The U.S. Department of Labor serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights. This site lists many training and educational resources.
The Employment Development Department (EDD) 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. EDD representatives specialize in assisting veterans in their efforts to return to work. They offer veterans a 24-hour priority hold on all job listing, customized job search assistance, job fairs, employer recruitment, and other events and resources. Veterans are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an EDD representative for personalized services and assistance to achieve professional goals.
The dependent child, spouse or unmarried surviving spouses of a service-connected disabled or deceased veteran may be entitled to tuition and fee waiver benefits at any campus of the California State University system, University of California or a California Community College.
Upward Bound helps veterans transition more effectively into college. The Program provides free college prep courses in Computer Science, English, Math, Typing and Spanish. Students receive personalized attention from experienced instructors, as well as comprehensive support services. They are advised on GI Bill benefits and assistance with the college enrollment process.
The websites listed below feature employers looking to hire veterans like you! If you are an employer looking to hire a veteran, please contact one of our Business Specialist from our Employer Services Section.
CalVet connects veterans to Federal, State and local employment opportunities. The employers listed on CalVet have expressed a specific interest in recruiting veterans.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this website provides employment and training resources and information for veterans entering the workforce. There is information for all veterans, including job search tips, and sections for disabled and women veterans.
JAN provides free consulting services for individuals with physical or intellectual limitations that affect employment. Services include one-on-one consultation about job accommodation ideas, requesting and negotiating accommodations, and rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws. Although JAN does not help individuals find employment, they do provide information for job seekers. This site is also available in Spanish.
This program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, Vet Success offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
Services can include counseling, labor market information, job referrals, job search workshops, and job development with potential employers. All veterans are eligible for the Veterans Intensive Program. Special assistance is available for veterans with service-connected disabilities.
Hire Heroes USA is dedicated to creating job opportunities for U.S. military veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training and corporate engagement. Services are provided at no cost.
eBenefits is a portal for veterans, service members, and their families to research, find, access, and manage their benefits and personal information. It offers a personalized workspace called My Dashboard that provides quick access to eBenefits tools where veterans can apply for benefits, download the DD 214, and view benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed.
My Next Move is an easy-to-use online tool created by the U.S. Department of Labor that allows veterans to enter information about their experience and skills in the field and match it with civilian careers that put that experience to use. The site also includes information about salaries, apprenticeships, and other related education and training programs.