Find a Job

The California Department of Rehabilitation can help you apply, prepare for, and find a job.

America's Job Centers of California (AJCCs), formerly called One-Stops, can help you find a job and plan for your career. Find an AJCC near you.

Cal Jobs is an online service provided by of Employment Development Department (EDD). It’s an excellent place to look for job openings and to post your resume.

People with visual impairments can find counselor that specializes in Blind and visual impairment through Department of Rehabilitation. A "(B)" is included in the address for DOR offices that have a designated blind counselor. To find a DOR office that has designated blind counselor near you, click here.

People who are deaf or hard of hearing can find counselor that specializes in deaf or hard of hearing through Department of Rehabilitation. A "(D/H)" is included in the address for DOR offices that have a designated deaf and hard of hearing counselor. To find a DOR office that has designated deaf and hard of hearing counselor near you, click here.

Stay Organized

Staying organized during your job search is important:
  • You can use this Job Search Log to keep track of the companies that you've interviewed with, contacts, and dates that you've applied for jobs.
  • You can use this Job Search Tracking Spreadsheet to track resume submissions, networking contacts, interviews, career websites, and more.

Work and Benefits

Talk to a trained expert who can help you understand or apply for benefit programs.Their goal is to help you avoid financial complications while developing a sustainable plan for the future. To find a benefits planner in California, use the DB101 Benefits Planner Directory.

You can use the Benefits to Work Calculator to find out how a job may affect your total income and your health coverage. To estimate how work will affect your benefits, use DB101's Benefits and Work Calculator.

Free Legal Help

For other legal advocacy services for people with disabilities contact Disability Rights California. You can call Toll Free at 1-800-776-5746 (Voice) or 1-800-719-5798 (TTY). To visit them online, click here.

To appeal a Department of Rehabilitation decision, you can contact the Client Assistance Project (CAP) online, or call Toll Free at 1-800-952-5544 (Voice) or 1-866-712-1085 (TTY).

Getting Help with your Benefits

To find an expert who can provide help with your benefits, visit the DB101 Find an Expert page. For questions about work and your Social Security benefits, you can call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 / 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD).

Community Based Organizations

Various community-based organizations provide staff to work with people concerning a range of options on state, federal, public, and private health and income programs. Counseling about benefits, as a community service, is an emerging field of expertise with different levels of services available. Some organizations may work with specific populations while others work with individuals with any type of disability.

Goodwill Industries services range from personal evaluation and office skills training to career counseling, childcare, and transportation. Some of these centers conduct Benefits Planning Assistance and Outreach for Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries related to work activity.

Goodwill IndustriesFind locations at www.Goodwill.org, or by calling (voice) 1-800-664-6577.

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers logoThe California Foundation for Independent Living Centers lists centers serving individuals with all disabilities. Many of these centers conduct Benefits Planning Assistance and Outreach for Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries related to work activity. Most independent living centers can refer callers to local benefit program information if they do not have these services.

Find the list of independent living centers at www.CFILC.org, or by calling (voice) 1-916-325-1690 or (TTY) 1-916-325-1695.

The California Department of Public Health's Office of AIDS lists 1,300 organizations providing HIV/AIDS services throughout California. Some of these organizations offer case management, benefits planning, and benefits counseling services that can include assistance with public and private benefits programs. You can search the list online, or call (voice) 1-800-367-AIDS (2437) or (TTY) 1-888-225-AIDS (2437).

Disability Rights California provides representation for consumers of public programs who are disabled. Website publications include topics on health care, benefit programs, and In-Home Supportive Services.