Congresswoman Speier, in conjunction with Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, will hold the 12th JOB HUNTERS BOOT CAMP on October 13, 2015, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm at the San Mateo Event Center, Fiesta Hall.

Job Hunters Boot Camp has served close to 10,000 job seekers since Congresswoman Speier held the first event at the height of the recession in January 2010. We have heard from several people who landed jobs as a direct or indirect result of boot camp. We want you to be our next success story!

We have a record number of more than 100 employers, please find the complete list below. Also, find the list of workshops below. If you are looking for a job, a career change, educational opportunities and inspiration, you don't want to miss this event! Click on the image to download the flyer. Please sign up here.

San Mateo County Event Center
Fiesta Hall
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
9:30 am - 1 pm

1.    24 Hour Fitness-
2.    Adecco Group North America-
3.    Allied Barton Security
4.    Always Best Care Senior
5.    Ameriprise Financial Services-
6.    AT&T-
7.    Apple
8.    Balance Staffing-
9.    BART
10.    BART police-
11.    Bay Area Air Quality Management District-
12.    Blood Centers for the Pacific
13.    Bon Appetit @Google-
14.    Bridgestone Sourcer-
15.    California Army National
16.    California Conservation Corps-
17.    California Department of Corrections-
18.    California State Board of Equalization-
19.    California Staffing Services, Inc.-
20.    CBS San Francisco-
21.    Cheesecake Factory-
22.    ChildCare
24.    Cisco Systems-
25.    Classic Party Rentals (CPR)-
26.    Cloverleaf Care-
28.    Comerica-
29.    Contra Costa County Sheriff's Dpt.-
30.    CVS -
31.    Double Tree by Hilton San Francisco Airport-
32.    Enterprise Rent A Car-
33.    Express Employment Professionals-
34.    Farmers Insurance-
35.    FBI San
36.    Foster City Eye Care-
37.    Gold Medal Centers-
38.    Franklin Templeton
39.    Goodwill Industries of San Fancisco
40.    G4S Secure Solutions
41.    Hertz South San Francisco-
42.    Hilton San Francisco Union Square-
43.    Home
44.    IKEA-
45.    JWillliams Staffing-
46.    Kaiser Permanente
47.    Kelly Services-
48.    Kindred at
49.    KTSF Channel 26-
50.    Leemah Electronics-
51.    Manpower-
52.    Macy's-
53.    Nelson
54.    NYLIFE Securities
55.    Orchard Supply Hardware-
56.    Peninsula Jewish Community Center-
57.    PG&E-
58.    City of Redwood City -
59.    San Mateo County-
60.    San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
61.    Seton Medical Center/Coastside -
62.    Senior Helpers of San Mateo
63.    City and County  of San Francisco
64.    San Francisco Department of Public and
65.    San Francisco Police Department
66.    San Francisco Sheriff's
67.    SFO Airport
68.    SFO New South Parking-
69.    Signal88Security-
70.    Spectra
72.    Stanford Children’s Health -
74.    Starwood Hotels: Palace, St. Regis, Westin St. Francis, W San Francisco
75.    State Farm-
76.    Sonim Technologies-
77.    SUGARCRM-
78.    Sunrun-
79.    Sutter Health, Peninsula Coastal Region-
81.    Thrivent Financial-
82.    Total Success
83.    True Blue: CLP Resources-, Labor Ready, Inc.
84.    Uber
85.    UCSF-
86.    Ultimate Staffing Services-
87.    UNIQLO-
88.    United Airlines-
89.    Universal Protection Service-
91.    U. S. Army Corps of Engineers-
92.    U.S. Customs & Boarder Protections-
93.    U.S. Postal Service
94.    VA San Francisco-
95.    VISA-
96.    Virgin America-
97.    Vivint Solar-
98.    Walgreen's-
99.    Wells Fargo-
101.    World Financial
102.    ZippyApp-


11:00-11:45 am Donna Fedor, “Re-THINK your Job Search”
There is so much happening in our lives today that is doesn't take much to knock us off track. This is where we lose valuable time and energy. You are the power source in your life, take it back and accomplish your goals. - Learn a proven process that can turn any frustration into an opportunity, on the spot! - Learn tips to improve your self-image and confidence to get back to work FAST! - Learn how to create a "world class" plan for networking and interviews! - Learn how to improve your time management and job search activity immediately! Be convinced more than ever that a fantastic mindset and effective tools are the best combination for rising above the day-to-day struggle.

11:00-11:45 am Katie Ferrick, ”LinkedIn’s Top 3 Tips for Job Seekers”
Have a profile, but don’t really know how to use LinkedIn? Learn how to leverage LinkedIn for your job search. How do you get 7x more profile views? What are endorsements and why do they matter? What does “amplify your brand” mean to you when you’re just looking for a job? Come learn the answers to these questions and more in this workshop designed for Job Seekers who can connect to their next opportunity by using LinkedIn.

11:00-11:45 am - Health Care Panel
Hear from recruiting and human resources experts from three hospitals about job opportunities in the health care industry. Representatives from Stanford Children’s Hospital, Kaiser and Seton Hospital will share insights into the latest trends and needs.
Ekta Vyas, Ph.D., Director of Human Resources, Stanford Children’s Health
Richard Williams, Recruitment Services Manager for San Francisco and San Mateo, Kaiser Permanente
Teresa Moller, RN, OCN, Manager of Oncology Services, Seton Medical Center

12:00-12:45 pm - Susan Schwartz - 3 Secrets to A Successful Job Search: Branding, Branding, Branding
As a savvy job-seeker, you know that having a personal brand is absolutely essential. What you may not realize is that, in today’s fluid business environment, you need to keep promoting your personal brand – both inside and outside the company – after you land your new position. We’ll talk about the fastest and most effective ways to boost your visibility, credibility and desirability so that you’ll always have people interested in doing business with you.

12:00-12:45 pm - Christine Young - Networking as a Competency
Networking used to be just for job search. It is now considered a critical professional competency. Do your own this competency? What you will learn in this session: - What Networking is and isn’t - Where you are in the Networking Process - 6 ways to increase your Network - What a Networking Strategy is - 3 Keys to maintaining your Network. Come prepared to walk away with a new view of Networking and a new way of implementing it!

12:00-12:45 pm - Hospitality Panel
This diverse panel of experts will give you insight into different fields in the hospitality industry. Whether you are interested in working in a hotel, restaurant, catering company, the airport or ground transportation, this is a conversation you don’t want to miss.
John Hutar, General Manager, Westin St. Francis Hotel
Anne LeClair, CEO San Mateo County Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
Andrea Vizenor, Director of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Programs California Community Colleges
Flynn Bradley, Director of our Employment and Community Partnerships Office, SFO


For more government, nonprofit and educational resources, check out these organizations:

  1. NOVA

  2. EDD (Employment Development Department, State of California)

  3. San Francisco Employment Development Department, 801 Turk St., San Francisco, CA 94102, (415) 749-7503

  4. Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco

  5. Goodwill Industries Training Programs Goodwill Industries Of San Francisco, San Mateo & Marin Counties

  6. Goodwill

  7. Department of Labor

  8. San Mateo Human Services Agency or

  9. Family Service Agency

  10. Job Train

  11. San Mateo Central Labor Council

  12. San Mateo County Libraries:

  13. College of San Mateo

  14. Cañada College or

  15. Skyline Community College or

  16. Apprenticeship Standards Division

  17. California Conservation Corps employment opportunities for 18-25 who are willing to make a one year commitment to work on environmental conservation projects

  18. Regional Occupational Program ROP

  19. Work Transition Services assistance for disabled adults/youth obtain employment

  20. Next Step Center vocational and employment services for veterans