Employment Resources

BULLETIN: Veteran, Military Pathways to Emergency Medical Services Certification, Licensure – California Veterans and active duty Servicemembers who received medical training during military service may be eligible to apply for certification and licensure as California Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) or Advanced EMTs (AEMT). Any individual who possesses a valid National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT card is eligible to apply for EMT certification in California. In addition, individuals who can provide evidence of having successfully completed a qualifying emergency medical services training program of the U.S. Armed Forces within the preceding two years may be permitted to take the challenge exam. Individuals may also be able to challenge the exam if they were active in the last two years in a pre-hospital emergency medical classification during military service which does not have formal recertification requirements. Those individuals may be required to take a refresher course or complete Continuing Education courses as a condition of certification. Those who possess a qualifying AEMT card and those who can provide an AEMT course completion record or other qualifying proof of successful course completion may apply for that certification. For more information, call the California Emergency Medical Services Authority at 916-323-9875 or go to www.emsa.ca.gov/Veteran_Pathways_to_EMS_Certification_and_Licensure. You may also contact your local EMS agency for information and assistance. To find the EMS agency nearest you, go to www.emsa.ca.gov/local_ems_agency_administrators.

LEGAL INFORMATION Law Prohibits Employment Discrimination: Employees who satisfy the eligibility requirement under the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act of 1994 are entitled to re-employment as long as they are a member of the U.S. armed services and meet the following five conditions: (1) The employee must have civilian employment; (2) the employee must give his employer notice prior to military service; (3) the employee’s cumulative length of service causing his absence from employment must be less than five years; (4) the employee must have been released from military service with at least a general discharge under Honorable Conditions; and (5) when the employee returns from active duty, he or she must report back to work within a certain period of time. An employee must give notice to his or her employer before taking military leave. For more information, visit the Department of Labor website.


El Dorado County: One-Stop Resource Career Center, 3047 Briw Road, Placerville, CA

  • Tim Whalen: (530) 642-7197

Placer County: Roseville One-Stop Career Center, 115 Ascot Drive, Suite 180, Roseville, CA

  • Edward Alexander: (916) 865-2464
  • Chuck Carter: (916) 865-2462
  • Gary McKenzie: (916) 865-2456
  • Dennis Pearson: (916) 865-2465

Sacramento County: EDD, Mark Sanders Career Center, 2901 50th Street, Sacramento, CA

  • Jose Guerra: (916) 862-4095
  • Randy Hadley: (916) 227-0134
  • Carol Katalbas: (916) 227-0315
  • Danny Martinez: (916) 202-3619
  • David Most: (916) 227-0320
  • John Plane: (916) 955-5716
  • Andy Sullivan: (916) 202-3266
  • Raymond Williams: (916) 955-7114

Sacramento Outstation: Sacramento Veterans Resource Center, 7270 East Southgate Drive, Sacramento, CA
Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(916) 393-8387

Yolo County: Department of Employment & Social Services, 25 North Cottonwood Street, Woodland, CA

  • Robert Schlalos: (530) 661-2618


Employers seeking military experience: The employers listed on this page are actively seeking Veterans and those with military experience; CLICK HERE


The reason may be your background check. If you’ve ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, no matter how long ago, many companies exclude you from employment.

The Voluntary Legal Services Program’s Criminal Records Expungement & Driver’s License Reinstatement Clinic will prepare legal documents and advise you on all other aspects of the expungement process free of charge if you an eligible low income person in living in Sacramento, Yolo, San Joaquin, Placer, or El Dorado Counties. To find out more about the expungement process, you can view a self-help video at www.saclaw.org for answers to commonly asked questions and a step-by-step tutorial on preparing your own expungment documents if you are unable to seek help through this program.

Locations & Operating Policies:

  • Most Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ 2411 Alhambra Blvd. Ste. 110, Sacramento: No appts. are made by phone. Clients must make appts. in person on Monday mornings @ 7 a.m. at this clinic location. Your appt. will be scheduled for Tues., Wed., or Thurs. of that week.
  • 1st Friday of each month, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. @ Mather Campus Career Center, 1068 Schirra Ave., Mather: Residents only, first come-first served. Phone: (916) 876-4022
  • 2nd Friday of each month, 12 p.m. @ Hillsdale Career Center, 5655 Hillsdale Blvd. #8, Sacramento: Walk-ins for orientation & assessment. Phone: (916) 263-4100
  • 3rd Friday of each month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. @ Rancho Cordova Career Center, 10381 Old Placerville Rd., Rancho Cordova: First 6 clients, walk-in. Phone: (916) 563-5147
  • 4th Friday of each month, 12 p.m. @ South County Training Center, 8401-A Gerber Rd., Sacramento: Walk-ins for orientation & assessment. Phone: (916) 525-4717

If you are a low-income person and will benefit from these services, you can call (916) 551-2155 for more recording information about these services.

Employment Resources for Military & Veterans

California State Personnel Board: Information on how to apply for a CA state job using Veterans Preference.

Center for Employment Training (CET): The contextual learning and competency-based skills training are key components of the CET model. Classrooms, shops and labs all emulate the industrial model that helps students socialize to the workplace environment. CET is keeping in step with today’s job market by incorporating in all of its training a “Green” element and gradually credentialing all of its courses to industry specifications. CET training is realistic, relevant and affordable. Business office technology, heating ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC), medical administrative assistant, and medical assistant programs are available.

Corporate America Supports You (CASY)/Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN): Chartered in 2012 and 2004 respectively as private sector non-profit organizations with the mission to provide no-cost employment readiness, vocational training, and one-on-one job placement services for National Guard, Reserves, transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses, homeless female veterans, war wounded and caregivers of war wounded. CASY and MSCCN function as one Military job-placement unit serving two target audiences. Where CASY offers an outlet for Military and Military affiliates, MSCCN focuses on spouses of Military, and Military caregivers. CASY-MSCCN operates as an employment partner to all branches of the Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Coast Guard, through Memoranda of Understanding (MOU). All of our employment and training programs are supported by solid partnerships with major corporations, job-recruiters, mid-size companies, and small businesses that provide employment opportunities for our Military-affiliated job seekers. Our state-of-the-art Gateway technology, built by Kenexa/IBM, provides real-time, verifiable tracking and outcome reports to our employment partners, Military, and donors.

e-Vets Resource Advisor: The e-VETS Resource Advisor assists veterans preparing to enter the job market. It includes information on a broad range of topics, such as job search tools and tips, employment openings, career assessment, education and training, and benefits and special services available to veterans.

ElitePrep U: This is a pending non-profit 501c3 organization based in Hayward, California. Our mission is to increase Veteran workforce integration and train, mentor and educate Veterans and individuals to develop entrepreneurial and managerial mindsets by working directly with and learning directly from successful entrepreneurs, business leaders and corporate managers and executives.

Feds Hire Vets: Feds Hire Vets is your single site for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials.

Futures Explored, Inc.: Provides life skills and work-related training to adults with developmental disabilities. Group-supported employment, individual placement/job development, and more services are available.

Greater Sacramento Urban League: Mission since 1968 has been to help enhance education, job development and management skills for people in the Sacramento region. Over the years we have assisted thousands in achieving their social and economic goals. Many would say the Greater Sacramento Urban League is in the business of helping make Sacramento’s workforce more educated and productive.

Helmets To Hardhats: Are you looking for a job, or are you looking for a career? If you’re looking for a career, you’re in the right place. Helmets to Hardhats places quality men and women from the Armed Forces into promising building and construction careers.

In Gear Career: This nonprofit was started by Military Spouses for Military Spouses, and operates on the principle that past and present Military Spouses will help each other find fulfilling employment, build community, expand professional networks, capture lessons learned and mentor each other towards meaningful careers.

Job Journal: the Next Generation of Job Search. Job Journal has been helping employers find exceptional people and jobseekers find outstanding opportunities for over 30 years. The concept for this website will transform the future of online recruiting for both employers and jobseekers.

Military.com’s Veteran Employment Center: Find employers looking for military experience.

MilitaryHire.com: A free site where former military personnel can seek careers and utilize their professional skills. You can post your resume, search for job openings, research companies, and get information on relocation, salary and other benefits.

Military Skills Translator: Use your Military Occupation Classification (MOC) to identify jobs in the civilian workforce that use similar skills to the ones you’ve used in your military career.

MilSpouse.org: Resource library for military spouse employment, education and relocation information, including links to employment related information and other resources for military spouses and military families.

Office of Veterans Business Development: OVBD is dedicated to serving the veteran entrepreneur by creating, executing and promoting policies and programs that provide assistance to veterans seeking to start and develop small businesses.

Sacramento Job Corps Center: An innovative community preparing young adults to become employable and contributing members of the society based on career success standards

Sacramento Works: Search the Sacramento area for employment opportunities.

Teach for America: Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. Today, more than 10,000 corps members are teaching in 46 urban and rural regions across the country, while nearly 28,000 alumni work across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education.

Transition Assistance Online (TAO): The largest source of transition assistance information, jobs, and tools for today’s separating military. On this career site for military veterans, service members can find the resources needed to transition from their much appreciated military service, to the perfect civilian career.

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Advisor: The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Advisor helps Veterans understand employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, benefits and remedies under the Act.

USAJobs.gov: USAJOBS.gov is a free web-based job board enabling federal job seekers access to thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations, allowing agencies to meet their legal obligation (5 USC 3327 and 5 USC 3330) of providing public notice for federal employment opportunities.

U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS): VETS provides Veterans with resources and services to help them succeed in the 21st century work force. VETS provides information on maximizing employment opportunities, protecting employment rights, meeting labor-market demands with qualified Veterans, and other related topics.

VetCentral: Vet-centered job resource

Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC): The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) is a non-profit organization 501c(3), partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is a division of Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc. (VVC) Serving veterans since 1980. The VBOC mission is to advance the growth and commercial competitiveness of veteran owned small business enterprises through education and services focusing on business development, technology deployment and e-commerce.

Veterans’ Preference elaws Advisor: The Veterans’ Preference Advisor allows Veterans to examine the preferences for which they might be entitled with regard to federal jobs.

VetJobs: America’s premier job board for Veterans

VET NET: Transitioning from military to civilian life presents unique challenges. To make things easier and provide structure, a few of the leading organizations in veteran career development have combined forces to create one, easy place to start.

Volunteers of America: Volunteers of America, is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

Women Veterans Alliance: Empowering Women Veterans through networking, career and professional development and mentorship for women that have served and are currently serving.

Wounded Marine Careers Foundation: The Wounded Marine Training Center for Careers in Media helps disabled veterans heal through learning the art and skill of storytelling. Film industry professionals share their video and photojournalism expertise with participating disabled veterans.