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Rubicon Programs’ Economic Empowerment division has distinguished itself over the past three decades as a premier provider of employment, housing and other support services to East Bay residents.

As the operator of the Eden Area One Stop Career Center in Alameda County, Rubicon helps Bay Area companies meet their staffing needs by connecting them with a diverse pool of qualified, pre-screened candidates. Click here to learn more about the Alameda County One Stop Career Center system. Rubicon offers an array of other business services including on-site recruitment events, on-the-job training, Rapid Response services, and employee retention support. For more information on Rubicon’s business services, please click here.

In addition to operating One Stop Career Center, our Economic Empowerment division provides comprehensive, integrated services that help very low-income, homeless, and formerly incarcerated residents of Alameda and West Contra Costa Counties overcome barriers to financial independence.


The cornerstone of our integrated approach is to provide clients the tools and support they need to obtain career-oriented, living wage employment, including:

Many of our clients face underlying personal barriers that prevent them from successfully leveraging employment to achieve financial independence. To address those needs, we offer a wide range of support services, including:

Rubicon’s approach creates deep and lasting impact for our clients because we don’t offer a cookie cutter solution--our comprehensive services are tailored to meet each client’s specific barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.

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