The Employment Development Department is one of the largest state departments throughout California. In operation for more than 70 years, it is a human resource consulting firm that provides staffing and placement solutions. The department has online job search engines and resume banks. The Employment Development Department offers unemployment and disability insurance, as well as work force investment services. It organizes a range of labor market information programs. The department maintains a tax collection agency that handles the audit and collection of payroll taxes. The Employment Development Department operates an information technology branch that provides automation planning, development, maintenance, support and operations services. It also maintains workforce services, public affairs and administration branches. The department also manages employment records.