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Looking for a State Job?

The State of California offers a rich variety of career possibilities—including hundreds of professions. Many state employees find that California state government is more than just a great place to work, it is a career in public service. Job seeker The state offers great health benefits and has one of the best pension plans in the nation.  To start your state career, you must first establish your eligibility, then you can apply for vacant positions.

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Services for State Employees

California Employees

The State of California offers a wide array of services and benefits for our employees. On this website you can find information about health, vision, and dental benefits as well as learn about promotional opportunities within state service.

If you are interested in enhancing your career through state-sponsored training courses, you can sign up for classes that help you expand on your current skills and abilities. The CalHR site also offers links specially designed to help new employees navigate the intricacies of state service and learn more about all the possibilities the State of California offers as an employer.

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Resources for State HR Professionals

State human resources professionals are the gears that turn the wheels of California’s civil service. CalHR is here to provide answers and assistance for HR professionals in state service. This website is designed to help HR professionals throughout state service get the information they need to help keep their departments running smoothly and ensure that their workforce has the tools to do their job.

The CalHR website is designed to assist HR professionals in managing their workforce from recruiting and hiring applicants to learning about regulations and planning for retirement and succession.

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Recent News

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State of California Honors 15 with Medal of Valor; Highest Honor Given to State Employees (4/12/2016) - The State of California today honored 15 state workers with the Medal of Valor for demonstrating extraordinary acts of bravery and heroism in order to save the life of another.

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Keep up to date on new features and content by subscribing to our social sites and providing us with your valuable feedback.  As the Department of Human Resources for the State of California, we strive to provide excellent services not only to applicants, but also to all our state agencies and departments.

Follow us to learn more about new and exciting developments to our site!  In 2016 CalHR will be rolling out a series of website improvements starting with the new site.


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With our new site, you can now apply online. Create your CalCareer account to get started! 

Our Leaders

Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor of the State of California
Marybel Batjer, Secretary of the Government Operations Agency
Richard Gillihan, Director of the Department of Human Resources
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