Stronger Jobs, Stronger Communities
We offer job seekers and employers valuable, no-cost resources, including statewide and regional workforce data to help with career and business development.
The EDD and the state’s workforce development system are here to help job seekers find meaningful careers, and help employers find qualified candidates to hire. For information, visit In-Demand Occupations for the top five occupations of varying skill levels for each of California’s 15 economic regions.
California Jobs Market Briefing
Each year, we release the California Jobs Market Briefing (PDF). This briefing shows important labor market trends and current statistics relating to the state’s economy.
Learn how the EDD and workforce development system has helped Californians:
Resources for Job Seekers
- America's Job Center of California (AJCC)
- Find educational and job training opportunities that lead to new career pathways.
- Get job search, career coaching, and resume and placement assistance.
- Use resource rooms with internet, telephones, and fax machines.
- Get referrals to support services including childcare, utility, housing, and transportation.
- Search and apply for jobs.
- Create resumes and cover letters for specific jobs or career paths.
- Research employers and learn about the job market.
- Setup alerts for job openings.
- Job Fairs and Workshops
- Search for jobs, make connections, and build your interview skills.
Resources for Employers
- Tax Credits and Incentives: Available to employers who hire from specific target groups.
- Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL): No or low-cost programs to develop the skills of your employees.
- America’s Job Center of California (AJCC): Connects employers that have job openings with qualified job seekers at no cost.
- CalJOBS: A web-based job center that gives employers access to thousands of job seekers and hiring tools.
- Training Resources: No-fee employee training is available to employers to assist in job search, career exploration, and training needs.
"Having employment gives meaning to a person's existence. Granted, there are other things that give a person a sense of significance, but a career is something to be passionate about."
– Alex Merical
A veteran who found employment after engaging with the EDD and its workforce development partner.
"I believe the Employment Development Department’s assistance is one of the reasons why I’m standing here now, instead of being unemployed."
– Hudena James
A Riverside County EMT assisted by the EDD and its workforce development partner.
- Entry-level occupations require a high school diploma or equivalent or less.
- Middle-skill occupations require more education or training than a high school diploma but not necessarily a four-year college degree.
- High-skill occupations require a four-year college degree.
The state’s workforce development system can help you with your job search, training, creating a resume, and more.
Select a region to see the current number of advertisements in these occupations.