a job seeker in Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga or Tompkins county?
This guide is a selected list of online resources to help you search for a job, explore and pursue a new career, and/or find help during a job transition.
Finding a Job in New York State - This comprehensive overview for new job seekers is published by the NYS Dept. of Labor. Clicking the link will download this manual (a 28-page pdf).
Career One Stop - The U.S. Dept. of Labor's official online resource for job seekers. It includes many excellent tools for job searching, exploring careers, navigating education and training opportunities, and finding help during a job transition.
Learning Express - This specialized database offers practice licensing, certification, and aptitude tests for many careers, GED preparation and practice exams, computer skills courses, and a Job Search & Workplace Skills Learning Center. Log on from any computer with internet access.
Online Job Posting Search Tools - A list of resources for searching job postings online.
Career Planning Resources - A list of resources for identifying and pursuing a career.
Tools for Success During a Job Search - Tools for creating a resume and cover letter, tips for interviewing and networking for career success, and more.
Local Employment Resources - A list of local resources for finding a job, organized by county.
Assistance during a Job Transition - A list of resources for finding financial help during a job transition, including unemployment insurance, assistance programs, health insurance options, legal help, and more.
Resources for Career Changers - Information and links for career changers, including resources, support programs, and sample resumes. Provided by Simmons College.
LawHelp.org/NY: Worker Rights - Find information about employment-related legal issues in NY and how to find free legal help. For fact sheets and booklets about your legal rights, click on the "Know Your Rights" tab.
Business Databases - Research companies, markets and industries, search directory listings, read full text trade journals, and more. FLLS database subscriptions include: Business & Company ASAP (Thomson Gale), Business & Company Resource Center (Thomson Gale), Business Telephone & Address Directory US (ReferenceUSA), and Canadian Business Telephone & Address Directory (ReferenceUSA).
The Prime Objective: A Guide to Preparing the Job Seeking Ex-Offender - This resource guide is provided by the New York Department of Labor. Click the link to download this pdf.
Know Your Rights: Understanding Juvenile and Criminal Records and their Impact on Employment - This booklet explains the barriers that job seekers with criminal records face, and contains tips to improve the chances of being hired. Provided by the National Hire Network and Legal Action Center. Click the link to download the pdf.
NYS Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) - Services to prepare eligible individuals for employment in a variety of careers, from entry-level to professional positions.
NYS Workers with Disabilities Program - A coordinated effort by New York State to place individuals with disabilities in entry-level State jobs.
Resource Guide for Job Seekers with Disabilities - A list of resources and links, provided by Simmons College.
Resource Guide for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Job Seekers - A list of resources and links, provided by Simmons College. Resource Guide for ALANA (African, Latina, Asian, Native American) Job Seekers - A list of resources and links, provided by Simmons College.
Upwardly Global - This nonprofit helps skilled immigrants rebuild their careers.
Office For the Aging Employment Resources - Information about the
Older American Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP or Title V),
the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and how your local Office for the
Aging can help you find employment.
AARP: Job Tips for 50+ Workers - Resources and tips for job seekers who are 50+ years old.
Experience Works - This nonprofit helps low-income seniors get the training they need to find good jobs in their communities.
National Older Worker Career Center - This nonprofit provides full-time and part-time opportunities to experienced workers through two programs: the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program and the Agricultural Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program.
RetirementJobs.com - This job bank matches older jobseekers to "age-friendly" employers seeking experienced workers.
Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS) - The U.S. Dept. of Labor's employment and career training program for veterans.
NYS Governor's Programs to Hire Persons/Veterans with Disabilities -A coordinated effort by New York State to place disabled wartime veterans in State jobs.