In the United States, roughly 22 percent of the workforce is either unemployed or underemployed. Southern California is an extraordinary place to live and visit, but it is not immune to certain economic realities. Orange County residents looking for a job, a career or simply some guidance have a number of employment resources at their disposal. Need help with a resume? Looking for job postings, employer leads, recruiters or hiring tips? Perhaps you could use some career counseling or interview assistance. A variety of local options are available to help you through what can be this difficult process. Here are a few of the best.
The Resume Lady
1500 E Katella Ave., Suite 6
Orange, CA 92867
Do you want something more than just another job? Are you looking for a profession? Then update your resume and make yourself look like a professional with the help of Orange County’s own Resume Lady. Get noticed and give yourself a real shot at landing that dream job with The Resume Lady’s creative, inspired, eye-popping resume styles. The Resume Lady herself, Nola Sheldon, holder of multiple honors and degrees in communications, writing and business, personally assists every client, using her expertise to get you noticed and working. Services also include cover letters, references, proposals, thank-you notes and follow-up letters.
Pacific Rim Resources
Search and Recruiting, Inc.
14148 Brookhurst St.
Garden Grove, CA 92843
Located in Southern California, Pacific Rim Resources is a professional provider of human resources, business solutions and employment consulting in all industries. PRR’s mission is to bring quality companies and qualified talent together. Job seekers are evaluated for their core competencies so they can be placed where they are most likely to succeed and flourish. From seasoned executives to temporary staffers, employers know that in a PRR candidate they are getting a quality, motivated professional. Put PRR’s profound, diverse expertise to work for you and PRR will help get you where you want to be.
1500 Quail St. Suite 410
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Whether you are an individual looking to advance your career or a service provider wanting to build your business in the medical industry, Medical Professionals is your professional employment resource. Locally based and privately owned, Medical Professionals is networked throughout the community and plugged into the industry and will focus upon your specific case, interests and needs. Applicants and employers alike have, and will, benefit from MP’s concurrently aggressive and honest services.
The Veterans Resource Center
Coastline Community College
11460 Warner Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley has provided distance learning and valuable education assistance for veterans for more than 30 years. The new Veterans Resource Center is a centralized, local resource for returning military transitioning back to their civilian lives. In addition to assistance with housing, health and the GI Bill, the Veterans Resource Center provides a community forum, computer access and points veterans toward real employment within companies actively looking for them and hiring them. The College is proud to invite all active and veteran military, not merely Coastline students, to utilize the center and its services.
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Olympic Staffing Services
444 E Huntington Drive, Suite 101
Arcadia, CA 91006
Do you possess desire but lack a strategy? Do you have experience but long for an opportunity? Olympic Staffing Services specializes in pairing job seekers and employers to create fulfilling, well-matched careers. Olympic is not interested in simply plugging people into vacant positions. Their attentive career counselors work intimately with local companies in a variety of industries to find the best fit for you, and your individual talents and goals. From accounting to electronics to IT, Olympic Staffing Services wants to help you not only find work, but professional fulfillment.
Christopher Schmidt is a freelance writer experiencing and espousing the glory that is Orange County. Driven to travel, drawn to sports, spirits and celebrity, Chris’ work can be found on