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:
- Workforce Success Story – Alex Merical (Sacramento)
- Workforce Success Story – Andre Samayoa (Capitola)
- Workforce Success Story – Hilario Colon (San Luis Obispo)
- Workforce Success Story – Hudena James (Riverside)
- Workforce Success Story – Tony Turretto (San Luis Obispo)
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.
We have compiled the top five occupations of varying skill levels for each of California’s 15 economic regions, according to projected job openings from 2020-2030.
- 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.
“These are free services that are for you. This is the time in your life to use that.”
– Sage Robins
A Californian who found employment after connecting with the Santa Ana Work Center in Orange County using EDD resources.
"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.
"I was able to file for unemployment right there on the spot, so I walked out knowing it was complete with that peace of mind."
– Tony Turretto
A US Navy veteran that got help applying for unemployment and job openings with the help of EDD staff at the America’s Job Center of San Luis Obispo.
"I can’t believe I found the job that I like."
– Zachary Ferreira
A college graduate referred to the disabled veterans outreach program at the Stockton America’s Job Center of California for help with employment services.
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Select a region to see the current number of advertisements in these occupations.
The Significance of Employer Participation in the OEWS Survey
The EDD’s Labor Market Information Division (LMID) gathers occupational employment and wage data directly from employers through the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) Survey. The OEWS program generates data for over 800 occupations based on industry and geographical area.
Employment and wage data gathered from the OEWS Survey helps employers, job seekers, policy makers, and educators make informed decisions:
- Employers use employment data to negotiate salaries, predict future skill requirements, and maintain a competitive advantage within their local communities.
- Job seekers use employment data to help choose the right education, training, and skills needed for in-demand jobs.
- Economic developers use wage data to attract and retain businesses.
- Educators and trainers use employment data to adapt curricula to better equip students with the skills demanded by employers.
Upon receiving the OEWS survey from EDD-LMID, we kindly request your participation. For any questions or more information about this program, contact the LMID at 1-800-826-4896 or LMIOccupationalSurvey@states.bls.gov.
To access occupational employment and wage data from the OEWS survey, visit Labor Market Information. Use the LMI by Subject category and select Occupations or Wages.