While numerous people in Marin have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic, COVID-19 is also making it harder than ever to gain career skills and look for work. Here are some resources that are still available for job seekers in a modified format, whether virtually or by phone.
Having the right clothing for a job search is important. Bloom is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing two-week wardrobes tailored to each individual’s needs for low-income children and adults residing in Marin County.
Service is by referral: tell your counselor, teacher, social worker, or pastor to fill out the Referral Form
CareerPoint North Bay
CareerPoint is a “network of workforce experts on a mission to provide the highest quality employment and training solutions for the North Bay’s businesses and career seekers.”
Career counseling: leave a message by calling the number below and pressing 1. Someone will contact you within 48 hours.
Contact: 415-473-3300 or MarinInfo@CareerPointNorthBay.org
Next Up: College of Marin Career Education - Virtual Open House
Wednesday January 6, 2021, 5:30 - 7 pm
Discover in-demand career options.
Explore certificate and degree programs (some as short as 12 weeks).
Learn about Spring 2021 classes that fit your schedule
Learn about financial aid options.
From the Library
Of course, there are a variety of materials in our catalog that can help your job search! Some ideas to try out:
Department of Rehabilitation
The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) assists Californians with disabilities obtain and retain employment and maximize their ability to live independently. Vocational rehabilitation teams work closely with job seekers to establish the best combination of services and resources necessary to prepare for, find, retain and advance in employment
Call (415) 893-7702 for information and to receive an application.
An invaluable resources for learning new skills, Lynda.com allows you to take classes and monitor your progress in a variety of software and skills related to different subjects, from business to photography, sound editing, or game development.
Use the MCFL portal link and log on with your library card and PIN/password for access.
Safari Books Online
The premise of Safari Books is to make the best technology books and videos from leading authors and publishers available to professionals at any stage of their career. Every day, developers, designers, IT professionals, and entrepreneurs learn more about topics like Objective C, Python, Cisco administration, responsive design, and lean analytics using Safari’s comprehensive web-based libraries.
Follow this link and log in with your library card number and PIN/password.
The YWCA’s Fifty+ program is the only place in the Bay Area that offers free training and placement services exclusively to women over 50. Through our workshops, one-on-one assistance and direct placement services, we have the proven model for success for mature women looking to find work.