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Employment and Training Services
One Stop Career Center
730 La Guardia Street
Salinas, CA 93905
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Telephone: 800-870-4750
Fax: 831-755-3246
TDD: 831-755-4867
EDD Phone: 831-796-3635
Employer Phone: 831-796-3636
Employer Fax: 831-796-3650

Unemployment Services Online

Employment Development Department

Visit the online headquarters of California's Employment Development Department. This website allows you to file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits, disability insurance benefits and other significant services related to employment.

File for unemployment (online application). Please have the following information available when filing your claim (allow 30 - 60 minutes to complete):
  • Your name and social security account number
  • Your mailing and residence addresses (if different)
  • Your telephone number
  • Your last employer information (regardless of the length of time you worked for the employer) including name, address (mailing and physical location) and telephone number (including area code)
  • Information on all employers you worked for during the 18 months prior to submitting your applications and filling your claim, including name, period of employment, wages earned and how you were paid
  • Your last date worked and the reason you are no longer working
  • Your gross earnings in the last week you worked, beginning with Sunday and ending with your last day of work
  • Your driver's license or ID card number, if you have either
  • Your citizenship status (which may include your alien registration number)

Career Transitions

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Career Transitions is an online resource offering a complete, personalized and guided system for finding a new job. This FREE service integrates all the tools you need in the job search process. These tools include: Discovering Interests, Exploring Careers, Preparing Resume, Improving Chances and Finding Jobs. Go check it out HERE.

First-Time Job Hunters

Riley Guide

Most comprehensive job and career information site on the Internet. It contains hundreds of annotated links for job sites, including general and career-specific sites, as well as job fair information, alternative work schedules, online resume databases, international job opportunities, state job sites, and much more.

Job Hunters Bible

This site, set up by Dick Bolles, is the online companion to his popular book "What Color is Your Parachute?" It features hundreds of annotated links about finding jobs, creating and posting resumes, and researching companies, fields, and salaries. Also includes short articles for job hunters, career changers, recruiters, and counselors.


This site from the California Employment Development Department is "designed to help you prepare for and find a new entry-level job." Features material about "getting job ready" (making a good impression, finding child care, arranging transportation, planning to arrive on time, and adopting a good attitude), job titles and descriptions of entry and mid-level positions, suggestions for finding available jobs, and tips for applications, resumes, cover letters, and interviews.


CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

This is the online version of the popular career source. The profile for each career covers the nature of the work, working conditions, employment, training, job outlook, earnings, and related occupations. The handbook can also be searched alphabetically, by keyword, or by occupational cluster.

Social Networking

Career/Social Networking

Career and social networking online resources. Where to network online as part of your job search and how to use a social network to help land a job.


LinkedIn is a free interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. Search through ready-made lists of classmates and colleagues, scour e-mail contacts, and look for jobs. LinkedIn will tell you who knows whom, that might give you an inside edge. Groups include “A Job Needed”, “Employment Hints & Tips” etc.


Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?


Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life. Facebook is an ideal way to maintain and establish an effective business network

Resumes & Cover Letters


All kinds of information on electronic resumes and online networking including how to format an electronic resume. Includes sample resume templates from Resume

Resume Writing 101

The College Board offers guidance to get your resume in shape for jobs and internships.


This business writing site, set up by consultant William S. Frank, features "How to write a great letter" and "200 of the world's best letters." The cover letter library includes examples of letters dealing with job searching, market readiness, job offers, etc.

Dress for Success

When Job Hunting – Dress for Success.

Links to "Dress for Success" for Women and Men (includes samples of casual and formal attire).

Job Researching Company Research is designed to help job seekers learn about careers, companies, working conditions, available positions, and all other aspects of getting a job. The specific URL above links to a section that allows visitors to obtain a short description of more than 3,000 companies, with a focus on their history, corporate culture, and the pros and cons of being an employee.

WetFeet: Helping You Make Smarter Career Decisions

Wet Feet Inc. is a recruitment solutions provider that helps leading corporations to more effectively attract, screen, hire and retain the right people. The site has links to city and industry profiles, resume advise, job listings, and internship opportunities.


This Wall Street Journal site, the "premiere career site for executives, managers, and professionals," has dozens of short essays on career management, executive recruiters, and job hunting advice.

Job Listings

In one simple search, Indeed gives job seekers free access to millions of employment opportunities from thousands of websites. includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages, and more. Search by job title, or browse by employment categories or cities.

Simply Hired

Powerful search engine that scours the web for classifieds in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and India. Provides statistics about salaries, demographics and hiring trends. A “Special Search” looks for jobs friendly to dog lovers, seniors, moms and other unique categories.

Named a "Top" or "Best" site for job hunting and careers according to US News & World Report, Forbes, and PC Magazine. Includes free job hunting e-books advice from job search experts and section on finding a job using Craigslist.

Real Match

Realmatch has changed the landscape of online recruitment by introducing Real-Time Job Matching ™, a technology that allows employers and job seekers to specifically define themselves, their needs and their preferences. Whether white collar, blue collar or no collar, Realmatch more efficiently connects employers and job seekers.

Entry Level Jobs and Internships

Featuring hundreds of thousands of internships for college students and entry level jobs for recent graduates.


Find all the jobs with one search, on one site. This website allows users to upload resumes and makes it available for employee searches.

Cool Works

This site lists thousands of interesting jobs at national and state parks, ski resorts, summer camps, dude ranches, and on cruise ships. Covers paid and volunteer jobs, as well as full-time and seasonal jobs.

One of the leading online global employment resources. Find jobs, research companies, and get career advice from experts.


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