Oakland Private Industry Council
It is the mission of the Oakland Private Industry Council, Inc. to provide accessible, high-quality training and employment services to local residents and employers. We provide a pathway between unemployed workers in Oakland, local employers and job opportunity. Founded in 1978, Oakland PIC administers the federally- and state-funded workforce development programs, now under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
The Oakland PIC operates three "One Stop" Career Centers in Oakland offering a variety of services in several languages: employment and job skills training, computer skills classes, customized on-the-job training, effective job search, and job retention.
We are your "One Stop" shop with a history of providing support services to people looking for work and the businesses that are seeking to employ them. Whether our customers are formerly incarcerated, low-income, disabled, recently laid off, receiving public benefits, or a veteran, our services are available to assist them in their job search.
-Myron, job seeker and reentry participant. Myron has now held a job for the past four years.
"The Highway to Work Program at PIC helped me move further on in life. Without this program, I'd still be in the same position I was in. I gained work experience to add onto my resume and growth as a young woman."
-Teaira, participant in our Highway to Work Program
"I'm very grateful for organizations like Oakland PIC. They really care about people."
-Sylvia, job seeker