However, a majority of the people may not know that the EDD and other agencies provide training and job-search assistance as well. Here are some agencies available to job seekers and what they offer:
Employment Development Department
Job training services in partnership with state and local agencies, listings of job fairs and employment events, job listings.
WorkNet (CHDC Center)
631 E. Oak St., Lodi
Applications: Filling in the blanks - Learn what employers are looking for in an application and how to deliver it.
Determining your destiny: Exploring career options - Let WorkNet staff help you discover your potential.
Presenting the package: Are you presenting yourself to employers in your best light? Find out.
Interactive interviewing: Find out the underlying reasons employers ask the questions they do.
Is your resume working for you?: Discover what your resume is saying about you and how to make it say the right things.
Secrets of a successful job search: Uncovering the secret job market and how to tap into it.
Additional Job Seeker Services:
Finding the right job: Place your resume online and "surf the Web" for job openings in San Joaquin County, the State or around the nation.
Labor market information: Research the type of jobs that interest you. Explore information including wage levels, skill requirements, educational background and more in San Joaquin County.
Basic skill testing and skills improvement: Take advantage of our 50-minute assessment that will measure your reading and math skills. If you need to improve your math and reading skills or even get your GED, we can help.
Available training opportunities: If you qualify, you may receive vocational skills, work experience or on-the-job training. We can also assist you in locating schools which offer low and no-cost training.
Other services offered by WorkNet Partners:
Specialized services for veterans, migrant and seasonal farm workers and other individuals with special needs.
Apply for Medi-Cal, no-cost health coverage for children up to the age of 18 and pregnant women.
Assistance with applying for TANF/CalWORKS food stamps.
Apply for Healthy Families, low-cost health coverage for children up to the age of 18.
Unemployment insurance information.
Assistance in locating child care, transportation, legal, housing, domestic violence or other services you may need to help you get and keep a job or begin and complete your education or training.
Delta College Career Center
5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton
Resume programs, job announcements, EDD sign up help (Tuesdays and Thursdays), job search assistance, job counselors.
Online job resources www.edd.ca.gov www.jobjournal.com www.lodinews.com (click on the "Jobs" tab) www.careerbuilder.com www.monster.com www.centralvalleyjobs.com www.flipdog.com hotjobs.yahoo.com www.simplyhired.com www.job.com www.jobserve.us/Central_Valley_CA_Job s.htm www.sjcworknet.org/
Source: News-Sentinel staff.
Tuition-based vocational schools in the area
C&H Truck Driving School
5262 W. G Street, Banta
California Human Development Corp.
2895 TeePee Drive, Stockton
Courses offered: Shipping and Receiving, Truck Driving, Welding
Emergency Medical Sciences Training
1801 E. March Lane, Stockton
Courses offered: EMT Paramedic
Freedom's Truck Driving School
808 N. Center St., Stockton
129 S. Grant Street, Stockton
Courses offered: Janitorial Skills training, Office Technology training, Retail
1605 E. March Lane, Stockton
Courses offered: Accounting, Business Admin, Business Software Applications, Computer Business Administration, Computer Technology, Networking Technology
6650 Inglewood Avenue, Stockton
Courses offered: Accounting Clerk, Executive Administrative Assistant, Legal Assistant, Legal Office Administration
MTI Business College
6006 N. El Dorado Street, Stockton
Courses offered: Medical Office Specialist, Medical Receptionist, Microcomputer Specialist II, Microcomputer Specialist IV
National Training Institute
1035 W. Robinhood Drive, Stockton
Courses offered: Office Service Technology, Telecommunications Equipment Technician
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
17036 S. Harlan Road, Lathrop
Courses offered: Internet Professional Program, Microsoft Certification System Engineer 2000, Novell CNE 5
Northern California College of Construction
315 Fyffe Street, Stockton
Courses offered: Heavy Equipment Operations Mobile Crane, Heavy Equipment Operations Level I, Heavy Equipment Operations Level II, Heavy Equipment Operations Level III
Railroad Training Services
3727 Metro Drive, Suite B, Stockton
Courses offered: Railroad Freight Car Repair
Western Pacific Truck School
1002 N. Broadway, Stockton
Courses offered: Substance Abuse Counselor Certification
Source: Employment Development Department.
When times go beyond tough
Agencies exist in San Joaquin County to help those who are starting to feel the pressure of joblessness and other problems. But navigating the mazes can be difficult.
"Many times families won't know what services are out there and what's available to them," said Kimberly Cox of Community Partnership for Families. The nonprofit organization acts as a case worker to help struggling families find the resources they need.
Cox said that CPF works with so many agencies, that they are able to help just about anybody, whether they need food, tax preparation assistance, mental health help or others.
"Their best bet is going to be to sit down with one of our case workers and do a personal assessment. It's our goal to stabilize the family and their situation," Cox said.
More information can be obtained by visiting www.cpfsj.org or by calling Community Partnership at 339-1183. Those in need can also visit the Lodi CHDC WorkNet Center at 631 E. Oak Street.