find resources:
Employment
  • EDD offices have veterans representatives available to assist with job searches at any time
  • An unemployment claim is not needed to seek help at an EDD office
  • It’s best to apply for unemployment online, visit the California Employment Development Department (EDD), or
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  • America’s Job Centers of California (formerly known as Worksource Centers) are funded by the state of CA and provide free services to help find a job.  There are different levels of services.To find a local America’s Job Centers of California, call (888) 226-6300 or enter zip code and click SEARCH
    • Core Services are free for everyone. Computer use, job listings, phones, printers, and fax machines are some of the resources available.
    • Intensive Services are free for people who are having trouble finding a job.  Services may include resume help, vocational assessment, interviewing skills, and other job guidance assistance.
    • Training Services are free for people who are having trouble finding a job even with the Intensive Services and who have a very low income.  Services may include job training and help with paying for things you need to get a job, such as tools or licenses.

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The State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) has programs specifically for Veterans. Click the agency name to visit their website and find more details. 
Agencies are available to help in preparing a resume. Enter your zip code and click Search

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Job Readiness programs help in several aspects of the job search process including resume preparation, practice interviews and other job skills. Enter your zip code and click Search

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Veteran e-Mentor is an online mentoring program for military personnel, veterans, and military spouses. eMentor allows proteges to select a mentor, and when accepted work together on goals and action plans. Click the agency name to visit their website and find more details. 

The Military Skills Translator can be a useful tool in converting skills acquired in the military into marketable assets for a civilian job. Job listings are also available. Click the agency name to visit their website and find more details.
  • The Veterans Employment Assistance Program (VEAP) is a special employment program for veterans sponsored by the state of CA
  • The program pays for training and also helps with job search
  • Enter zip code and click SEARCH to find an agency that has the VEAP program

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  • The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) provides intensive employment support as well as some housing support for veterans who are homeless
  • The definition of homeless includes not having a stable place to stay, staying with friends of family, or having to spend some nights sleeping outside
  • HVRP requires participation in an employment program and provides other services to help
  • Enter your zip code and click SEARCH to find a local HVRP program

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There are many employment programs that focus on helping veterans find jobs.  These programs are not affiliated with the VA, and have a various programs and services that can assist in the job search.


Hire Heroes USA provides training and coaching for veterans transitioning to civilian employment. Each week appointments are available to meet with a Veteran Transition Specialist. Click the agency name to visit their website and find more details and register for available appointments. 


Hiring Our Heroes lists job fairs for veterans and has a Wounded Veterans and Caregivers employment program. Click the agency name to visit their website and find more details. 


Corporate America Supports You (CASY) will connect you with a Veteran Employment Specialist to assist in your job search. Click the agency name to visit their website and find more details. 


Silhouettes for VETS educates and coaches Veterans and their families for employment transition. Click the agency name to visit their website and find more details.

Goodwill Southern California has a specialized intensive employment programs for women and can also help stabilize housing situations. Search for local resources near you below

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Human Potential Consultants has a program for women veterans as well as female spouses of veterans. Services include vocational assessment, job training, and some financial assistance. Search for local resources near you below

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Women in Non Traditional Employment Roles (WINTER) specializes in preparing women for high-wage and high-skill labor positions in traditionally male dominated fields. Search for local resources near you below

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Vocational Rehabilitation is a benefit available through the VA. Click the button to visit the site

Goodwill Southern California has employment programs for women veterans and veterans with families. Search for local resources near you below

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The Small Business Association (SBA) has a lot of good information to help veteran entrepreneurs. Search for local resources near you below

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The Disabled Veteran Business Alliance (DVBA) has tools and resource to help veteran entrepreneurs. Click the agency name to visit their website and find more details. 

The VA also has an entrepreneur portal to assist in locating resources and support. VA EntrepreneurClick the agency name to visit their website and find more details. 

The Jonas Project can help with creating a business plan and seeking funding and office equipment for a new business. Mentors are also available to assist warrior entrepreneurs. Click the agency name to visit their website and find more details. 
You can find information about getting around and paying for transportation on our Transportation guided search. Click the link below to visit 211 LA's transportation guided search and find more details. 
Visit our Community Calendar section to find a variety of events, including job fairs and other events for veterans and their families. To find veteran events, sort the activities by shoosing "Veterans Events" in the Event Type section. Click the link below to visit our community calendar and find more details. 
The Army Career & Alumni Program (ACAP) lists jobs for transitioning veterans. Employers may register with this site and post jobs for potential employees nationwide. This service is free. Click the agency name to visit their website and find more details. 

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has launched 10,000 Strong, a Veterans Hiring Initiative. Partner companies offer jobs for returning service members which can leverage the skills they acquired while in the military. Click the agency name to visit their website and find more details. 

VETBIZ provides information about veteran-owned businesses. It also provides verification assistance. Click the agency name to visit their website and find more details.