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Employment Development Department

Toolbox for Job Seekers

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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 services, tools and resources for job seekers.

Most job centers offer:

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

CalJOBSSM

The CalJOBSSM is a virtual job center that gives you online access to thousands of job listings and tools to help you manage your career.

Benefits of CalJOBSSM include:

Additional Resources

Authorization to Work

Federal law prohibits employers from hiring persons who are not in the United States legally or do not have authorization to work in the United States. To ensure full access to EDD programs and services, job seekers should come prepared with their right-to-work documents when visiting any AJCC. For a complete list of approved right-to-work documents, refer to "Attention All Job Seekers" or Information on Legal Status and Authorization to Work.

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.