Jobs in Alameda, California, United States

Location and Population. Alameda is located on Alameda and Bay Farm Islands in Alameda County at the northeastern tip of San Francisco Bay. Its estimated population in 2016 was 78,906, of which 24 percent foreign born. The ethnic mix is mainly Non-Hispanic Whites (43%) and Non-Hispanic Asians (30%), with smaller shares of Hispanics (11%) and Non-Hispanic Black/African-Americans (9 %). Median household income is high and rising, yet cost of living is well below the statewide figure. Unemployment is low, and poverty is not too high.

Origins. Alameda was founded in 1853 and incorporated in 1872 on a peninsula jutting out from Oakland. In 1878, an extension to the Alameda pier (the Mole), brought railway tracks into water deep enough to connect with ferries bound to and from San Francisco. In 1893 an Alaskan salmon fleet and cannery established a base in Alameda, and in 1902, construction of shipping canals separated the peninsula from Oakland, creating Alameda Island. During the 1920s and 30s, a privately-owned amusement park – Neptune Beach – became a major attraction and many resort homes were built. At that time the city was used as a training locale for boxers and Olympic swimmers. After the San Francisco Bay Bridge opened in 1936, ferry traffic gradually disappeared, and both the Mole and Neptune Beach closed. From 1923 until 1956 there was a dry dock at the Alameda Works Shipyard. During WWII, a marshy area was filled in and a Naval Air Station with a large airfield and docks for several aircraft carriers was constructed.

Economy. Until the decommissioning of the Naval Air Station in 1997, Alameda was mainly a blue collar town, but since then it has gradually developed into a bedroom community for office workers in Oakland, Berkeley, and downtown San Francisco. Planning for development of the navy site, renamed Alameda Point, began before it closed, but the process faced several constraints, including land-use and wildlife refuge restrictions, groundwater contamination, proneness to flooding, existing leases and public sentiment. In 2011 Alameda Point was conveyed to the city at no cost and the site remains largely undeveloped except for around 100 small businesses, including several wineries and spirits producers, and the Alameda Point Collaborative – a Supportive Housing Project for the homeless and abused women. The Coast Guard has been present since 1926. Nine commands and four cutters are stationed at its base in Alameda, including the Pacific Area Command, which transferred there from San Francisco in 1982.

Character. Alameda is a walkable city, well-defined geographically with good schools, low crime, great retail stores, restaurants with varied cuisines, fine parks, clean air, natural beauty and lots of Victorian charm. It is now gentrifying but still remains a family-oriented, close-knit community reminiscent of main-street USA. The urban amenities of San Francisco and Oakland are close by and public transport connections are good,

What Makes Alameda Special

ARTS AND CULTURE

Alameda Art Association: Local artists; group since 1944, exhibiting at South Shore Center.
Alameda Civic Ballet: The city’s resident dance troupe.
Alameda Theatre & Cineplex: A renovated 1932 theater, now a downtown cultural magnet.
Altarena Playhouse: Bay Area’s oldest continuously operating community theater.
Rhythmic Cultural Works: Community arts programming and cultural assemblies for youth.

EVENTS

Alameda Point Antiques Faire: Largest such show in northern California held on 1st Sundays.
Fourth of July Parade: Second oldest and second longest in the United States.
Park Street Festivals: Spring Festival (May), Art & Wine Faire (July) Classic Car Show (October).

SHOPPING AND FOOD

Historic Park Street Business district: Main thoroughfare of downtown Alameda.
South Shore Center: Open air shopping, dining and entertainment complex.

SPECIALTY MUSEUMS

Alameda Museum: Displays on the history of Alameda.
Crab Cove: Historic walking area passing by 1920s resort homes and relics of Neptune Beach.
USS Hornet: A museum aircraft carrier since 1998.

SPORTS, RECREATION, OUT-OF-DOORS

Oakland Raiders: Training facility and merchandising arm of this national football club.
Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach: Wind-surfing, kite-surfing, great views of the Bay.

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Penumbra
In a pivotal role on our manufacturing team, you will provide leadership and drive results in the engineering, design, development, and implementation of Penumbra's life-saving products. Working cross-functionally with ...
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City Of Alameda
Nature of Position Alameda is an island city of 78,000 located next to the city of Oakland and offers a full-service municipal recreation program. Neighborhood recreation programs are offered at ten locations throughout ...
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Peet's Coffee & Tea
Overview Reporting to the Assistant Production Manager, the machine operator helper assists in the operation of automated packaging equipment and monitoring of overall quality of coffee bags. Responsibilities also ...
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Penumbra
If you have a knack for leading groups and motivating team members to be the best they can be, consider joining Penumbra, Inc. as a Production Supervisor. We are seeking an exceptional leader to head a team of ...
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The Clinical Study Manager is central to the success of Penumbra's clinical trials. You will operate with substantial latitude, overseeing the planning, design, and execution of clinical studies to assess the safety and ...
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Retail Sales Adviser within the Stockton Vodafone Partner store - Creating a dynamic sales experience and exceptional customer journey 9.50 per hour with a competitive uncapped Bonus Our Partner stores are a fresh ...
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As a Web Designer and Developer at MVI Health, you will apply your skills and experience in creative design and technical front-end development of websites, mobile apps and other assets for the sales and marketing of a ...
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Peet's Coffee & Tea
Overview Reporting to the Assistant Manager of Maintenance, the Sr. Maintenance Technician is responsible for the repair and maintenance of processing and packaging equipment to ensure ongoing, cost effective ...
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BRON TAPES
Description: Bron Tapes is looking for an experienced, qualified individual interested in becoming a contributing member of our branch in Alameda. Our inside team provides support to a highly successful outside sales ...
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The PRO Maker & Science Instructor is responsible for running the PRO Maker room and instruction for 5th-8th grade campers. They train on all PRO Maker & Science curriculum (including Forensic Science, ...
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Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by providing legendary customer service to all customers. This job creates the Starbucks Experience for our customers by providing customers with ...
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Penumbra
As a Graphic Designer at MVI Health, you will apply your creative design skills to the development of fresh and engaging tools in various media for sales and marketing of a revolutionary new virtual reality product for ...
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Extended Stay America
The night guest laundry attendant position must demonstrate and promote a strong commitment to providing the best possible experience for our guests and associates. The position is responsible for assisting guests ...
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As a Production Builder/Medical Device Assembler at Penumbra, you will be part of a dynamic team that makes products that save lives every day.  Working in a cleanroom laboratory environment, your main ...
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Under the supervision of the Director of Patient Care Services (DPCS), the Hospice Aide provides personal care and related non-professional household services necessary to meet the hygiene, ADL, and comfort needs of the ...
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The EDMO Maker Instructor is responsible for running the EDMO Maker room and instruction for 1st-4th grade campers. They train on all EDMO maker curriculum and teach four classes a day bringing this hands-on curriculum ...
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As a key member of our production team, you will ensure that the equipment we use to manufacture and test medical devices is continually in optimal condition. Working with a team of engineers and technicians, you will ...
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Description: Greet and service guests as you complete workload with minimal guest disruption. Be an expert and dedicated owner of select General Merchandise areas to ensure sales floor is full, in stock and accurately ...
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