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Labor Market Information for Client Assistance

The EDD Labor Market Information Division provides data and links to resources that EDD staff will find helpful to assist clients 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.

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The California Occupational Guides provide detailed information on California wages, job outlook, education, and licensing requirements for approximately 300 occupations. The Guides offer students and jobseekers occupational information to assist with making informed career choices.

  • Keyword Search
    Select this option if you know the occupation you are interested in researching.

  • Topic Search
    Select this option to narrow your focus, such as by alphabet, interests, education, most openings, fastest growth, and green.

  • Occupation Profiles
    The Occupation Profiles provide similar detailed information on California and local areas, but include more occupations. They offer a longer list of tasks and more of a job search focus.
  • Occupational Licenses Summary Information
    The EDD Labor Market Information Division routinely conducts occupational survey to determine which occupations require a license or certificate. In California, most licenses are issued by State of California agencies. All licensing information such as fees and requirements should be verified with the appropriate licensing agency.

  • License Finder – Career-One-Stop
    Find information about licenses required for different occupations. You can search for an occupation or job title, a license name, or a state agency that oversees licensing.

  • Information for current License Holders
    The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) provides information to the public regarding over 150 professional license types issued through the DCA Boards/Bureaus/Committees/Programs.

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 a career planning website especially for students, with tools to help you map your future, whether looking ahead to college, apprenticeship, the military, or other options.

  • CalJOBSSM
    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 directly with the employer. JobCentral National Labor Exchange is a free service of the DirectEmployers 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
    Staffing Patterns provide a ranked list of the occupations employed within an industry, or the industries that employ a specific occupation statewide. Job seekers may use these lists to find industries likely to employ workers in an occupation. Then use the Find Local Employers tool above to identify firms to contact for possible 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.

  • Veterans
    Use the Military Crosswalk Search to find civilian occupations that have similar requirements as your military career. 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.
  • Biotechnology in California
    The Biotechnology in California Report provides a brief overview of the industries where biotechnology can be found and profiles key occupations in California.

  • Health Care California
    The health care industry is a significant and growing part of California’s economy. Health care related occupations from pediatricians to nurses to home health aides represent over seven percent of California’s total employment.

  • Manufacturing Jobs in Demand
    This report examines the current demand for jobs and skills in California’s manufacturing industry, and uses real-time access to job ads being posted online.

  • Nontraditional Employment
    There are over 200 nontraditional occupations in California women make up 25 percent or less of the workforce for these jobs they typically have a higher rate of pay than jobs traditionally held by women.
  • Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)
    The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) handles employer and employee issues such as salary disputes, employee rights, and other labor law issues.

  • Local Labor Standards & Enforcement District Offices
    The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) local offices listing

  • Local Area Profiles
    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.
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  • Labor Market Consultants
    Located throughout California, local Labor Market Consultants can assist EDD staff to find, access, and use labor market information products and services.

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