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
- Employer Resources to Hire Veterans
- Occupational Resources
- Women Veterans Resources
- Crisis Resources
- Additional 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.
- Veteran Employment Assistance Program (VEAP) | Fact Sheet
With the assistance of state grants, local organizations provide individualized services to help veterans transition from military life into high-wage jobs and civilian careers with a future. A listing of local programs is available.
- Job Fairs and Workshops
Locate job fairs and workshops for veterans in your area.
Employer Resources to Hire Veterans
- Employer ToolKit for Hiring Veterans
From America’s Heroes At Work, a step-by-step toolkit for employers.
- USERRA Information
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) from the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Strengthening Military Families
U.S. Department of Labor’s resources to help military families.
- Veterans Benefits 101
An interactive suite of national employment-focused tools and information services for professional success after military service.
- Turbo Transition Assistance Program
Department of Defense’s resources to aid in the transition for military personnel.
- Transition Assistance
TAOnline is a source of military transition assistance.
- ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Services
Reference guide to identify learning acquired in the military.
- O*Net Online
Tool for career exploration and job analysis.
Women Veterans Resources
- Center for Women Veterans Fact Sheet
The Center for Women Veterans fact sheet from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- 25 Most Frequently Asked Questions From Women Veterans
The Center for Women Veterans FAQ page from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Women Veterans Health Care
Department of Veterans Affairs’ Women Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group (Women’s Health) provides programmatic and strategic support to implement positive changes in the provision of care for all women Veterans.
- Center for Women Veterans - Helpful Website Links
The Center for Women Veterans offers internet various online resources sites of interest available to women veterans.
- Survivors and Dependents Assistance (DEA)
Information on the Dependents’ Educational Assistance, which provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans.
- 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.
- Veteran Connect Request
CalVet Connect can help veterans successfully re-enter civilian life by connecting them to veterans’ benefits and services.
- Veteran’s Resource Book
A Resource book from the California Department of Veterans Affairs.
- California Department of Veterans Affairs
The state of California’s Department of Veterans Affairs.
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The U.S federal government’s Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Veterans Retraining Assistance Program Fact Sheet
The VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 includes the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), which offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Labor launched this new program on July 1, 2012.
- Online Job Center
- Job Fairs and Workshops
- One-Stop Career Centers (PDF)
- Forms and Publications
Top Links This Month
- Online Job Center
- Job Seeker Information
- New CalJOBSSM
- Services for Older Workers
- Job Seekers and Individuals