Welcome to "West Oakland Job Resource Center". The Job Resource Center will connect job seekers with job training, education and other support services, refer qualified workers to the Oakland Army Base (OAB) Project and other employers. 


The West Oakland Job Resource Center (WOJRC) is a place to learn about and prepare for careers in the building and construction trades. We are recruiting individuals who are insterested in applying to the construction trades apprenticeship programs, such as the

  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Laborers
  • Operation Engineers
  • Painters
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters
  • Roofers
  • Sprinklefitters and others
Visit: Cal Apprenticeship Apprentices can earn$13-$25 per hour plus benefits.

The WOJRC will not only help you get a job, but we will help you jump start your career! You will learn lifelong skills in building and construction, while earning wages. The WOJRC also screens individuals for employment opportunities with the City of Oakland, Port of Oakland, Oakland Army Base construction project, and other construction projects. THE WOJRC is a joint project of the City of Oakland, employers, unions and community organizations.

Criteria Our employers are seeking workers who meet the following criteria:
  • Pass a drug test (including marijuana)
  • 8th grade reading/math level (preferably GED or HS High School diploma)
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Oakland & Alameda Resident, must provide proof of residency AND
  • Valid California Driver License or California ID

If you don't meet these criteria, come by and we will be glad to give you information about agencies that can help you. We are located on the second floor of the West Oakland Library at 1801 Adeline Street and can be reached via the AC Transit NL and 26 lines. Please contact us at (510) 419-0509 or westoaklandjobresourcecenter@gmail.com for more information.

Photos by V. Hamlin/Tradeswomen, Inc.

The WOJRC is a joint project of the City of Oakland, employers, unions and community organizations.