We have listed our community events
below. Please call us if you are interested in attending or helping
Job Shop is proud to co-sponsor the LinkedIn Downtown SF Networking
Group's 2nd Career Mentorship Symposium.
The Career Mentorship Symposium will take place Wednesday, January
27, 2010, from noon to 2pm, at Golden Gate University. In order
to attend, you must join the LinkedIn Downtown SF Networking Group
and visit the group's discussion thread for the link to RSVP. More
information can be found here.
Job Shop would like your help in finding companies who are hiring
and using temps in the Bay Area for the upcoming Holiday Season.
All referrals with your
name will be included in a lucky draw for a chance to win $250.00!
eleventh annual Holiday Toy Drive!!
Just in time for the holidays - we'll be collecting new, unwrapped
toys in our office. All donated items will be delivered to Toys
for Tots for distribution later this month. If you would like to
drop something off, we'll include it in our delivery. Please join
us in making a difference in the lives of those in need.
Thanks to all who
Job Shop is proud to co-sponsor the Career Mentorship Symposium
This event will be held at Golden Gate University on Thursday, August
13, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. There will be interactive small
group lead discussions on resume writing, attire, interview tips,
etc. Contact Ami Readdy for more information, 415.442.7800.
"The Job Shop San Francisco" on Facebook for a chance
The Job Shop was started to find solutions to people's needs. We
also enjoy participating in and encouraging our applicants to participate
in events that benefit the community, such as The AIDS Walk and
Toys for Tots. Recently, The Job Shop's staff participated in cleaning
up Ocean Beach for the national day of service and volunteered our
service to a local women's shelter to provide assistance with interviewing
tips, résumé assistance, and employment. The way we see it, giving
back to the community is one way of using our expertise in a productive
At The Job Shop we also encourage the support of local and international
charities and have been dedicated to giving back to the community
we live and work in. With this in mind, our next Facebook contest
winner will be given $100 to donate to the charity of the winner's
choice (upon approval from The Job Shop's staff).
To be eligible for this contest you simply need to become a fan
of The Job Shop on Facebook. We will be announcing the winner at
the end of July so be sure to become a fan for your chance to give
back to a worthwhile cause and to stay up to date with The Job Shop.
In the past, The Job Shop staff was proud to make financial donations
to the following organizations. Seva
and the SFSPCA.
"The Job Shop San Francisco" Facebook for a chance to
If you are a fan of The Job Shop on facebook your name will be entered
into a drawing to win one of the following items: a free resume
consultation, a $20 Starbucks gift card or a $20 Jamba Juice gift
card. Congratulations to Antonio Calagui, David Pomeroy and Bernadette
Villanueva for winning.
Job Shop's recruiters volunteered at La Casa de las Madres to provide
career consulting and resume development services.
La Casa de las Madres
offers emergency residential shelter and community-based services
to women, teens and their children while providing advocacy, counseling,
family-based services and referrals. Learn more about La Casa de
las Madres here.
19th of 2009 (MLK day) The Job Shop staff felt Inspired by President
Obama’s call for one day of service and was eager to volunteer our
time and energy to make a difference in our community.
We decided to volunteer in the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
and headed out to Ocean Beach to help clean up and do our part.
View more pictures
from the clean up at The Job Shop's blog.
10th of 2008 The Job Shop was proud to celebrate our first 10 years
in business. The celebration
was held at the newly-refurbished Legion of Honor and we were happy
to spend the evening enjoying food, drinks and live jazz with all
View more pictures
from the party on The Job Shop's blog.
tenth annual Holiday Toy Drive!!
Once again, we were happy to deliver many large boxes of new toys
and other goodies to San Francisco charity Glide Memorial! Thanks
to everyone who contributed to our efforts in making the 2008 holiday
season a little brighter for those in need. The people at Glide
were most appreciative and grateful.
seventh annual pumpkin-carving contest!! Once
again, we welcomed this years Halloween with our annual pumpkin
carving contest. We had a variety of entries and approaches to this
Thanks to all who participated
and congratulations to the first place winner and runner up contestants
who took home cash prizes.
Our eighth annual
Holiday Toy Drive!! Once again,
we were happy to deliver many large boxes of new toys and other
goodies to San Francisco charity Glide Memorial! Thanks to everyone
who contributed to our efforts in making the 2006 holiday season
a little brighter for those in need. The people at Glide were most
appreciative and grateful.
Holiday Toy and Food
Drive!! With charities reporting
a lower number of volunteers and donations in 2002, we felt it was
especially important to give back to our community this year. Thanks
to those who contributed to our donation box.
2002!! Our project this year
was for Mrs. Pope, a California resident since the Depression years,
whose home is in San Francisco's Bernal Heights. Over the past decade,
her physical disabilities have left her unable to walk without crutches,
and she has difficulty doing daily activities on her own, including
two of her favorite past times - crocheting and sewing. The improvements
that we made on April 27 included making her home safer and easier
to get around. Her life is typically lonely and she says it was
a real treat to have some young, energetic people around that weekend.
We are continuing to make post-April 27th visits to Mrs. Pope to
keep her spirits uplifted! The Job Shop thanks everyone involved
for their support!
Our third annual
Holiday Toy Drive!! We were
happy to deliver another big box of new toys and other goodies to
San Francisco charity Glide Memorial! Thanks to everyone who contributed
to our efforts in making the holidays a little brighter for those
in need. The people at Glide were most appreciative and grateful.
American Red Cross
Disaster Relief Fund!! The
profits from our purchase of Flag Ribbon Pins were donated directly
to help relief efforts from the September 11th attacks. We distributed
the pins to our clients, candidates and other friends.
Our 2nd year at Special
Links Women's Golf Tournament!! The
third annual tournament to benefit Special Olympics Marin was held
on Monday, October 15, 2001 and we came in third - not too shabby!
Liz, Michelle, Judi, Marla, Desiree and Eileen had a great time
pitching in for this charity event and making some new friends along
More work with SOMA
Partnership Graduates!! We
conducted mock interviews in our office and later gave feedback
on the candidate's strengths and extended advice that could make
their job searches more successful.
A few weeks later, Kemp Bigelow,
Associate here at The Job Shop, along with 15 other business members
from the community, volunteered for SOMA Partnership's Shadow Day.
Dressed in the program's signature jackets and gloves, equipped
with brooms, dustpans and trash cans, they spent the morning sweeping
and cleaning sidewalks in the area alongside program members. This
was all followed by a graduation ceremony where 4 hard-working people
matriculated through this extensive program.
Graduates 2001!! Recruiters
from the Job Shop met with graduates from the Soma Partnership Program
(a tough program to complete!) to offer them guidance in their upcoming
job searches. We offered tips on creating a resume that gets results,
covered questions that may be asked during an interview, made suggestions
for proper business etiquette and attire and tried to offer other
useful advice to aid them as they move forward to further successes.
2001!! It was
a bigger project than we anticipated and we'd like to thank everyone
for their hard work and perseverance! All the painting, cleaning,
clearing, pruning and hauling we did means Mr. Crump can actually
enjoy his backyard in his retirement and feel safer in his house.
He is grateful to the volunteers for your good service and The Job
Shop thanks you for your support. See you next time!
Special Links Women's
Golf Tournament!! The
second annual tournament to benefit Special Olympics Marin was held
on Monday, October 16, 2000 at The StoneTree Golf Club. Liz, Michelle,
Judi, Marla and Anne all had a blast challenging the 18 hole championship
course for this very worthy charity!
The Job Shop is proud to sponsor
this not-for-profit corporation which is dedicated to helping people
get their lives back on track. SOMA Partnership provides intensive
employment training to formerly homeless individuals while simultaneously
improving the South of Market community. These people must attend
training for six months and be on time every day! You may have noticed
participants sweeping neighborhood sidewalks, removing refuse, performing
tree and plant care and more. As San Francisco's SOMA district continues
to change and grow, The Job Shop is happy to support an organization
dedicated not only to promoting the area's cleanliness and safety,
but to helping people who are trying to change and grow as well.
AIDS Walk 2000!!
We're grateful to all our friends who made the journey out to Golden
Gate Park on a drizzly Sunday morning to help raise funds for AIDS
research! It's never too late to make a contribution; just stop
in our office and we'd be happy to forward your donation to AIDS
Walk San Francisco. The Job Shop looks forward to the day when this
annual fundraiser is no longer necessary.
Thanks to our Christmas
in April 2000 volunteers!!
Helen was crying tears of joy as the
last volunteers left that evening. She couldn't
believe the major improvements that we were able to make happen
in just one day. The Job Shop would like to acknowledge everyone
who participated, donated their time, supplies and/or funds to help
repair and restore Helen's home. Thanks for your great work and
Happy results from our Holiday Toy Drive for Glide Memorial Church
Thanks to everyone who dropped off a donation this year! We gathered
up many boxes of toys and dolls which were then distributed to local
children in need by the good folks