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Welcome to the California Job Blog!

Welcome! We can assume that you've landed here because you're interested in working for the State of California. If that's the case, then you're in the right place. The California Job Blog was started in early 2018 by Jay Davis . Jay has been a State of California employee for 8 years, 7 of which have been spent in human resources as a specialist in hiring and recruiting. Among Jay's specialties is helping people navigate the State's hiring process. After years of working to hire great people for State jobs, two things became very clear. One, the State's hiring process can be very confusing and two, the resources people need to make it less confusing are very hard to find. He started this blog to help fix those problems. Here you'll find the information and resources needed to be competitive and successful as you search for employment with the State. We hope to provide answers to the most common questions asked by job-seekers, as well as insight i
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2022 Fantasy Football Top 100 Player Rankings

Welcome to the California Job Blog's first, annual fantasy football player rankings! You may be asking yourself what fantasy football has to do with state of California jobs. If you are, the answer is "almost nothing." But we think it's fun. And, we've spent the last couple of years playing with coworkers while out of the office. It was a great way to keep in touch with office friends during the COVID era and thought some readers might enjoy it, too. So, whether you're a seasoned fantasy-pro or thinking about playing for the first time, this list should help you build a solid team. If you don't play already, think about starting a league with those co-workers you haven't gotten to interact with over the last couple of years. 2022 Fantasy Football Top #100 Players Rank Name Team Pos 1 Jonathan Taylor RB IND 2 Christian McCaffrey RB CAR 3 Austin Ekeler RB LAC

2022 CalPERS Pay Days

2022 Northern California CalPERS Pay Dates Month Mailing Date Direct Deposit Date January 01/28/2022 02/01/2022 February 02/25/2022 03/01/2022 March 03/29/2022 04/01/2022 April 04/27/2022 04/29/2022 May 05/27/2022 06/01/2022 June 06/29/2022 07/01/2022 July 07/29/2022 08/01/2022 August 08/30/2022 09/01/2022 September 09/28/2022 09/30/2022 October 10/28/2022 11/01/2022 November 11/29/2022 12/01/2022 December 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 2022 Southern California and Out of State CalPERS Pay Dates Month Mailing Date Direct Deposit Date January 01/27/2022 02/01/2021 February 02/24/2022 03/01/2021 March 03/28/2022 04/01/2021 April 04/26/2022 04/30/2021 May 05/26/2022 06/01/2021 June 06/28/2022 07/01/2021 July 07/28/2022 07/3

2022 State of California Pay Days

Monthly Paid Employees Month Pay Day Direct Deposit Date January 01/31/2022 02/01/2022 February 03/01/2022 03/02/2022 March 03/30/2022 04/01/2022 April 04/29/2022 05/02/2022 May 05/31/2022 06/01/2022 June 06/30/2022 07/01/2022 July 08/01/2022 08/02/2022 August 08/31/2022 09/01/2022 September 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 October 10/31/2022 11/01/2022 November 11/30/2022 12/01/2022 December 12/30/2022 01/03/2023 Semi-Monthly Paid Employees Month First Half Pay Day Second Half Pay Day January 01/18/2022 01/31/2022 February 02/16/2022 03/01/2022 March 03/16/2022 03/30/2022 April 04/18/2022 04/29/2022 May 05/16/2022 05/31/2022 Ju

2022 California State Holidays

The table below is a list of holidays in California for 2022. The next paid holidays for State of California employees are Thursday, November 24 th for Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 25 th for the day after Thanksgiving. Enjoy the holidays! 2022 State of California Employee Holidays Holiday Day New Year's Day Saturday, January 1* Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 17 Presidents' Day Monday, February 21 Cesar Chavez Day Thursday, March 31 Memorial Day Monday, May 30 Independence Day Monday, July 4 Labor Day Monday, September 5 Veterans Day Friday, November 11 Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24 Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 25 Christmas Day Monday, December 26** *With New Year's Day falling on a Saturday, State employees receive holiday credit **With Christmas falling on a Sunday, the holiday is observed on Monday, December 26 Notes On Holidays New Year’s Day – January 1 st Martin Luther King Jr. Day – 3 rd

Quick Start Guide to State of California Jobs

In this article you will find a quick start guide for getting a job with the State of California. Getting a State of California job can be a complicated process but the California Job Blog has the information you need to get started. We have more in-depth articles on each of these topics and we hope you'll check them out. We think working for the State of California is great, and our goal is to help others find their dream job. Quick Guide to Getting a State Job 1) Set Up Your CalCareer Account CalCareers ( is where your job search should begin. CalCareers is the State of California's site for everything job related. Here you'll find job postings and exam bulletins, info about State of California employee benefits and much more. To be able to apply for the jobs you find on CalCareers, you need to have an account. We recommend creating your CalCareer account as the first step in your job search. 2) Build Your Job Application After your CalCareer accou