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Talent Acquisition

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The Human Resources Talent Acquisition (TA) division supports city departments, employees, and applicants throughout the recruitment process for the Unclassified workforce. Strong focus is placed on revitalizing and centralizing key areas of the City’s recruitment and onboarding processes while curating a great candidate experienceThe TA division enforces hiring practices that reflect and align with the City’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. 

We commit to:

  • Fostering a diversified workforce to ensure that the City has the talent and resources needed to provide excellent services to the community.
  • Effectively communicating with the candidates and hiring managers to minimize missed opportunities to recruit great talent.
  • Tracking and reporting on talent acquisition metrics to identify current and future talent needs for the organization.
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with external agencies, colleges, vendors, associations, and other bodies who might route talent to the organization or aid in talent acquisition processes.

Begin Your Job Search with the City of Long Beach

Step 1 - Create Resume and Cover Letter Step 2 - Find open positions and apply Step 3 - Interview Prep


For inquiries regarding employment please send an email to HR-TalentAcquisition@longbeach.gov.

Tutorial Videos

  • How to create Government Jobs account

    To apply to a position at the City of Long Beach - all applications must be submitted through Governmentjobs.com. If you do not have an account on GovernmentJobs.com, check out this video tutorial on how to create a Government Jobs account and begin your application process.


  • Long Beach Public Library

    The Long Beach Public Library offers a digital library with an extensive list of resources to help with career development. All you need is your free library card to access the catalog. Visit the Business and Career Development Digital Library here for more information.

  • WorkPlace - Pacific Gateway

    The WorkPlace is administered by Pacific Gateway Workforce, a City of Long Beach agency dedicated to workforce development. 

    Pacific Gateway helps jobseekers access career development, training, and job placement resources. Check out their website for more information.   

    Services provided: 

    • Career counseling - One-on-one counseling, assessment tools, labor market information, career exploration, and planning

    • Job Search - Résumé assistance, interview preparation, networking, job search strategies, job fairs, and hiring events

    • Training and Education - Training, certifications, and apprenticeship opportunities 

    • Technology – Access to computers, internet, Wi-Fi, copiers, printers, phones, and fax at Pacific Gateway's career center, the WorkPlace.