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Resources for Job Seekers

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Job and Career Information in New York's Public Libraries (from the New York State Library)

Selected Job Opportunity and Employment Web Sites (from the New York State Library)

Includes job and employment sites in the following areas: general, Albany and the Capital District, career guidance, federal government, job sites, national classified, and New York State.

GED/TASC Resources

PBS LiteracyLink

Site includes GED preparation materials, a GED practice test, workplace essential skills, and online lessons for ESL students.  Also includes information for teachers.

Fast Forward: Lifelong Learning Videos on Demand

Site includes videos on preparing for the GED exam, workplace essential skills, real-life skills such as parenting and basic math, learning English as a second language, and American government and civics.

NYS Department of Labor and Other NY Resources


CareerZone is an innovative online career exploration and planning system designed especially for today's high-tech youth in New York State. CareerZone presents current and relevant occupational and labor market Information in a clear and interesting way, making career exploration and planning fun and easy.

Help Wanted

The New York State Library partnered with public television stations WMHT and WCNY for Help Wanted, a grant-funded series of television programs that address the current economic crisis and its effects on New York families and individuals. Videos cover the following topics: job search, workforce development, consumer protection, and family finances.


Site includes a list of local One-Stop Career Centers, job seeker resources, upcoming job fairs, and a tool box (includes quick resume, reference list, cover letter, budget, and job application tool).   Search for jobs, explore careers, and find the occupations that best suit you.

NYS Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration

Provides guidance and information for adults, youth, dislocated workers, and workforce development professionals about available Employment and Training Administration (ETA) services (labor exchange, unemployment insurance, senior employment program, disaster unemployment aid, extended benefits, trade readjustment allowances, and more) and training for the labor market. Also includes information useful for employers (tax credits and hiring incentives, assistance with plant closures and downsizing, legislation texts, ETA grants and contracts, and more).

NYS Department of Labor: Resources for Individuals

Search for job openings, career fairs and recruitments, and apprenticeships.  Find sample resumes and cover letters, occupation information, unemployment assistance, wage information, and labor statistics.

NYS JobBank

Site for businesses and job seekers.  Site allows you to post jobs, post a resume, or search for jobs.  Also includes other job seeker and business resources.

U.S. Department of Labor Resources


Explore careers, find education and training and search for jobs.  Site also includes information on salaries and benefits, how-to information for resumes and interviews, and a list of local job services

  • America’s Career InfoNet -- Find information on occupations, industries, and state labor markets.  Site includes career tools for finding scholarships, writing resumes, finding training and more.
  • America’s Service Locator -- Site includes information on unemployment benefits, state services, employment training, government and private sector resources, and workforce system contacts and strategic partners..

O-Net OnLine

Search occupational information by keyword, career cluster, industry, job zone, bright outlook, green economy sector, job family or STEM discipline.

Social Jobs Partnership

A collaboration between Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association (DE), and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), this site includes job listings, job search services and a social jobs app.

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Revised September 26, 2016