Strengthening California’s Veteran Workforce

The EDD recognizes and honors all military veterans for their service to our country. While in the military, a veteran gains valuable skills and experience and the EDD is here to help maximize on those gains. We offer resources for veterans to meet their career and employment goals to successfully transition from military service to a civilian career. We provide service members, veterans, and their eligible spouses with priority of service to employment, training, and supportive services.  

Learn how we helped these veterans reach their employment goals.


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For current information on California’s veterans in the workforce, review the California Veterans in the Workforce 2022 (PDF) report.

  • Office Locator: Search for your local office to find an EDD representative available to work with you.
  • CalJOBSSM: Search for jobs, create resumes, and apply for job openings.
  • Job Fairs and Workshops: Find local job fairs and workshops for veterans in your area.
  • Unemployment Insurance: If you lost your job through no fault of your own, you could be eligible to receive weekly unemployment benefit payments.
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC): Find out if you qualify to tell your potential employer that you’re a veteran when you first apply or are being interviewed.

Additional Resources

  • Homeless Veterans: Offers resources, programs, and benefits to end veteran homelessness.
  • Veterans Crisis Line: Connects veterans in crisis, and their families and friends, with qualified, caring responders.
  • I am a Dependent or Survivor: Support for the surviving family of military personnel who died during or after active service.
  • CalJOBS: Find highly qualified veterans.
  • Hire a Veteran: Resources to assist employers to find, hire, and retain veterans.
  • HIRE Vets Medallion Program: Recognizes small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and large companies for their leadership in recruiting, employing, and keeping America's veterans employed.
  • USERRA Information: Find information on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
  • SkillBridge Partnership Program: The Department of Defense invests in training for service members including extensive on-the-job training. Employers can tap into the expertise of former Service members by sponsoring internship and pre-apprenticeship opportunities.

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America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM (AJCC) connects employers with job openings and qualified job seekers together at no cost.



CalJOBS is the State of California’s online job search system. Create an account, log in and find a variety of online services offered for both employers and job seekers.

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