Services

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The WOJRC offers the following services:

Careers in Construction Orientation:

General orientations to the construction trades and apprenticeship programs are held every every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 9:30am. Specialized orientations for women are held monthly (link to calendar).

Apprenticeship Workshops:

Specific apprenticeship programs conduct trade-specific orientations and recruitment sessions on an on-going basis. Check calendar to learn about upcoming workshops (link to calendar):

Apprenticeship Test Preparation:

Math tutoring to prepare individuals to take apprenticeship tests is provided every Tuesday from 5-7pm.

Counseling:

One-on-one counseling and career guidance to individuals interested in careers in the construction trades.

Referrals to:

Contractors, apprenticeship programs, pre-apprenticeship programs, transitional employment, other supportive services.

Positions that will be referred through the Center include laborers, carpenters, electricians, truck drivers, operators, pipefitters, hazardous material handlers and others.

The West Oakland Job Resource Center is on the second floor of the West Oakland Library at 1801 Adeline Street. The Center can be reached via the AC Transit NL and 26 lines. Hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.

Please contact the center at (510) 419-0509 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Construction Jobs Policy RequirementS

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The Construction Jobs Policy sets forth certain requirements regarding hiring and employment for the construction of the Public Improvements on the former Oakland Army Base. Each Contractor involved in the construction of Public Improvements is required to either follow the Hiring and Referral process set forth in Section III.B. of the Construction Jobs Policy or satisfy the Percentage Requirements below:

  1. Residents. For each construction trade in which a Contractor performs Project Construction Work, at least fifty percent (50%) of the Project Work Hours are performed by Residents.
  2. Disadvantaged Workers. For each construction trade in which a Contractor performs Project Construction Work, at least twenty-five percent (25%) of hours worked by Apprentices are perfored by Disadvantaged Workers.
  3. Apprentices. For each construction trade in which a Contractor performs Project Construction Work, at least twenty percent (20%) of the Project Work Hours are performed by Apprentices.

New Apprentice Sponsorship Requirements for Prime Contractors. In each calendar year, for each twenty thousand (20,000) Project Work Hours performed by a Prime Contractor (for the avoidance of doubt, including its subcontractors of any tier), such Prime Contractor and/or any of its subcontractors of any tier shall sponsor one (1) or more New Apprentice(s) and employ such New Apprentice(s) for an aggregate total of at least one thousand (1,000) hours of Project Construction Work and/or construction work on other projects during the term ofthe Prime Contractor's Project Construction Work.

Definitions:

"Resident" shall mean an individual domiciled in the City for at least six (6) months prior to the date that such individual is hired or assigned to perform the applicable work, with "domiciled" as defined by Section 349(b) of the California Election Code", as in effect as of the LDDA Execution Date.

"Apprentice" shall mean an individual who is enrolled in a Registered Apprenticeship Program on the date that such individual is hired or assigned to perfonn the applicable work.

"Disadvantaged Worker" shall mean a Resident meeting eligibility criteria for California Enterprise Zone Hiring Credits, as set forth in Cal. Rev. & Tax Code Sec. 2362,2.7(b)(4)(A), as in effect on the LDDA Execution Date.

A copy of the Construction Jobs Policy for Public Improvements can be viewed here.

Construction Jobs Policy Requirements

The Construction Jobs Policy sets forth certain requirements regarding hiring and employment for the construction of the Public Improvements on the former Oakland Army Base. Each Contractor involved in the construction of Public Improvements is required to either follow the Hiring and Referral process set forth in Section III.B. of the Construction Jobs Policy or satisfy the Percentage Requirements below:

  1. Residents. For each construction trade in which a Contractor performs Project Construction Work, at least fifty percent (50%) of the Project Work Hours are performed by Residents.
  2. Disadvantaged Workers. For each construction trade in which a Contractor performs Project Construction Work, at least twenty-five percent (25%) of hours worked by Apprentices are perfored by Disadvantaged Workers.
  3. Apprentices. For each construction trade in which a Contractor performs Project Construction Work, at least twenty percent (20%) of the Project Work Hours are performed by Apprentices.

New Apprentice Sponsorship Requirements for Prime Contractors. In each calendar year, for each twenty thousand (20,000) Project Work Hours performed by a Prime Contractor (for the avoidance of doubt, including its subcontractors of any tier), such Prime Contractor and/or any of its subcontractors of any tier shall sponsor one (1) or more New Apprentice(s) and employ such New Apprentice(s) for an aggregate total of at least one thousand (1,000) hours of Project Construction Work and/or construction work on other projects during the term ofthe Prime Contractor's Project Construction Work.

Definitions:

"Resident" shall mean an individual domiciled in the City for at least six (6) months prior to the date that such individual is hired or assigned to perform the applicable work, with "domiciled" as defined by Section 349(b) of the California Election Code", as in effect as of the LDDA Execution Date.

"Apprentice" shall mean an individual who is enrolled in a Registered Apprenticeship Program on the date that such individual is hired or assigned to perfonn the applicable work.

"Disadvantaged Worker" shall mean a Resident meeting eligibility criteria for California Enterprise Zone Hiring Credits, as set forth in Cal. Rev. & Tax Code Sec. 2362,2.7(b)(4)(A), as in effect on the LDDA Execution Date.

A copy of the Construction Jobs Policy for Public Improvements can be viewed here.

Percentage Requirement Report