Employment Resources


CalCareers: The State of California offers a wide variety of careers and jobs, ranging from accounting to zoology. The services our employees provide are truly essential to the people of California. In public service, you will spend every day doing work that is vital to your state and your community.

  • Veterans: The State of California is honored to employ many current and former service members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Before you begin looking for a career with the state, we recommend you read more about the programs we have created specifically for you. Some may even give you an edge when applying for a job. When you are finished reading the information on this page, proceed to Step 1 below, and begin your search.

Career OneStop: Employment, Education, & Relocation Resources Just for Military Spouses – Resource library for military spouse employment, education and relocation information, including links to employment related information and other resources for military spouses and military families.

Center for Employment Training (CET): The mission of CET, an economic and community development corporation, is to promote human development and education by providing people with marketable skills training and supportive services that contribute to self-sufficiency.

  • Veteran’s Education: Center for Employment Training values the dedication of Veterans who have served our country.  CET works with State Approving Agencies (SAAs) to provide educational services to veterans and other eligible persons. State Approving Agencies provide a review, evaluation, and approval of quality programs of education and training under State and Federal criteria

Department of Labor (DoL) Veterans’ Employment & Training Service (VETS): We prepare America’s veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers.

Feds Hire Vets: In 2009, Executive Order 13518, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government, established the Veterans Employment Initiative and OPM created its Veterans Services Office to provide strategic leadership and direction for the Initiative. Using a strategic, straightforward approach to helping the men and women who have served our country in the military find employment in the Federal Government and helping to align the talents of these individuals with key positions, Veterans Services has better positioned the Government to meet mission objectives and citizens are better served. Veterans Services works across the Federal Government to increase the number of veterans, transitioning military service members, and their families employed and retained in the civil service. Currently, veterans represent approximately 31 percent of the Federal workforce, compared to 25.8 percent before the Executive Order was established.

Futures Explored: Futures Explored has been transforming the lives of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities for more than 55 years by providing a wide range of innovative community and employment training programs and services.

Greater Sacramento Urban League: Our mission since 1968 has been to help enhance education, job development and management skills for people in the Sacramento region. Over the years we have assisted thousands in achieving their social and economic goals. Many would say the Greater Sacramento Urban League is in the business of helping make Sacramento’s workforce more educated and productive.

Helmets to Hardhats: Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects transitioning active-duty military service members, veterans, National Guard and Reservists with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry. The program is designed to help military service members successfully transition back into civilian life by offering them the means to secure a quality career in the construction industry.

Military.com: Veteran Jobs – Search the largest free Veteran Job board to find jobs with veteran-friendly companies.

Military Hire: Military Hire connects veterans and military spouses/family with employers who value their character, skills, and service.

O*NET OnLine Crosswalk Search: Use your Military Occupation Classification (MOC) to identify jobs in the civilian workforce that use similar skills to the ones you’ve used in your military career.

Office of Veterans Business Development: The mission of this office is to maximize the availability of administration small business programs for veterans and their dependents or survivors.

Sacramento Job Corps Center: Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supersedes WIA 1998). For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site.

Sacramento Works: The Sacramento Works Job Center System provides resources and services to employers and job seekers in Sacramento County. Planning, policy, and oversight for the system is the responsibility of Sacramento Works, Inc., the Workforce Development Board, a 27-member volunteer board of directors. Services, resources, workforce development sector strategies, training programs, and services to employers are provided by the staff of Workforce Development Department of the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, the Employment Development Department and over 40 community workforce development partners.

Teach for America: Teach For America is a diverse network of leaders working to confront educational inequity through teaching and at every sector of society to create a country free from this injustice. Together, we are driving impact across the country to achieve our vision that one day all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Transition Assistance Online (TAOnline): It’s a daunting and stressful time for our transitioning military. Moving away from military life and into civilian life can be as scary as a frontline assault. Now more than ever our valued service men and women need the country’s support and patriotism as they return home. Since 1996, TAOnline.com (Transition Assistance Online) has been here to help the nearly 200,000 service members who transition from active duty every year as well as the hundreds-of-thousands of veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and spouses looking for civilian jobs. Our career site is dedicated to their placement in careers that fit their extraordinary motivation, loyalty, and skill. TAOnline.com assists our country’s heroes in gaining employment at the world’s finest military-friendly companies. We help match employers to candidates through the use of pertinent and dynamic career information, unique online tools, relationships with key partners, and our longevity and experience in the military career site business. Founded by former military personnel, TAOnline.com has been recognized by industry experts and organizations as a top leader in providing veteran jobs.

USAJobs.gov: USAJOBS connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world. As the Federal Government’s official employment site, USAJOBS helps the right people find the right jobs.

VetCentral: A Veteran-centered job resource.

VetJobs: We offer personalized, 1-on-1  job placement support, career exploration, and employment training at no cost to our applicants or our employer partners.

Volunteers of America: Northern California & Northern Nevada (VOA NCNN) – Founded locally in 1911, the Northern California & Northern Nevada affiliate of Volunteers of America (VOA NCNN) is one of the largest providers of social services in the region, operating more than 40 programs including housing, employment services, substance abuse and recovery services to families, individuals, veterans, seniors, and youth. In fact, VOA NCNN provides shelter or housing to over 2,800 men, women and children every night. Nationally, Volunteers of America helps more than 2.5 million people annually in more than 400 communities.

  • Employment & Empowerment: The various employment and rehabilitation services available include our Specialized Training Employment Program Services, and our Veterans Employment Services.
  • Veterans Services: Services include rapid re-housing, case-management and homeless prevention. A large focus is heavily placed on increasing our veteran men’s and women’s employment possibilities through life and job skills classes.

Women Veterans Alliance: Career Center – Empowering Women Veterans through networking, career and professional development and mentorship for women that have served and are currently serving.