California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

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Labor and Workforce Development Agency
Agency overview
Formed January 1, 2003 (2003-01-01)
Jurisdiction California
Headquarters 800 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California
38°34′38.26″N 121°29′50.16″W / 38.5772944°N 121.4972667°W / 38.5772944; -121.4972667
Employees 14,000
Annual budget US$ 26.4 billion (2011)
Agency executive
  • David Lanier, Secretary

The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) is a cabinet-level California state agency that coordinates workforce programs by overseeing seven major departments dealing with benefit administration, enforcement of California labor laws, appellate functions related to employee benefits, workforce development, tax collection, economic development activities. It was conceived by Governor Gray Davis and was formally created by S.B. 1236 in 2002.[1][2]


The agency oversees multiple departments and programs:[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 2002
  2. ^ S.B. 1236, California Statutes 2002, Chapter 859, enacted September 25, 2002
  3. ^ "Agency Departments and Boards". California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. Retrieved 2017-06-04. 

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