The Oakland Workforce Development Board (OWDB) funds and supports a variety of programs that provide training, mentoring and educational enrichment to Oakland youth ages 16 to 24. These programs are designed to help youth prepare for the world of work by gaining valuable skills, experience and confidence and to become empowered in their pursuit of career, academic and personal goals. OWDB's youth system provides these services to Oakland residents that are in-school ages 16-21 and out-of-school ages 18-24.

Are you an employer looking to hire a young person this summer? Visit our employer services page.

Are you a youth or young adult between 16 and 24 looking for a summer job? Apply here.

Earn & Learn can help you get ready for a job and we help connect you with one that matches your skills and interests.

Since placements are made on a first-come, first-served basis, apply today. While we try to find a job for all applicants, applying does not guarantee employment.

Need help writing a resume or practicing your interview skills? Contact one of our youth service partners listed below for additional free assistance.

Lao Family Community Development
1551 23rd Ave.
(510) 533-8850
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm (closed 12 pm - 1 pm)

The Unity Council
1900 Fruitvale Ave.
(510) 535-1856
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

Youth Employment Partnership
2300 International Blvd.
(510) 533-3447
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Youth Uprising
8711 MacArthur Blvd.
(510) 777-9909
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 6 pm

Need more info? Contact Christina Gutierrez at (510) 238-6856 or cgutierrez2@oaklandnet.com

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