The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has launched a special Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet℠ webpage featuring employers In Their Own Words – describing the many reasons hiring a vet is good for business.
California is home to 1.8 million military veterans, 8.4 percent of the nation’s veteran population.
To help employers connect with services designed to assist them, the Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet℠ webpage also offers links to helpful resources, including more information about America’s Job Center of California℠ (AJCC) locations throughout the state.
These offices offer EDD veterans representatives who specialize in assisting veterans with employment and training opportunities and who stand ready to help employers find and prepare veterans for the jobs available. The centers also offer job fairs, employer recruitments, and other events and resources designed specifically for both veterans and employers. The staff available complement EDD’s online resources, including:
- CalJOBS℠: EDD’s recently redesigned online resource for both job seekers and employers provides employment and labor information for California. Veterans can easily search for jobs anywhere in the state, access career resources, and find information on education and training programs. Employers can quickly find qualified candidates for their job openings. More than 160,000 veterans already have posted résumés on CalJOBS℠.
- The California Veterans Occupational Resource Zone: combines occupational tools with local labor market information and job vacancy listings. This page provides much greater access to up-to-date information for veterans seeking civilian employment. It also provides links to employment projections, occupations in demand, and maps showing veterans’ population and labor force information by county.
- Veterans’ Services webpage: offers a detailed listing of EDD and nonEDD services and resources, including The Occupational Crosswalk, which helps veterans find civilian occupations that require skills similar to their military jobs by linking the Military Occupation Code to the Standard Occupational Classification.
The EDD CalJOBS℠ online job matching system features the resumes of more than 160,000 veterans.