Allied Health Care
There is a looming demand for approximately 500,000 new allied healthcare workers by 2024 in California alone, with an annual need of 65,000+ workers. Once students complete programs and receive their credentials, Futuro Health assists with the transition into high-demand allied healthcare jobs while providing businesses with a high-quality workforce.
View Allied Health & Nursing Programs:
Develop Skills & Training Resources
Learn about resources to start developing your skills and opportunities to participate in local programs.
SkillUp Monterey provides a free, flexible way for job seekers to brush up on their skills. With things changing at a fast pace, online learning is one of the best ways to keep skills sharp. Whether taking hour-long courses or watching short videos, online learning is convenient and always available.
The MyInnerGenius® Career Fit assessment will match you to careers that fit your natural skills, abilities, and personality regardless of education or background. After you take the assessment, the system will provide a list of customized job roles, career options, and learning paths that will be a great fit for you.
Use Emsi's SkillsMatch tool to review the skills you've acquired and get matched to job opportunities based on your skills.
Talent Exchange helps workers impacted by COVID-19 get matched with the right jobs.
When your skills grow, so do your opportunities. Worthi is a free tool that helps you grow your skills with online courses, so you can take control of your future and build your worth.
Career & Job Resources
Take a career assessment, explore which local careers are in demand, and find live job postings to apply for on Indeed.com.
Discover in-demand career pathways by location or industry locally and state-wide.
Every good job search needs a system to enable a systematic, purposeful journey. Jobspeaker helps students stay empowered at every stage of the job search — with online management tools, instructional videos, and a collaborative environment that keeps them engaged and ready for the workforce. Sign-up for free!
You can search and find jobs on LinkedIn and the site offers salary information and interview preparation.
Resume & Interview Resources
Sign up and start building your resume for free on Monterey Bay Career Coach.
Optimize your Resume
Emsi offers a new skills-based tool to optimize your resume for the type of job that you would like to apply for.
Fair Chance Hiring
Caltrans Parolee Work Crew Program
The Caltrans Parolee Work Crew Program provides transitional employment through litter abatement services for the Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The GSW program provides life skills education, employment preparation, transitional employment, permanent job placement, appropriate case management, and employment retention services.
California Reentry Program
Day Reporting Center (DRC) & Community-Based Coalition (CBC)
Jails to Jobs
Jobs for Felons Hub
U.S. Department of Labor Reentry Employment Opportunities (REO)
Volunteers of America (VOA) Northern California & Northern Nevada