Finding a job in California can be a challenge, especially if you’re moving here from another state. This is a collection of the best information and resources currently available to help you find employment and get hired in California. Included on the list are popular job boards, major employers in the state, California labor statistics, occupational information, cost of living comparisons, business information, employment tools and more.

CA Employment Development Department – The State of California Employment Development Department has tons of helpful links and tools for job seekers, including resources for the elderly, disabled and veterans.

University of California Job Search – Search the entire University of California system for job openings. The UC system is a 10 school, public university system that ranks among the top universities in the world. California Jobs – Search one of the largest online databases for job hunters by state, city or industry. You can also set up email alerts and upload your resume for potential employers to view. California Jobs – Another great job search website, has California job listings by major cities and key metro areas, as well as smaller cities. Like Monster’s job search board, you can also upload your resume for viewing.

Major Employers By County – Find all the major employers in California by county, name, industry or occupation. A great way to get a feel for the local job market anywhere in the state.

CA Economy At A Glance – Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that includes an overview of the economic statistics from major metro areas around the state.

Cal State University Careers – Search for jobs at all 23 California State University locations. The cities that have California State Universities are: San Jose, Chico, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Fresno, Humboldt, Maritime (Vallejo), Pomona, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Long Beach, East Bay (Hayward), Fullerton, Northridge, Stanislaus, Dominguez Hills, Sonoma, San Bernardino, Bakersfield, San Marco, Monterey Bay, and Channel Islands.

California Craigslist – Craigslist can be hit-and-miss depending on the type of working you’re looking for, but it’s still a great resource you should include as part of your job search. This list shows all the local Craigslist boards in California.

Glass Door – Glass Door has quickly become one of the go-to job boards online, especially for professionals and tech workers, of which California has many. You can also find company information, ratings and salary ranges.

Cost Of Living Comparison – Cost of living varies throughout the nation, as well as within California. This helpful tool allows you to compare everything from rent to food prices in different cities, both in and outside of California.

Occupational Outlook – The Bureau of Labor Statistics has one of the best collections of occupational data and information, including more than 400 industries and 800 occupations.

California Employment Stats – The Public Police Institute of California (PPIC) is a nonprofit research group that conducts polls and presents information about California public policy, including statistics on employment growth and unemployment rate.


Starting A Business In California – From the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, a step-by-step guide of what you need to do to start a new business in California.

CalJobs – Job searching tools for California, including everything from career and educational services to community benefits, veterans services, unemployment and labor market news.