Career One Stop
The Employment Center is a service of Career One-Stop programs for job seekers looking for work.
Locating One-Stop Centers
Find the closest location of One-stop Centers to where you live.
Employment: The Road to Economic Independence
Employment information and resources for persons with disabilities.
California's Internet system for linking employer job listings and job seeker resumes.
EDD Workforce Services Offices–By City
Locate nearest workforce services offices by city.
Project Hire Assists individuals with disabilities to gain and sustain employment, in partnership with business and the community.
Hire Disability Solutions
is a recruiting company that specializes in placing people with disabilities.
DisabilityInfo.gov is a comprehensive, well-organized resource for employers and job seekers.
Ability Jobs is an employment website for job seekers with disabilities.
Job Board lists jobs in California and nationwide.
My Next Move is a web tool that offers ways to search for occupations, including required knowledge, skills, abilities, and technologies; simplified salary and employment outlook information, as well as links to specific training and employment opportunities.
Resume-Posting Sites: There are a small number of job matching sites that are targeted at candidates with disabilities.
Federal Jobs has information on how to get government jobs. This link is to the disabled hiring program.
U.S. Department of Labor lists occupations with the largest job growth.
Dress and Impress is a fun video with tips for youth going for a first job interview and others who have limited experience in the workplace or doing interviews.
On the right are resources to help people with disabilities find jobs.
Yet don’t limit your job search to disabilities sources. In focus groups, California employers consistently told us they primarily use internet job posting services and personal referrals to fill open positions, and they are not aware of all the disabilities-specific job services. You can search a large number of California job postings on job boards like craigslist.org and Monster.com, as well as regional and city job boards such as BAJobs.com in the San Francisco Bay Area, SanDiegoJobs.com, and many more around the state.
Apply tried-and-true job hunting tactics: Ask people you know if they’re aware of any open positions or good companies. If you’ve received training or education, contact your school’s alumni association or information center to find job networking services. Join a business-centered online social network such as LinkedIn.com. If you’re just beginning to build your personal network, call companies of interest and tell them you are researching a new career – ask if you may interview a manager there about how to break into the career you’re pursuing.
Ultimately, people and resources are available to help you become fully employed, and employers in need of good people like you. Don’t settle for a job that doesn’t offer the challenges and environment that you’re looking for!
One of the best ways to find a job is through networking with others. Job clubs can be an effective way to meet others and network to find job leads and useful information about work in your area. Job clubs, sometimes known as networking clubs, will differ but their main attraction is that they bring people who are looking for work together.
To find a Job club:
Job Fairs, which are also referred to as Career Fairs or Career Expos, are a common way for employers, recruiters, and schools to meet with prospective job seekers.
Many community groups and organizations sponsor job fairs on an annual or more frequent basis. Job fairs designed specifically for persons with disabilities can be helpful, but you will find many more job fairs that are open to anyone and oriented more to meet the needs of employers. Many of the online employment resources such as Monster and Career Builder sponsor job fairs. Larger employers, trade associations, community colleges and universities will sometimes sponsor job fairs. Some of these can be large and somewhat intimidating, but with preparation and some experience these can be well worth the effort. They usually include tables or boards where resumes can be collected and business cards exchanged, so take these with you.
The California EDD has ongoing listings of Job Fairs around the state.
ABILITYJobs Magazine is currently providing job seekers a free digi-mag of ABILITY Magazine, and is available as a bi-monthly publication.
ABILITYJobs is also a website dedicated to employment of people with disabilities.