State job resources

State job resources
Olga Vityak quit her job in Oregon and moved to Los Angeles two years ago. After 11 months of trade school she is now a pharmacy technician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
Here are some websites and resources the state offers job seekers.

Career exploration

California Occupational Guides provide local and statewide information about training, wages, job prospects, skills requirements and day-to-day tasks at

Job readiness

Go to for a program that can help job seekers build the skills employers say candidates need.

California reality check

This site provides calculators to determine costs of housing, transportation and clothes for students and job seekers to determine their job world readiness. Go to


Training opportunities are available through the California Employment Development Department's One-Stop Career Centers. For information on what kind of training you'll need or where to get training, go to and click on Jobs and Training.


Information on apprenticeship programs is available on the Department of Industrial Relations' website at

Job search

California One-Stop Career Centers provide free tools and resources for job seekers. Most centers offer advice from career specialists, free access to phones and the Internet, job listings and resume-writing workshops. To find the nearest center, go to


The state's Internet job listing system allows job seekers to search for jobs, post their resumes and research prospective employers. Go to The site is also accessible at One-Stop Career Centers.

Source: California Employment

Development Department