Job Market Tools
The Job Market has a host of services available to help you in your job search. Read on below or come in to the office for more information.
There are a variety of workshops for all phases of your job search, from resumes to interviewing to self-employment and more.
Labor market websites
Labor Market information can be an invaluable tool for job seekers. You can research the field you'd like to go into and find out exactly how the job of your dreams matches the needs of your reality.
The following websites provide extensive information about wages, salaries, training requirements, and employment outlooks for different occupations. Research the jobs you're interested in and see if you're on a realistic track.
The Occupational Outlook Quarterly A Dept. of Labor publication, with articles on occupations, trends, education and training, choosing and changing jobs, college graduates, and workers without a bachelor's degree.
Occupational Outlook Handbook A Dept. of Labor publication, which profiles occupations using national trends and wage information.
O*Net A great resource for researching skills, tasks, and related occupations.
America's Career InfoNet Hosts information about career exploration, general outlook, wages and trends, and state profiles. Also contains a resource library. Lets you search by occupation for specific employers down to the community level.
Projections & Planning Information Contains data on: Labor Force; Wage and Salary Employment; Industry and Occupational Projections; Occupational Wages; and Social/Economic data. Statewide and county reports are also available.
CA Directory of Local Area Wages Contains data on the wages paid in the various counties in California over the past three years.
CA Job Prospects This is a career planning tool specifically for folks in California. You can choose from the following topics: Choosing a Career; Preparing for Your Career; Where the Jobs Are; Getting the Job; Your Future; and Internet Resources.
CA Professional & Business License Handbook Contains a list of occupations licensed by the state of California, along with licensing requirements, license fees, and the name and address of the licensing authority.
CA Occupational Guides Provides statewide information about job duties, working conditions, employment outlook, wages, benefits, entrance requirements, and training.
Labor Market Overview Comprehensive statewide labor market information from the CA Employment Development Department.
The Job Market has vocational counseling staff available by appointment -- call (707) 441-JOBS for availability. Counselors can help with all aspects of your job search, including resume critiques, interview help, interest assessments, job search, and more!