Employment Development Department (EDD)

The Employment Development Department (EDD) assists veterans and their eligible spouses to maximize their employment and training opportunities. Veterans are entitled to many resources designed to help in their search for employment.

The EDD veterans’ representatives specialize in assisting veterans in their efforts to return to work and are located in many local EDD offices. Services provided include a veteran 24-hour priority hold on all job listings, customized job search assistance, job fairs, employer recruitments, and other events and resources.

Additional Employment Assistance, contact the local EDD veterans’ representatives:

Jim Mabary –

Robert Grimes – – 916-865-2440

Begin Your Civilian Job Search

You can search “jobs for veterans” on Google and enter your military occupational specialty code (MOS, AFSC, NEC or rating) to see relevant civilian jobs that require similar skills to those used in your military roles.


Learn about the state and federal benefits you are entitled to receive and how to claim them. Those benefits could compensate you for a service-connected disability, allow you to begin or resume your college education, care for your health, train for or find employment, buy a home, live out your years with dignity and respect, and much more!

To find out about the benefits you and your dependents are entitled to receive, Register, Log in or Browse now!

Women Veterans Alliance

The goals of Women Veterans Alliance are:

To Equip women with the tools to pursue a rewarding career
To Empower those women who want to become entrepreneurs
To Strengthen the sisterhood bond between women veterans
To Develop and Maintain strong community of women veteran supporters
To Educate the community that Women that have served are Veterans
Active chapters are Nevada County, Sacramento, South Placer County, Silicon Valley, and Yolo/Solano. With more chapters to come. The chapter meetings are open to any women that have served or currently serving.

Military Friendly Employers

At Military Friendly®, we strive every day to set the standard for civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurship opportunities. One that allows service members, veterans and military spouses to answer one simple-yet-complex question: “Is this opportunity right for me?”

Military Friendly® was built by veterans for veterans and their families. We’ve evolved over the years and will continue to enhance our survey questions, methodology, ratings and awards to identify the opportunities, careers and programs that demonstrate they not only have the commitment, but lead to better outcomes for veterans than non-Military Friendly® organizations. Throughout, we will always strive to:

Set stringent standards with a focus on programs leading to positive outcomes for veterans/military spouses.
Design our ratings to provide a comprehensive, holistic, neutral and unbiased view of an organization’s level of commitment, effort and success in leading to positive outcomes for veterans—regardless of the organization type or tax filing status.
Seek to use the most current, credible public data sources available in our methodology.
Be transparent about the categories we assess and the data sources we use in our methodology.
Provide a wide range of free, relevant resources to veterans, their families and military transition and employment professionals dedicated to helping veterans succeed after military service.
Champion veterans and military spouses not just for what they’ve done, but what they have yet to do.

My Next Move – For Veterans

Browse career options based by industry or on your military branch and classification code. The My Next Move Tool will suggest civilian careers with similar work tasks.

Military Skills Translator

Match Military Experience to Civilian Jobs

Marine Corps COOL: Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) helps Marne Corps Services members find information on certifications and licenses related to their jobs. Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) are mapped to civilian credentials ans Service members can learn how to obtain these credentials and plot out their careers.

Caliber Collision “Changing Lanes” Program

Changing Lanes is an employment program for military personnel transitioning to civilian life. Changing Lanes is an 18-week program that is offered for service members to train them to become auto body and collision repair techs. This program is free of charge and graduates receive a job at a Caliber Collision location

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