Here are some websites and resources the state offers jobseekers.
Career explorationCalifornia Occupational Guides provide local and statewideinformation about training, wages, job prospects, skillsrequirements and day-to-day tasks at www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/occguides.
Job readinessGo to www.worksmart.ca.gov for aprogram that can help job seekers build the skills employers saycandidates need.
California reality checkThis site provides calculators to determine costs of housing,transportation and clothes for students and job seekers todetermine their job world readiness. Go to www.californiarealitycheck.com.
TrainingTraining opportunities are available through the CaliforniaEmployment Development Department's One-Stop Career Centers. Forinformation on what kind of training you'll need or where to gettraining, go to www.edd.ca.govand click on Jobs and Training.
ApprenticeshipsInformation on apprenticeship programs is available on theDepartment of Industrial Relations' website at www.dir.ca.gov.
Job searchCalifornia One-Stop Career Centers provide free tools and resourcesfor job seekers. Most centers offer advice from career specialists,free access to phones and the Internet, job listings andresume-writing workshops. To find the nearest center, go to www.edd.ca.gov.
CalJOBSThe state's Internet job listing system allows job seekers tosearch for jobs, post their resumes and research prospectiveemployers. Go to www.caljobs.ca.gov. The site isalso accessible at One-Stop Career Centers.
Source: California Employment
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