LMI for Job Seekers
The EDD Labor Market Information Division provides data and links to resources that job seekers will find helpful to assist with searching for jobs. Use the Occupational Guides or salary and benefit information to identify career trends, locate wage and benefits information, and explore new career opportunities. Find tools and other related resources for job seekers also in Jobs and Training.
- How to find a new Career
- Fastest Growing Occupations
- Occupational Profile
- Training and Apprenticeship
- Job Search Tools
- Wages and Benefits
- Worksmart – Resource
- Additional Resources
- Career Trends in the News
How to find a new Career
Get started on the path to find the right career for you. A step-by-step approach is oftentimes the best strategy. First determine your career interest and aptitude, identify your transferable skills, and also determine how much money you need to make to maintain your preferred lifestyle. The following resources can help you get on the path to your new career.
- Step 1: Take a Self-Assessment (for Career Exploration)
- Step 2: Make Money Choices
- Step 3: Explore career options using Career InfoNet or California Occupational Guides
- Step 4: Find a Training or an Apprenticeship Program. Find information on License Requirements
- Step 5: Find the Job - Use Caljobs, JobCentral National Labor Exchange or other resources located in EDD Jobs & Training
This page contains a comprehensive listing of "occupations with the most job openings" and "fastest growing" occupations by area. "Occupations with the Most Job Openings" is a list of jobs with the largest number of expected job openings from new jobs and to replace workers leaving an occupation. "Fastest Growing Occupations" is the list of jobs with the largest percent change.
Find detailed information for hundreds of occupations. The Occupational Profiles include information on wages, hiring trends, licensing, and more for an occupation in the State or a county.
Training and Apprenticeship
The EDD Labor Market Information Division maintains lists of training institutions in California.
- Training Provider Database
The EDD Labor Market Information Division maintains lists of training institutions in California
- Search by Field of Study
Which providers offer the type of program you need?
- Search by Training Provider
Look for providers by name, type of school, or location.
- Eligible Training Providers for WIA Programs
The ETPL list is established and maintained by the Employment and Training Panel. The ETPL is an official list of training providers who are eligible to receive WIA funding through Individual Training Accounts (ITAs). This list Includes name, locations, fees, programs, occupations, and apprenticeship programs offered.
- I BUILT IT! - opportunities for apprentices
- Apprenticeship Program Information - Search by County and Occupational Group.
Job Search Tools
The Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a comprehensive range of employment and training services and tools in order to assist job seekers in finding and securing employment in their chosen field.
- California Career Center
The California Career Center (CalCC) is your career planning website with tools to help you map your future, whether looking ahead to college, apprenticeship, the military or other options.
The CalJOBSSM system is an online resource to help job seekers and employers navigate California’s workforce services system. It allows users to easily search for jobs, build résumés, access career resources, and more.
- Find Local Employers
Find local employers by industry, occupation title, employer location, or employer name.
- JobCentral National Labor Exchange
Find local jobs and apply online via company employment career sites. No middle man. US.jobs is a free service of Direct Employers Association.
- Online Job Center
The EDD provides a comprehensive range of employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations. These services, provided statewide through the America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM, formerly known as One-Stop Career Centers, system benefit job seekers, laid off workers, youth, individuals currently working, veterans, and people with disabilities.
- Staffing Patterns by Industry
Staffing Patterns are a list of the occupations employed within a particular industry, or a list of the industries that employ a particular occupation. Job seekers or training providers may use these lists to contact appropriate employers for job openings.
- 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.
The EDD assists veterans and their eligible spouses maximize their employment and training opportunities. Veterans are entitled to Veterans Priority Services designed to help in their search for employment. 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.
Wages and Benefits
Before you ask for a raise or negotiate with a new employer on your salary, learn about wages paid in your area.
- Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation
Projections of Employment estimate the changes in industry and occupational employment over time resulting from industry growth, technological change, and other factors. California produces long-term (10 year) projections of employment every 2 years for the State and local areas. Statewide short-term (2 year) projections are revised annually.
- Employment and Wages by Occupation
Find information about employment, hourly and annual wages, by occupational title and geographic area.
- Local Area Profile
Local Area Profile shows an overview of labor market information in a particular area within the state. Select an area by either using the area list or by choosing from the area map.
WorkSmart - Resource
The WorkSmart job seeker tool that was previously featured on the Employment Development Department's (EDD) Labor Market Information Division webpage has been removed. For job search resources, see the Job Search Tools section on this page.
El buscador de trabajo, WorkSmart, que anteriormente aparecía en la página de Internet de la Sección de Información del Mercado Laboral (LMID, por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento del Desarrollo del Empleo (EDD, por sus siglas en inglés), ha sido eliminado. Para obtener información y asistencia adicional con su búsqueda de empleo, visite los siguientes sitios de Internet:
- CalJOBSSM (Sistema de Servicios de la Fuerza Laboral de California por Internet)
- Online Job Center (Centro de Empleos del Departamento del Desarrollo del Empleo)
- America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM (Centro de Empleo de América en California) (servicio solamente disponible en inglés)
- California Career Center (Centro para Carreras de California) (servicio solamente disponible en inglés)
- My Skills My Future
Provides employment information and resources.
- Cal Grant awards are state funded monetary grants given to students to help pay for college expenses. And you do not have to pay them back!
- "I Can Afford College" – Information on financial aid to attend California Community Colleges.
- Money for College – Ideas and links to programs from the California Student Aid Commission.
- The California Employment Training Panel offers programs for small businesses who otherwise may have no means to train their workers.
Career Trends in the News
- "The 5 Basic Interview Questions Job Applicants Need to Nail" - Mary Eileen Williams, Huffingtonpost.com; October 08, 2015
- "How to Choose the Best Job for You" - Nicole Fallon Taylor, Businessnewsdaily.com; September 30, 2015
- "Job Search Advice You Should Ignore" - CareerBuilder, August 28, 2015
- "The 4 Most Important Things to Include on Your Resume to Land a Job in Social Media" - Brooke Zambroski, Monster.com
- "7 Things You Should Never Say During a Job Interview" - Catherine Conlan, Monster.com