San Francisco Bay Area

Job Support Groups

The list below represents all/most of the Free Job Support Groups that are hosted throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area, listed in order by city.  The detail for each of the groups is included in the following pages.

Please be sure to make contact with the appropriate host location for the meeting that you plan on attending.  In some cases, the meeting date/time may have been changed, or the meeting location may have been moved without our knowledge.

Here’s wishing you all the best in this chapter of your life’s professional journey!

 

Danville

  • Job Connections – Danville, CA
  • St. Isidore Networking Group [SING] – Danville, CA

 

Dublin, CA

  • CrossWinds JobNetwork – Dublin, CA
  • St. Raymond JobLink – Dublin, CA

 

Menlo Park, CA

  • Career Actions Ministry – Menlo Park, CA

 

Pleasant Hill, CA

  • Job Networking Ministry – Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Hope Center Job Search Ministry – Pleasant Hill, CA
  • CCOP Employment Connections – Pleasanton, CA

 

San Ramon, CA

  • Thriving Between Jobs – San Ramon, CA

 

Walnut Creek, CA

  • NorthCreek Job Network – Walnut Creek, CA
  • Experience Unlimited – Walnut Creek, CA

 

San Jose, CA

  • St. Francis of Assisi JobLink – San Jose, CA

 

Saratoga, CA

  • CSIX Connect –Saratoga, CA

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Job Connections

Community Presbyterian Church

www.JobConnections.org

About

Job Connections is the largest private sector, non-profit, support organization in the San Francisco Bay Area, dedicated to helping job seekers reduce the time required to secure meaningful employment, by providing award winning job search events, proven strategies, job postings, motivational support, networking connections and access to Success Teams.

The organization is sponsored by the Community Presbyterian Church located in Danville, California and is supported by distinguished speakers from various career support enterprises and leading Bay area corporations. Job Connections hosts a weekly Saturday job search presentation, sponsors an annual Career and Leadership Summit and facilitates a Yahoo Group, which communicates group services, job leads, and connects members on a daily basis.  There is no fee, religious affiliation, or volunteer requirement associated with membership.  Interested job seekers are invited to join attending a job search presentation any Saturday at 9am.

Meeting Day & Time

Every Saturday 9:00am – 11:30am

Location

Community Presbyterian Church

222 W. El Pintado Road

Danville, California

925.837.5525

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SING

St. Isidore Networking Group

http://www.st-isidore-danville.org/index.htm

About

SING, which was established in 2001 as a result of the Dot.com crash, is a ministry of St. Isidore’s Catholic Church (Danville, CA) serving those who are “in-career-transition.” It is non-denominational and open to all-comers. We have members from all faith traditions.

The group exists to help one another, provide search tips, networking, inspiration, and emotional support. The backgrounds of those involved are varied, including marketing, finance, human resources, insurance, I.T, sales, entrepreneurial and more.

We meet at 7:00pm every Monday night (except holidays) at the St. Isidore’s Cardelli Ministry Center, which is directly across the street from the Church. We generally adjourn between 8:30-9:00pm. Meetings often include outside speakers.

If interested, drop in Monday night and see if SING can make a difference for you.

Meeting Day & Time

Every Monday 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location

St. Isidore’s Catholic Church

440 La Gonda Way

Danville, California

925.837.2122

Contact

Tom Loarie – Director

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CrossWinds JobNetwork

http://www.cwc-jobnetwork.org/home.html

About

CWC JobNetwork is an ministry resource of CrossWinds Church, Dublin, CA. Our mission is to support and encourage the unemployed in the Tri-Valley Area through a non-fee referral program. We establish professional relationships directly with hiring managers and top executives within our church and major companies, with the intent of introducing a talented resource pool of qualified professionals for employment consideration.

Our members include people from a wide variety of business, financial, technical, and professional disciplines who are planning a career change or seeking a new position.

Meetings focus on the whole person, body, soul and spirit, refreshments, encouragement and an opportunity to network.

We welcome business owners, business executives, and hiring managers who wish to become aware of the talent we have within CWC JobNetwork. Please contact us, if you have any questions or need information about our program.

Meeting Day & Time

Every Sunday Morning, 10:45am

Location

CrossWinds Church

6444 Sierra Court

Dublin CA 94568

Contact

David Bernal

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St. Raymond JobLink

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/StRayJobLink/

About

St. Raymond Job Link Support Group is a faith based program a community formed to pray for each other and assist each other to find meaningful work. We do not try to duplicate services that are already available in other job search programs in the community. We support each other through our mutual concern and prayer for one another.

All folks are cordially welcome; the meeting is open to the public.

Meeting Day & Time

Every Monday 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Location

Moran Hall next to St. Raymond Church

11555 Shannon Ave.

Dublin, CA

Contact

Gene Nokes, 925.833.7168

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Career Actions Ministry

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC)
http://www.mppc.org/calendar/career-actions-ministry

About

CAM is a multifaceted faith-based outreach to job seekers in the Bay Area.  Our Large Group Meetings (usually the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month)  feature expert speakers on job searching strategies as well as being the gateway to other CAM services.  For instance, you will be able to sign up to join CAM small group/Success Teams that meet weekly and provide a structure of encouragement and hope.

You’ll also be able to register for the Web-based Career Actions Network that broadcasts job leads and posts your resume for review by potential hiring managers.

Meeting Day & Time

Usually the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the Month

9:30am

Location

Open Door Church Mountain View (an MPPC campus)

1667 Miramonte Ave (Corner of Miramonte and Cuesta Avenues)

Menlo Park, CA

Contact

Marco Rosa – CAM’s Large Group Meetings

Steve Murata – Success Teams

Al Hulvey – Career Actions Network

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Job Networking Ministry

Christ the King Parish

www.CTKPH.org

About

Christ the King Parish, Job Networking Ministry is a place for Job Seekers to come for hope, encouragement, support and practical tips and tools needed in a job search.  Our ministry is for the unemployed, the under-employed and for those looking for a new or better job/career opportunity.  All are welcome–parishioners and non-parishioners alike.

We accomplish this by:

–        Providing a forum for job-skills training and workshops in a Large Group Setting

–        Providing emotional support and encouragement via Small Groups/Success Teams

–        Providing connections to job opportunities through Career Actions Network

–        Providing a place for job seekers to network with one another and make connections with both job contacts and job leads

This job networking opportunity is based on the concept of Reciprocity, which occurs when one person shares with others without expecting anything in return.  It is Unconditional Sharing and Giving based on the Parable of the Good Samaritan.

Meeting Day & Time

First and Third Thursday of every month

Newcomer Welcome & Orientation begins promptly at 6:30PM

6:30-7:00PM: Fellowship & Networking Opportunity

7:00-8:30PM: Large Group Meeting & Guest Speaker Presentation

8:30-9:00PM: Fellowship & Networking

Location

Christ the King Catholic Church

Parish Hall

199 Brandon Road (off Gregory Lane)

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

925.682.2486

Contact

Carl Feil, Leadership Team Coordinator & Guest Speakers

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Hope Center Job Search Ministry
Hope Center Covenant Church

http://hopecenter.nextmeta.com/content.cfm?id=388l

About

Job Search Ministry gatherings aim to provide both spiritual and practical help for persons engaged in a job search. Along with prayer and biblical input, there will be high quality presentations from business leaders on topics like resume writing, interviewing and networking.

These gatherings are offered at no charge and are open to all!

Meeting Day & Time

Every Monday / 7:15pm – 8:45pm

Location

Hope Center Covenant Church

2275 Morello Avenue

Pleasant Hill CA 94523

Contact

Tom Patitucci

Pastor of Outreach Ministries

925.685.4673 ext 14

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CCOP EMPLOYMENT CONNECTIONS

http://www.catholicsofpleasanton.org/

About

CCOP Employment Connections group meetings focus on where you are as an individual in your job search today. No guest speakers with how to instructions. We address as a group those issues you need direction on today and offer: job search guidance, resource information, networking, inspiration, and support in open and safe environment.

We welcome anyone in need of help with their job search to join us.

Meeting Day & Time

1st and 3rd Wednesday

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Location

St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church

4001 Stoneridge Drive (Room A)

Pleasanton, CA  94588

Contact

Mike Machi – 925.519.5797

Linkedin.com Group – Employment Connections CCOP

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so   powerful as the expectation of something tomorrow.” – Orison Swett Marden

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Thriving Between Jobs

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

http://tinyurl.com/ThrivingBetweenJobs

About

THRIVING Between Jobs! is a faith-based group of experienced, professional individuals who find themselves either between jobs or under-employed during this challenging time. In addition to practical job search assistance, we provide spiritual and emotional support to each other by leveraging the power of community and prayer.

We focus on “thriving” during this time between jobs by using our life experience and skills in volunteer settings, helping those less fortunate than ourselves or coaching neophytes in our areas of expertise who can benefit from our mentoring.

We meet twice monthly on the second and fourth TUESDAYS of the month from 10am to noon. We share our dreams, fears and experiences, helping each other to devise strategies to make our dreams come true and offering perspective to help us overcome our fear.

Each meeting begins with prayer and members are asked to continue praying for each other throughout the week. Members are also included in the prayers of the St. Joan of Arc Intercessory Prayer Group.

Meeting Day & Time

2nd and 4th Tuesdays

10:00am – 12:00noon

Location

San Ramon, CA – Call for Details

Contact

Rosemarie McKenney, 925.997.6742

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NorthCreek Job Network
 NorthCreek Church

http://www.northcreek.org/caring/job-network.html

About

NorthCreek Job Network’s Mission:  We exist to glorify God, make Christ known in the marketplace, and be used by Him to both encourage and equip those seeking employment in our community and local church.

Meeting Day & Time

Every Thursday / 7:15pm – 8:45pm

Location

NorthCreek Church, Room 117 Worship Center

2303 Ygnacio Valley Road

Walnut Creek, CA

Contact

Jim Daggs

Adult Ministries Pastor, NorthCreek Church

925.210.9036

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Experience Unlimited

State of California

www.EUCCC.org

About

Experience Unlimited Contra Costa Chapter (EUCCC) is a volunteer network of business professionals who come together to offer individual skills, talents, support, and resources to its membership. EUCCC provides a platform for communication, connectivity, and community to its members as they seek their next career opportunity.

Meeting Day & Time

Every Tuesday 9:00am – 12:00noon

Location

Congregation B’nai Shalom

74 Eckley Lane

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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St. Francis of Assisi JobLink

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/StFrancisJobLink/

About

St. Francis of Assisi Job Link Support Group is a faith based program a community formed to pray for each other and assist each other to find meaningful work. We do not try to duplicate services that are already available in other job search programs in the community. We support each other through our mutual concern and prayer for one another.

All folks are cordially welcome; the meeting is open to the public.

Meeting Day & Time

Every Saturday 10:00am – 12:00noon

Location

Fireside Room on the left of St. Francis of Assisi Church

5111 San Felipe Rd

San Jose, CA 95135

Contact

Gene Nokes, 925.833.7168

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CSIX CONNECT

www.csix.org

About

CSIX Connect helps individuals in career transition to significantly improve their job search success through education, in-person networking and mutual support.

In today’s job market, more than 80 per cent of jobs obtained result from successful networking. CSIX Connect provides the means to tap into and leverage the power of a network that is already more than 2000 members strong.
Networking for Bay Area job seekers.

Meeting Day & Time

Saratoga – Thursdays, 10:30am – 1:00pm

Location

Saratoga Federated Church

Richards Hall

20390 Park Place

Saratoga, CA

Contact

Hamid Saadat

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