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Labor Market Information

As an employer, are you familiar with the “going rate” for the jobs that you are looking to fill? Do you know what your competitors are paying? Do you have an appropriate and compelling job description? These are questions that you should know before you hire new employees. Here are a few websites for help. If you need additional help, feel free to contact the Tri-Valley One-Stop.

California Employment Development Dept. (EDD)

The EDD’s Labor Market Information Division is the state’s official source for workforce data and labor market information. They collect, analyze, and publish statistical data and reports on unemployment, occupations, wages and other critical economic data. You can localize the data to Alameda County or one of several local metropolitan areas.


CalJOBS system is California's online resource to help job seekers and employers navigate the state's workforce services. However, it can be much more of a resource for you than just posting jobs. You can search for candidates by a variety of criteria, access labor market information and a labor profile in the region. You can access links for HR issues, benefits, tax incentives and other valuable information.

Complete the online application and create your own login information including a username and password. In addition to your company’s contact information, you will need your company’s Unemployment Insurance Tax Identification Number to create a login. Within minutes you will be looking through thousands of candidates statewide.


O*Net Online is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. It was created for the general public to have access to a wide database of occupational information. The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. This information can be used for a variety of human resource functions, such as developing job orders and position descriptions and aligning training with current workplace needs. Information in O*NET is available for over 900 occupations. Each occupational title and code is based on the 2010 version of the Standard Occupational Classification system.