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Opportunity Junction

Rating: 4.93 stars   45 reviews 2,022

Nonprofit Issues:

Education, Job Training, Human Services

Address:

3102 Delta Fair Blvd. Antioch CA 94509 USA

Mission:

We believe that everyone who is willing to work hard deserves an opportunity to succeed. We exist to break the cycle of poverty. Our mission is to fight poverty by helping low-income Contra Costa residents gain the skills and confidence to get and keep jobs that support themselves and their families. Opportunity Junction was founded in 2000 with the name Opportunities for Technology Information Careers and adopted its current name in November of 2006.

Results:

In fiscal year 2012-13, Opportunity Junction helped 71 people find new positions. This includes 45 people who graduated from our Job Training and Placement Program (JTPP) and 26 people who benefited from our individualized Career Development Services. 92% of the graduates of the JTPP are placed within 6 months of program completion and 18 months later 82% of those graduates are still employed. Of those completing 15 hours or more (212 in FY2012-13) of our Technology Center classes, 30% got a job, a better job, a raise, or a promotion (approximately 62).

Target demographics:

low-income adults and families who are motivated to break the cycle of poverty.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

500

Geographic areas served:

Contra Costa County

Programs:

1. Job Training and Placement Program - Prepare participants for administrative careers leading to self-sufficiency through computer and life skills training, paid experience, case management, career counseling, placement assistance, and long-term alumni services. 2. Career Development Services - Provide career development, case management, and job placement services in Bay Point (at the SparkPoint Career Center) and in Antioch. 3. The Technology Center - Offer low-income clients free computer access and assistance, English as a Second Language instruction and Computer Basics. 4. Do-It-Yourself Tax Assistance - Alumni of the Job Training and Placement Program help low-income workers file their own income taxes and receive the Earned Income Tax Credit and other credits.

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925-776-1133
http://www.opportunityjunction.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Opportunity Junction is by far the best non-profit organization for helping low-income individuals gain the necessary skills to enter or re-enter the workforce. You will definitely gain confidence and know that you have the skills necessary to be successful in your career. I've gone through the training program, been an intern and I have a career and start a new employment opportunity soon.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Great program to help people become more self sufficient!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Opportunity Junction is a great program. It has given me a new sense of purpose. I feel ,while in this program that I am learning new skills that I will be able to use in the real, working world. I have connected with new people and I am gaining a better understanding of what skills I need to achieve my goals. Thank you Opportunity Junction. I have been given a new founded passion to learn and achieve greatness...

 
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Opportunity Junction is a great way to get the help you to learn what you need to be competitive in the job world. They help you improve your typing skills, teach you Microsoft Office and also teach us Life skills that help us prepare for a new job. I am very happy and greatful that I am part of this program.

 
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Opportunity Junction is a awesome program because your gain knowledgeable skills to help you find and keep a better job and the program builds up your confidence and life skills

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Opportunity Junction is a great place to brush up on or learn new computer skills for almost all of the Office Suite programs. I really like that they are open during the evenings, so that they are accessible to people who work during the day. Every here is very friendly and super helpful if you have any questions.

The job training program seems very helpful for a lot of people. Not only do they give you the opportunity to learn much need computer skills to succeed in a professional environment, but they also give you the opportunity to learn equally important life skills to be able to interact with others on a professional level and to keep your job.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am currently in their computer training program. Before I started training I knew very little about Microsoft Office, and in a couple weeks I now have the confidence to accomplish common business tasks. This is a great program and I would highly recommend it to anyone that wants to learn computer training and is looking for an administrative job.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Opportunity Junction saved my life. I didn't have a plan or goal but coming here has opened my eyes and helped refresh so many things. Opportunity Junction has wonderful opportunities and if you are looking for work in the administrative field like I am then this is the place to Be ! They make sure you have all the computer skills you need to be able to enter the work field and help you with Life Skills so that not only can you get a job but also be able to keep a job

 
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Opportunity junction job placing program is helping me a lot with computer skills as well as with communicating skills and speaking in public! Is a great program and I'm glad I'm here today! God bless everyone in this organization!

 
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I have been empowered by this program, I have always loved computers and the skills I am learning now have really helped me become more familiar with programs. I love Life Skills with Natalie, and her encouragement is wonderful. Normans intense training prepares you for real world experiences. I feel confident & worthy everyday when I leave this building, & I am looking forward to graduating.

 
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