Nearly every day it seems someone we know loses their job.
The state's unemployment is in the double digits, but that does not mean companies aren't hiring.
Today in San Francisco a job fair promises 500 open positions are available to be filled in a variety of industries.
The event is being held at Hotel Whitcomb, which is next to the Civic Center BART station from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Here are the listed employers according to Job Journal who will be there looking for potential hires:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Golden Gate University
Enterprise Protective Services
Trilogy Financial Services
Also, starting tonight in the South Bay a church is getting in on the job hunting act.
The Cathedral of Faith's WorkLife Ministry is holding a series of workshops to help the unemployed in their job search.
The series is intended to give the essential ingredients you need to find a job.
It's not free. The series will cost you $100 for all the materials.
Here are the dates:
Job Search Strategies: Tuesday July 14, 7 p.m. Horton Youth Center
Marketing Plan: Monday, July 27, 7 p.m. Horton Youth Center
Job Search Strategies: Monday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Horton Youth Center
Networking 101: Monday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. Horton Youth Center Career
Assessment Tools: Monday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Horton Youth Center
Social media/Job Posting Sites: Monday Sept. 7, 7 p.m. Horton Youth Ctr.