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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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 ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th April
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Job Number: 1948200BREmployment Type: Regular Full-TimeJob Category: RetailShift: EveningRegion: 040 : Bay AreaAddress Line 1: 750 Atlantic AveCity: AlamedaState: CaliforniaZip Code: 94501Career PreviewTo learn more ...
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