Commentary and discussion on the growing unemployment crisis, tips on getting through the bureaucratic red tape, and resources to help you obtain all of the unemployment benefits that you're entitled to receive.
The North County Coastal Career Center serves the Carlsbad and Oceanside areas, providing unemployment and veterans representatives to help people looking for jobs, training, or benefits. They can assist with filing unemployment insurance claims by phone or online. (Call in advance for the veterans representative.) Fax, internet access, and resource center are provided without cost. There is free parking available at the site and a nearby bus stop. This is probably the best bet for the Yahoo employees being laid off this week. They are open 8:00am until 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. North County Coastal Career
1949 Avenida del Oro
The Atlantic County One-Stop Career Center in nearby Pleasantville, New Jersey, is a comprehensive One-Stop Career Center offering the people of Atlantic City and surrounding communities a variety of employment and unemployment related services. If you need unemployment insurance benefits, the office staff can provide assistance filing claims by phone on online, using the touch tone telephones and computers available at the office. You can also search their job listings and job search, get career counseling, and learn about training opportunities for displaced workers. They even have information on tuition free college courses you can take to improve your value for potential employers. You can also get assistance writing and posting your resume. There are fax machines and copiers you can use. If you are a veteran, there is a special representative you can talk to. The phone number and address are given below. You can get there by Black Horse Pike or the Atlantic City Expressway (toll). The unemployment office is open 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday. They have parking and you can get there by mass transit too using bus lines 502, 507, 508, and 509.
Atlantic County One-Stop Career Center
2 South Main Street, 1st Floor
Pleasantville, New Jersey 08232
Office Phone: (609) 813-3900
Veterans Representative Phone: (609) 813-3908