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 jobseekers.

Career exploration

California Occupational Guides provide local and statewideinformation about training, wages, job prospects, skillsrequirements and day-to-day tasks at

Job readiness

Go to for aprogram that can help job seekers build the skills employers saycandidates need.

California reality check

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


Training 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 click on Jobs and Training.


Information on apprenticeship programs is available on theDepartment of Industrial Relations’ website at

California 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


The state’s Internet job listing system allows job seekers tosearch for jobs, post their resumes and research prospectiveemployers. Go to The site isalso accessible at One-Stop Career Centers.

Source: California Employment

Development Department