Career One Stop
The Employment Center is a service of Career One-Stop programs for job seekers looking for work.
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
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.
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.
Federal Jobs has information on how to get government jobs. This link is to the disabled hiring program.
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.
The links to resources to the right offer terrific resources to help people with disabilities find a great job.
Job search need not be limited 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. Your clients 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.
Suggest they apply tried-and-true job hunting tactics: Ask people they know if they’re aware of any open positions or good companies. If they’ve received training or education, contact their school’s alumni association or information center to find job networking services. They can join a business-centered online social network such as LinkedIn.com.
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.
Job clubs can be found by looking in local newspaper's business or community calendar section. You may know of about groups in your area that you could suggest. The local Chamber of Commerce or community college can also be a good resource.
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 many more job fairs are open to anyone and are 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 remind clients to take these along.