Toolbox for Job Seekers

The Toolbox for Job Seekers provides tools and resources for California’s job seekers to assist in their job search, career exploration, and training needs.

Job Finding Tools

America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM

America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM provides no-cost tools and resources for job seekers.

Most Job Centers offer:

  • Career specialists to assist job seekers with assessments to identify and match skills to occupations and make career decisions.
  • No-cost access to phones, fax machines, and the Internet.
  • Computers for job seekers to browse occupations, explore careers, create and post résumés, and access a wide variety of job listings in the National Labor Exchange,
  • Job search and résumé writing workshops.
  • Community resources and referrals for training and other services.

To find your local job center, visit America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM.


The CalJOBSSM system is a newly redesigned online resource to help job seekers and employers navigate California’s workforce services by providing employment and labor market information for the State of California.

Benefits of CalJOBSSM include:

  • Create and upload multiple versions of their résumé tailored to specific jobs or career paths.
  • Customize job searches.
  • Receive notifications of new job openings via text messages and/or e-mail.

Additional Resources

Employers by Occupation
Search employers by occupation.

Local Area Data
Summarized information on current job listings.

Monthly Reports of Job Demand
View monthly reports of job demand for California.

Career Exploration Tools

California Occupational Guides

California Occupational Guides are long-recognized resources designed to assist individuals in making career decisions. Each guide includes local and/or statewide information about training, current wages and job prospects, skills requirements, and day-to-day tasks.

mySkills myFuture

mySkills myFuture helps laid-off workers and other job seekers explore new occupations, identify occupations with skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous jobs, review matches, learn about local training programs, and apply for jobs.

Military Occupation Code

The Military Occupation Code to Standard Occupational Classification crosswalk helps returning service men and women find civilian occupations that have similar skills requirements.

My Next Move

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. The website has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different occupations.

California Career Resource Network

California Career Resource Network provides for individuals interested in developing and exploring career self-management skills necessary in today’s world of work.

Training Tools

Jobs and Training

For information on what type of training is needed or where to get training, visit the Jobs and Training page.

California Department of Industrial Relations

The California Department of Industrial Relations provides job seekers access to search for apprenticeship programs by individual counties and occupations.

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