Recruiting & Outplacement

Take The Hassle Out Of Hiring

We deliver top candidates, saving you money & time. Unlike traditional recruiters, CEA helps to contain costs by charging an hourly fee as opposed to a percentage of the new hire's salary. CEA can help with the following:

  • Job descriptions
  • Posting online using the top job boards*
  • Reviewing resumes
  • Conduct phone interviews and reference checks
  • Background verifications
  • Present top candidates to you for final interviews
  • Interview follow up (i.e. turn down letters)
  • Develop job offer letters

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Member Reviews

"Jessica-You have been great to work with. Thank you." Kimberly Taylor, CalStart Inc.
"thank you a lot for the great job of making my recruiting process so smooth while being abroad. I wanted to share with you that I was hired at Calstart and I'm wrapping up now my first full week. We just had our retreat and it's been great meeting everyone, getting immerse with the culture and understanding more about us and our passions."
Marcela Cabrera Luna, Cleantech & Sustainability Consultant, CalStart
"The Board of Directors and myself wish to “thank-you” and your support staff at CEA for a job well done. We commend you on your methodology, approach, responsiveness, professionalism and the ease which you made the process. We couldn’t have expected a better process and outcome. Thanks again for a job well-done."
Dan Nelson, Special Advisor to the Board, Interim General Manager, Panoche Water District
"I have to say: I was REALLY impressed by the CEA protocol that was employed in this effort. Really good materials, questions, vetting, etc. From my standpoint, Jessica could not have been more helpful.  She was great! Thanks again -- It looks like the beginning of a terrific new relationship!" 
Sharolyn Kriger, Carlmont Gardens Nursing Center
"Whether it’s a question about a possible termination of an employee, or if its just something I need reassurance on, I know I can call CEA and they will have someone there to help me, and guide me if needed."
Tiffany Pacheco,HR/ Payroll Rep, Interim Healthcare

Outplacement Options

For Both Private and Public Sector Employers

When your business takes advantage of CEA’s Outplacement Services, you:

  • Send a positive message to remaining employees, community and clients
  • Ensure a seamless and prompt transition for individuals
  • Provide an individual with a positive action plan

Studies show outplacement services result in a 40% reduction in the average unemployed time period! Outplacement resources help individuals engage and connect with more employers with better results and may reduce the risk of liability for a company.

TERMINATIONS/LAYOFFS: When a company releases an employee, whatever the reason, it can be a traumatic experience that affects the employer, employee and those left behind. In this situation, the displaced individual may endure an identity crisis and emotions ranging from fear and anger to despair. The next time you release an employee, instead of offering a severance package, or in addition to a severance package, consider CEA’s Outplacement Options. 


Workforce Investment Boards

For over a decade, CEA has partnered with numerous Workforce Investment Boards throughout the State providing occupational training, job seeker bootcamps and career forums. To see our involvement, click here.

The strategies and vision of the California Workforce Investment Boards are carried out through a network of One-Stop Career Centers which offer businesses, job seekers and youth with innovative employment and training services. More information is available through America's Job Centers (One Stop Career Centers).

Professional Edge

A facilitated networking forum for unemployed professionals. For more information on this program, click here.

Team Building - Strengths Finder*

CEA has developed a training program designed to quickly improve your organization’s performance and create a positive change in your culture. When leaders focus on individual strengths rather than their weaknesses, the results are profound. Encouraging your team to “Do what they do best” is a formula for success. Studies have shown that when an individual is coached to focus on their talents and strengths, they are more productive and feel as if their individual contribution matters to their team. Leaders can better delegate work to others when they have the ability to understand and manage a maximum performing team. Good leaders either have an innate sense of knowing what people are really good at and how to structure a high performing team, OR they find a tool that can help them make it happen.

CEA’s Building a Strengths-Based Workforce training includes:

  • The StrengthsFinder book
  • Gallup’s online assessment
  • An analysis of each participant’s top 5 strengths
  • Practical tools to achieve career goals and develop their leadership style

Participants will discuss their results in an interactive group session.  Each employee will learn how to utilize and capitalize on their individual strengths, as well as the combined strengths of the team, to benefit the workplace as a whole. Managers in the training will learn how to coach and develop highly productive teams, based on each member’s strengths.

For more information, email or call 800 399-5331. 

Interview Skills Workshop

2 to 4 hours + 1 hour of prep and travel time.

  • Job search tips
  • Interview process: preparation, etiquette/effectiveness, the sell, the interview, post-interview
  • Mock interview session

Applications and Resumes Workshop

4 hours + 1 hour of prep and travel time (depending upon number of people).

  • Completing the application: how to/tips, different parts
  • Resume: purpose, formats, tips, samples

One on One Consultations

Customizable by the hour (including prep and travel time).

  • Career assessment
  • Personality assessment - DiSC assessment
  • Resume Writing and Interview techniques
  • Job Search assistance

For further information and pricing, please contact a membership services director at CEA today!  

Job Board

Never before has posting a job, or looking for one, been this fast, this easy! CEA's job board utilizes the latest in web technologies to deliver results immediately. Whether you’re an employer or job seeker, setting up a new account or managing an existing one is a snap.

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