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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Message from the EDD Director

Director Henning
Select the image to watch EDD Director Patrick Henning talk about Labor Day and how the EDD helps people build careers.

On this Labor Day, as we celebrate the hard work, dedication and innovation of California’s workers, we want you to know the California Employment Development Department (EDD) is here to help you with your next career move. And now is a good time to focus on enhancing your skills!

The American labor movement is responsible for many things we take for granted—the weekend, the 40-hour work week and anti-child labor laws to name a few. I urge all Californians to take this opportunity to appreciate not only the vast contribution of labor to our economy, but also the privilege of living under a fair and well-regulated system of industrial laws.

California’s labor market conditions for workers and prospective workers are more favorable than they have been for more than a decade. This special Labor Day webpage provides valuable information for both job seekers and employers, including top in-demand jobs, videos about employment services, and inspiring stories of those who tapped into their potential to get the jobs they want.

Labor Day is a chance to celebrate what we have accomplished in the past, and what we aim to achieve in the future. Preparing our workforce is what EDD does. On behalf of everyone here at EDD, we wish you the best of success this Labor Day.

Patrick W. Henning
EDD Director


The Employment Development Department, in partnership with state and local agencies, provides employment and training services that are helping Californians get back into the job market and grow their skills needed to reach their career goals. Read below for information that may be beneficial to your job search, training needs or recruitment efforts. Get the job you want!

Top In-Demand Jobs by Region

Web Developers? Nursing Assistants? Truck drivers? Thinking about exploring your opportunities? The EDD has compiled the career paths of the top middle-skill occupations in each of 14 different economic regions of the state.

See the career paths of the 5 Top In-Demand Middle-Skill Occupations in each region, along with the number of projected openings and the median annual wages.

Labor Day Briefing

Each year as the nation celebrates Labor Day, the Employment Development Department (EDD) releases its annual Labor Day Briefing. The 2017 Labor Day Briefing identifies significant labor market trends and current statistics relating to the California economy.

Read this year’s briefing for more highlights and detailed California labor market information.

Our Business Is Your Success

The EDD provides various services and programs throughout California that are designed to assist job seekers obtain employment and help employers hire the skilled workers they need to succeed.

Select a region below to read how people are using our services and programs to find success in the workforce:

Job Seeker Resources

Employer Resources

Social Media

Follow EDD on Twitter and Facebook. Search #WorkingInCA and #JobGoals for the latest information about available jobs, resources, job fairs and workshops, and other helpful services.

Resume Workshop
Select the image to watch Job Seekers attend a no cost resume workshop at an America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM.
Job Seekers
Select the image to watch Job Seekers attend a no cost interview workshop at an America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM.