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Hiring in Oakland, California

There is more to Oakland than just a vibrant food scene and the stunning lake Merritt. The city is known as the arts and culture mecca of the West. In recent years, it has gained national recognition as one of the topmost travel destinations.

Additionally, Oakland was the highest-ranked city in California behind just San Francisco as one of the best cities to start a career. It was also ranked fourth in terms of finding good employment opportunities. There continue to be a number of companies moving to expand their operations in Oakland from San Francisco. These companies are looking to tap into the diverse pool of candidates seeking jobs. In this article, we help you understand what to expect when you plan to hire in the city.

Oakland City Overview

This West Coast port city is the largest in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is the third-largest city overall in the region, and the eighth most populous in California. As of 2020, the town has a population of 440,646 people and serves as a trade center for the Bay Area. Most of the population has the required skills to succeed in the job market, thanks to an effective higher education system.

Many businesses like you are looking to hire a talented and diverse workforce. The current unemployment rate in the city is 7.2% which gives you an opportunity to tap into a readily available talent pool. Given the infrastructure and well-connected transportation system more and more people are commuting to the city to look for opportunities that can be leveraged. 

Oakland Businesses

Oakland is a major West Coast port, and the fifth busiest in the United States accounting for $41 billion worth of international trade. There are nearly 200,000 jobs related to just marine cargo transport alone in the Oakland area. Other major industries include construction, automobile manufacturing, education, health, and social services, along with wholesale and retail. The city is also home to several major corporations, start-ups, and high-tech, and green energy companies. Owing to its educated population, there is a high share of managerial and professional jobs that get easily filled.

Hiring Resources in Oakland

Finding top talent is tough. Companies in Oakland opt for both online and offline means to hire the right resource. You can build a hiring pipeline of qualified candidates using job boards, offline industry events, university job fairs, and even employee referrals. 

In Oakland, hiring managers opt for channels such as newspapers, staffing agencies, and the other conventional methods of offline job advertising. Some well-known newspapers that you can opt for include

Hiring Resources Online

Large companies are scouring through multiple platforms to look for the right resources to fill their open positions. It is important that you follow suit and harness the internet for your search. It increases efficiency and helps you reach a larger pool of candidates. Commonly social media channels, career websites, job search engines are used for hiring purposes.

Following are a few platforms you can use to reach out to candidates.

See who is already posting jobs and hiring in  Oakland, California

Applications
2301
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Receptionist for Medical Hill Health Center in Oakland. This is a description.

Main Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Provide general administrative and clerical support
  • Greet and welcome patients, visitors, and staff.
  • Answer telephone calls and forward messages.
  • Maintain visitor sign-in log.
  • Handle in coming and outgoing mail.
  • Maintain a tidy reception area.

What ...Read more

Applications
2260
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Indeed Sponsored, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Day Time Team Member for Hundalco dba Pieology in San Leandro. This is a description.

Are you ready to be a part of a creative team at Pieology Pizzeria? We'd love to meet you, if you care about having fun, being adventurous, are curious (searching for the best in yourself and ...Read more

Applications
2201
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Team Member for Vitaligent in Antioch. This is a description.

Guest satisfaction is at the heart of this position. Team Members are responsible for preparing high quality products and empowered to deliver an exceptional guest experience. Team Members perform daily tasks as assigned by the manager in charge. Team members routinely ...Read more

Applications
1695
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Caregiver for Alegre Home Care in Oakland. This is a description.

Offering COMPANY-PAID Medical Benefits and PTO


Caregiver $19.50 to $22.00 per hour



We seek experienced and compassionate caregivers who have acute, skilled nursing, residential care and home care experience. CNA/CHHA certificates are awesome, too! It's a big plus if you are already ...Read more

Applications
1534
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Craigslist, Indeed Sponsored, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Trovit Singapore, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Part Time Crew Member for FOMOTHG LLC dba The Halal Guys in Oakland. This is a description.

JOB TITLE: Crew Member


DEPARTMENT: Operations


REPORTS TO: GM/AGM/Crew Leader


FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt


STARTING PAY: $16 / Hour


Benefits:


Flexible Schedules: Earn, learn, and live on your own time with work schedules that give you the freedom to work the ...Read more

Applications
1281
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Craigslist, Indeed Sponsored, ZipRecruiter Sponsored, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Trovit Singapore, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Crew Member for FOMOTHG LLC dba The Halal Guys in SF. This is a description.

JOB TITLE: Crew Member
DEPARTMENT: Operations
REPORTS TO: GM/AGM/Crew Leader
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
STARTING PAY: $17 / Hour


Benefits:


Flexible Schedules: Earn, learn, and live on your own time with work schedules that give you the ...Read more

Applications
1151
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Child Care Assistant for Alegre Home Care in Oakland. This is a description.

Offering COMPANY-PAID Medical Benefits and PTO

  • LOOK! New Pay Rates $19.50- $22.00 Per Hour


Prior experience is necessary! We prefer 1+ years of healthcare/childcare experience, or if you have worked for a childcare facility or agency, private care, a kid's ...Read more

Applications
1139
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Cashier for Zesty OMG, Inc dba Wingstop in Antioch. This is a description.

Wingstop’s mission is to serve the world flavor. Wingstop is the destination when you crave fresh never faked wings, hand-cut seasoned fries and any of our famous sides. For people who demand flavor in everything they do, there's ...Read more

Applications
1066
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Carl's Jr Team Member - Pinole for Hundalco dba Carl's Jr. in Pinole. This is a description.

¿Hablas español? ¡Nosotros hablamos español! Llame a la tienda para aplicar.


Are you ready to be a part of a crave-able team at Carl's Jr.?  We’d love to meet you, if you care ...Read more

Applications
1011
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Cashier for Pangenera, LLC DBA Panera Bread in Daly City. This is a description.

Restaurant Team Member - Cashier

Cashier

When you join Panera as a Restaurant Team Member – Cashier, you join in our belief that food should not only taste good, but also be good for you. You will ...Read more

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring in Oakland

What is the best way to find and hire in Oakland near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Oakland applicants. Employers posting their Oakland jobs on Indeed get about 19 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Oakland applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for Oakland are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 15 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 22 hours on average, which is shorter than the average for Oakland positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a role in Oakland?
SMS has 91% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Oakland job applicants?
Hourly paid workers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 167% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Oakland applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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