Help for Job Seekers


Lakewood residents needing help finding work can get assistance through the Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board (SELACO WDB). The agency provides online job help through CalJOBs, onsite EDD representatives and training resources through the America's Job Center of California.

SELACO WDB hosts programs and events supporting businesses as well as job seekers.

For more information, please call the America's Job Center, Cerritos, at 562-402-9336 or visit:

SELACO WDB America's Job Center of California, Cerritos
10900 East 183rd Street, Suite 392, Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 402-9336
(800) 481-6555
Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SELACO has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor and the State of California as a national model for community-based workforce and employment development.

State-funded SELACO WDB serves Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, and Norwalk. 

California's Employment Development Department

The Employment Development Department (EDD) connects job seekers and employers in an effort to build the economy of the Golden State.

Their site includes:

  • An online job and résumé bank
  • Labor market tools
  • Information on filing an unemployment, disability insurance, or paid family leave
  • Payroll tax information, forms
  • Employment and training services