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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

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.

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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.

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Fastest Growing Occupations

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.

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Occupation Profile

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.

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Training and Apprenticeship

The EDD Labor Market Information Division maintains lists of training institutions in California.

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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.

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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.

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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.

En español

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:

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Additional Resources

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Career Trends in the News

  • "World’s Top Employers for New Grads" - Emily Jane Fox, CNN Money; July 2, 2015
  • "5 Opening Lines That Are Straight Up Killing Your Cover Letter, " - Lily Zhang, Forbes; June 30, 2015
  • "How to Be an Excellent Reference" - News and World Report; June 30, 2015
  • "How to Use Public Speaking Skills at Work" - Marcelle Yeager, U.S. News and World Report; June 25, 2015
  • "How to Clear Your Mind And Your Inbox And Actually Take A Vacation" - Kathryn Dill, Forbes; June 29, 2015


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