Services for Veterans

The Employment Development Department (EDD) assists veterans and their eligible spouses maximize their employment and training opportunities. Veterans are entitled to many resources designed to help in their search for employment.  (Veterans Are a Priority Tri-fold Informational Brochure)

The EDD veterans’ representatives specialize in assisting veterans in their efforts to return to work and are located in many local EDD offices. Services provided include a veteran 24-hour priority hold on all job listings, customized job search assistance, job fairs, employer recruitments, and other events and resources.

Veterans are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an EDD veterans’ representative for personalized services and assistance to achieve professional goals.

EDD Resources

  • Veteran Eligibility
    The EDD service eligibility requirements for veterans are defined.
  • EDD Office Locator
    Each local office has a veteran representative who is available to work with you.
    California’s internet system for linking employer job listings and job seeker résumés.
  • Unemployment Insurance (UI)
    The UI program provides workers, who lose their jobs through no fault of their own, with weekly UI payments. Former service personnel may be eligible for UI benefits.
  • Job Fairs and Workshops
    Locate job fairs and workshops for veterans in your area.
  • Veterans are a Priority
    The EDD puts veterans first by offering job referrals, no fee employment services, a dedicated field veterans program staff, special assistance programs, and more.

Employer Resources to Hire Veterans

Occupational Resources

Women Veterans Resources

Crisis Resources

  • Homeless Veterans
    The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a variety of resources, programs, and benefits to end veteran homelessness.
  • Veterans Crisis Line
    The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring responders from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Survivor Benefits
    Support for the surviving spouses and dependents of military personnel who died while in active military service and to the survivors of veterans who died after active service.

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