SMC-Connect Logo

Find community services in San Mateo County

Next Step Center

Human Services

Next Step Center

Offers career assessment, vocational counseling, job search skills training and job placement to veterans.


Offers career assessment, vocational counseling, job search skills training and job placement to veterans. The Employment Development Department maintains representatives on-site to register veterans for employment services throughout the state. In addition, Foothill College offers basic computer and office skills training. On-the-job training is available for qualified veterans in certain employment fields. A county veterans service officer is also on site. Access to fax and telephone services is available in the Resource Room, as well as a library of employment-related resource materials ranging from job postings to employment hotlines maintained by local, state and federal agencies. A video player allows clients to view tapes addressing subjects such as career assessment, job search skills and effective interviewing techniques. Employment specialists work with veterans in developing resumes, creating job search strategies and locating appropriate employment. Veterans participate in a mock interview process to prepare them for the actual situation. Resumes approved for posting are also published on the Internet for maximum exposure to the business community. Funding is available to qualified veterans for training. Referral to other community resources is also available. Provides area employers with qualified, prescreened candidates for part-time, full-time, permanent and temporary employment.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 1 block.
795 Willow Road, Building 348, Menlo Park, CA 94025 37.466287 -122.16023 Human Services

Service Options

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Elevator
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair



Service Description:





Veterans, especially disabled and homeless veterans



How to Apply:

Call or come in Monday through Friday, 8-4:30.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County