While there’s been a lot of talk about the economic stimulus program and federal resources directed at state and local governments, and checks being paid out to individuals to promote economic recovery, did you know that federal and state governments have long had quite extensive resources to locate job opportunities? I’m not talking about registering with your local unemployment office and having to apply for low-wage jobs to keep unemployment going. What this post is referring to are the huge databases of current jobs (both government and private sector), free job search resources (like a computer, desk, stationery, office supplies and career counseling and resume help), and more.
The federal government maintains national employment centers (CareerOneStop.org), and states also have career development resources for jobseekers.
Here is a list of federal and state resources for jobseekers:
CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy
JobCentral is provided as a public service by leading U.S. employers. It’s a nonprofit consortium of leading U.S. corporations that works hand in hand with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA). The idea is for employers to create a national work exchange to lower their recruitment costs. The site has direct access to jobs by member companies. Examples of companies with job openings that belong to JobCentral: US FoodService, Deloitte, International Paper, Pepsico, HSBC, Sun Trust, Maxim Healthcare, Novartis, MSC Industrial Supply, ITT, CoStarGroup, and literally hundreds of the biggest companies with tens or hundreds of thousands of employees that have found a way to keep their recruiting costs down.
Employment and career resources by state
Included here are state workforce agencies and regional onestop employment centers. The majority are government websites, but not all. The defining characteristic for inclusion is that each link lists current, active job opportunities for a particular state.
Follow the links below to state-specific job openings: