Wagner-Peyser Act

Learn about the Wagner-Peyser Act (WPA) and how it serves to improve and support the nation's labor market by bringing together people seeking employment with employers seeking workers.

Our Employment Services program, established by the WPA, provides labor exchange services at America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM (AJCC) locations statewide and online for all job seekers and employers.

The WPA provides the foundation for EDD’s Workforce Services Branch and other federal, state, and local workforce development partners to offer services through the AJCC.

The AJCC offers a variety of job and training services that bring employers with job openings and qualified job seekers together. You can access their self-services or get help from their staff. The AJCC helps workers, job seekers, and businesses find the services they need at any of the job centers. The AJCC serves California’s 900,000 employers and more than a million job seekers each year.

Employer Services

  • Re-employment services for dislocated workers.
  • Labor market information for planning business expansion, relocation, and future hiring.
  • Focused recruitment for new business ventures or facilities needing a large number of specialized workers in a hurry.
  • Locally coordinated workforce preparation services.

Job Seeker Services

  • Job search training workshops to get the skills needed to find and keep a job.

Referral to partner agencies that provide other employment-related services including training.

We provide California’s employers with a variety of services to meet their workforce needs. Through the online labor exchange system CalJOBS, we offer a statewide network that connects employers with qualified job seekers throughout California.

Anyone may file a complaint at an AJCC office when there is a violation of an Employment Service regulation or employment-related law. Violations can be related, but not limited, to the following:

  • Wages
  • Health and safety
  • Discrimination

Each AJCC location has staff that can connect you with an EDD complaint representative that will explain the complaint process and assist you with filing a complaint. The EDD complaint representatives are trained to take complaints and either attempt to resolve the issue at the local level or refer the complainant to the appropriate agency for assistance.

How to File a Complaint

You may file a complaint using one of the following options:

Attn: Eduardo Rodriguez
P.O. Box 826880, MIC 50
Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

If you have any questions, contact the complaint system representative listed on the Employment Service Complaint System Poster (PDF).

Find Jobs and Training for You

Access Employment Services

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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