Mission and Vision


The Employment Development Department enhances California’s economic growth and prosperity by collaboratively delivering valuable and innovative services to meet the evolving needs of employers, workers, and job seekers.


The Employment Development Department strengthens the economic vitality of Californians and their communities.

Core Values

These core values guide us as we conduct ourselves and perform work.

  • Integrity and Accountability: We lead with the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and personal responsibility.
  • Care and Respect: We treat everyone with courtesy and dignity regardless of position or personal characteristics and foster an inclusive environment free of bias.
  • Teamwork and Service: We work together as a team to provide efficient and responsive service to our customers.
  • Communication and Trust: We strive for an open flow of honest and accurate information with each other and our customers.

Strategic Business Plan

The Strategic Business Plan presents the EDD’s priorities, opportunities, and challenges.

Employment Development Department Strategic Plan, 2017-2021 (PDF)

Last Revised: 04/27/2022