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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Labor Day 2016 #WorkingInCA

Message from the EDD Director

Patrick W. Henning Jr., DirectorLabor Day is a special holiday for us at the Employment Development Department (EDD). It is a reminder of what we have been tasked to do for California. We have the privilege of serving California employers and workers with a variety of employment-related services, as well as services to assist people financially who find themselves out of work or temporarily unable to work. And these are not tasks we take lightly. We diligently look for the most innovative and efficient ways to provide those services.

In honor of Labor Day, we have created this web page to give you a glimpse into California’s current job market and economy, let you know how the EDD’s employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies are helping Californians get back into the job market, and also highlight some resources for job seekers and employers, should you need them.

The EDD is here to help you. Our business is your success. On behalf of everyone at the EDD, I wish you a happy Labor Day.

Patrick W. Henning Jr.

California’s Job Market at a Glance

Each year as the nation celebrates Labor Day, the EDD provides a status report on the State’s economy in our annual Labor Day Briefing, and uses labor data to develop top in-demand job lists to help job seekers discover the employment opportunities in their area.

Labor Day Briefing

The Labor Day Briefing for California presents significant labor market trends and current statistics relating to California’s Job Market.

Some highlights of this year’s Labor Day Briefing include:

Top In-Demand Jobs by Region

Software Developers? Firefighters? Truck drivers? What are the top 5 in-demand jobs in your region? The EDD has compiled the top middle-skill occupations in each of 14 different economic regions of the state.

Find out the 5 Top In-Demand Middle-Skill Occupations in each region, along with the number of projected openings and the median annual wages.

Training Dollars at Work

The EDD provides grant funding for training programs throughout California that are designed to assist Californian job seekers obtain employment, and help employers hire the skilled workers they need to succeed.

Did you know ProMatch in Sunnyvale helped 248 people obtain updated skills to get back to work in the rapidly evolving technology industry? Or that hundreds of people in Los Angeles County received training to fill a demand for qualified, professional administrative personnel? Select a city below to read about how training dollars are at work in that area:

Job Seeker Resources

Employer Resources


Follow EDD on Twitter and Facebook. Search #WorkingInCA for the latest information about available jobs, resources, job fairs and workshops, and other helpful services.