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Employment Services

State Services

California's Employment Development Department (EDD) Workforce Services assists veterans and their eligible spouses maximize their employment and training opportunities. Veterans are entitled to many resources 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.

Veterans are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an EDD veterans’ representative for personalized services and assistance to achieve professional goals.

See EDD's Services for Veterans website for more information. 

Federal Services

The U.S Department of Labor also supports CareerOneStop Centers. Job seekers may get information about other services , such as job search workshops to develop and practice job finding and interviewing skills, and referral to employment-related training. Their website below helps to translate military skills into civilian careers.

To locate the nearest CareerOneStop, call the America's Service Locator toll-free at (877) US2-JOBS or visit the Veterans Re-employment One-Stop Career Center webpage.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about EDD's Workforce Services website, department, your personal information, or an individual within EDD, there are several ways to contact them:


If you have a question that is not addressed in their FAQs section or on this website, or would like to report fraud, please contact them at Ask EDD. To help them answer your question, please include as much information as possible on the electronic forms. All of your information (e.g., Social Security Numbers) will be maintained in a fully secure environment.

By Mail

Employment Development Department
Workforce Services
PO BOX 826880 MIC 50
Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

By Phone

1-916-654-7799. Available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST), Monday through Friday, except on state holidays. TTY Users, please call the California Relay Service at 711.



State of California Employment Development Department WebLinks


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