Have you lost wages or been laid off because of Coronavirus? We can help you access benefits like temporary unemployment insurance or food stamps. Fill out our Career Center’s intake form and our staff will contact you to help you. Our coaches make sure that each client gets access to the services, knowledge, and training they need to find permanent employment quickly.

All Career Center clients are also connected to housing, financial, immigration, and education resources provided by The Unity Council and our partners. 

Services are provided in English, Spanish, and Khmer.

The Unity Council’s Career Center provides:

  • Job search assistance
  • Job application assistance
  • Cover Letter and Resume Writing Workshops
  • Job Readiness and Computer Skills Workshops
  • Free access to Computer Lab, printer, and fax for career-related activities
  • One-on-One employment counseling (for qualified job-seekers)
  • Financial coaching for improved credit and savings
  • Public benefits enrollment
  • Connection to community resources 

Referral services and On-The-Job-Trainings are offered from an extensive network of partnerships with local educational institutions and local businesses. All services are linguistically and culturally available and take place at a central location with easy access to staff, transportation, and community resources.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


The Career Center location at 1900 Fruitvale Ave is closed due to shelter-in-place order. Our staff is currently offering services over the phone and online Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

DO YOU NEED ACCESS TO A COMPUTER FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH? The Fruitvale Neighborhood Career Center’s computer lab located at 1900 Fruitvale Avenue in Oakland is available to you! To access the computer lab, make an appointment over the phone at (510) 535-6101 or email careercenter@unitycouncil.org.

Virtual Job Readiness Workshops

Do not stress about the resume, job search, and interview. The Unity Council’s Fruitvale Neighborhood Career Center can help you search and apply for a job! Join our ongoing workshops and get the support you need to land your next job.

Workshops topics include:

  • Job Search
  • Resumes
  • Networking and Elevator Pitches
  • Interviewing
  • Customer Service and Professionalism in the Workplace

ZOOM TROUBLES? Need assistance with downloading and operating zoom ahead of one of these workshops reach out to Luis Arevalo at larevalo@unitycouncil.org.

Medical Assistant Program

Enter a career in healthcare! If you are a CalWORKS recipient, you can enroll in a paid training program to gain a Medical Assistant certificate. The 6-month program is meant to increase the economic stability of low-income families by placing CalWORKs job seekers in temporary Medical Assistants and Medical Administrative Assistant positions with a local medical employer partner. Through training, professional development, mentoring, paid internships, supportive services, and networking opportunities, the program helps job seekers transition into permanent unsubsidized jobs with career advancement opportunities.

This program is offered in collaboration with Alameda County Social Services Agency. Contact us to find out if you might qualify. We enroll up to 25 participants in each cohort.

Click here to learn more.

The Unity Council and WIOA Title-I-financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

El Unity Council y el programa o actividad con asistencia financiera Título I de WIOA es un empleador / programa con igualdad de oportunidades. Los auxiliares y servicios auxiliares están disponibles bajo petición para personas con Discapacidades.


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