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Looking for a job or planning a career in the LOS ANGELES Area?

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You're in the right place for LOCAL job openings, career assistance and information for the Southern California Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino & Ventura.

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Mega-Sites of Job Listings

Welcome to the Job Shopping Malls of the Internet

Here you can search or browse through:
  • dated job openings
  • for many different types of positions
  • from many named employers.
These sites are so large and so rich that it's tough to tell them apart. How do you decide which of these mega-sites has the jobs you're looking for? First, decide if you are interested in national or local listings. You may find the national listings valuable even if you want to stay in California: look for companies with a local presence who may be advertising for positions elsewhere. This is a clue that the company is expanding. There may be a California job that hasn't been advertised.

Electra has tried to evaluate the sites in terms of California coverage and whether or not they also include "Low-Tech" jobs. As you'll soon discover, many of the job listings on the Web are for computer-types. What about less technical titles such as Nurse Practitioner, Human Resources Manager, Inventory Control Clerk? The "% of Low-Tech Jobs" is a rough guide to whether these positions are also covered in the site.

Use the ratings as a rough guideline--your mileage may vary.


Getting the Most Out of Mega-Job Sites

National Mega-Sites

The Employer Pays
No Cost to Job Seeker

# of California Jobs

More Rating = More California Jobs

% of Low-Tech Jobs

More Rating = More Low-Tech Jobs
CareerOneStop RatingRating
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Nation Job NetworkRatingRating
California Jobs? Search this database of national listings by job title & location (ZIP code among other options.)

COST?: Free to employer and to applicant though registration is required for a full range of services.

Search: Keyword search job titles and select a state--or search all jobs by keyword.

Browse: By job title and zip code.

CareerOneStop includes over a million available jobs nationally, making it by far the largest of the large sites. Some jobs give employer contact information. The majority refer you to the Employment Development Department where the job opening was filed. When you find an interesting job, press the "To Apply" button and attach the form to your resume and send it to the EDD office address given.

Sponsor: US Department of Labor and the state operated public Employment Service.

Features: You can also register and connect to job banks for fifty states, including California's Job Bank. Salary ranges listed for many positions.

Search by Occupation, Keyword, Military Occupation Code and branch of service.

Employer Locator - Search
America's Career InfoNet offers this FREE interface to InfoUSA's database of 12 million U.S. employers. Excellent resource for compiling local prospect lists of employers.
Steps involved are:

  1. Select an Industry Division ( e.g., Construction, Retail, Services)
  2. Select a State
  3. Select a Major Industry and Geographic Region
  4. Select up to five Cities
  5. Select a more Specific Industry
  6. Final list offers company name, key contact, phone number and street map.

Dot CareerBuilder
California Jobs? Yes, more than 5,000 jobs found on a recent visit.

COST? Free to jobseeker; registration (free) required to post resume.

Search: Keyword search by location provided.

Browse: By location, company name, job category, industry.

Site claims access to over 400,000 continuously updated jobs from 350 sites. Broad range of titles offered (technical & non-technical) for browsing. Because many listings come from newspaper classifieds there are lots of low-tech jobs included in the mix.

Sponsor:Tribune Company and Knight Ridder. (Formerly CareerPath.)

Features: Using the Advanced Job Search feature, you can search by location and job type. California entries include:,,

Resume posting: Free. Must register.

Learn more about Electronic Resume Banks.

Dot Contract Job Hunter

California Jobs? Yes.

COST? Guests can search a portion of the database free; other features are for registered members ($25 per year.)

Search: By keyword, company, date, location.

Browse: Difficult to browse, but at the Advanced Search page you can set a recent date to see at jobs listed since then.

This site lists contract jobs rather than permanent full-time employment . "The vast majority of jobs appearing on this site are for contract engineering, IT, and technical positions. We do, however, also accept listings for direct (captive) positions as long as they meet the following criteria. Any direct opening must be:
  • "no-fee" to applicants
  • for a position with the advertiser's client (unless it is for "staff" openings ie: recruiters, sales, etc.)
  • identified as a direct job
Sponsor: Publisher of Contract Employment Weekly.

Search a database of Contract Staffing Firms.

Features: An Introduction To The World Of Contracting spells out some of the features of contract employment.

California Jobs? On a recent visit 1,000+ jobs (for the past week) were listed in California.

COST? Free to job seekers. Must register (free) to post resume.

Search: By keyword, location or job category.

Browse: By location or job category.

Certainly the most well-known of the mega job sites, now features 250,000+employers.

Sponsor: TMP Worldwide, an international advertising agency.

Employers are charged to post jobs or to search the resume bank. The price for job posting depends on number of jobs and other services.

Features: Company Boulevard links to information about employers on Monster Board.

Resume posting: Free but you must register.

Also offers Monster Career Advice Community where you can listen or participate in career chats, tips, message boards.

Learn more about Electronic Resume Banks.

Dot Nation Job Network
California Jobs? Hundreds of California jobs.

COST? Free to jobseekers.

Search: By keyword, job category or location.

Browse: By field, location, education, duration (full or part-time), salary range.

Employers are charged to list job openings (See Information for Employers for fees charged.)

Sponsor: NationJob, Inc. an independent private company based in DesMoines, IA

Features: Browse all companies using Nation Jobs.

Resume notification service is called "P. J. Scout." Registration (free) is required.

Learn more about Electronic Resume Banks.