Job Seekers: Somerset County Means Employment

Job Seeker, Career Change, and Unemployment Resources

If you have recently experienced a job loss, are attempting to navigate the unemployment process, are looking to explore a new career, are hoping to learn something new, are striving to start your own business, or are in need of research help, your Library is open and available (albeit, sometimes only virtually) to assist you.

A 2020 report by the American Library Association (ALA), stated that “libraries are shown to be on the front lines addressing societal and community challenges.” As we collectively travel through the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond, your Library and their expert staff are working to collect, organize, and prepare the resources, programs, services, experiences, and more that you need to take your next professional steps.

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  • Explore the Occupational Outlook Handbook for information on education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
  • Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries.
  • O*NET Resource Center is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Access the O*NET database, career exploration tools, job analysis questionnaires, employer guides, and technical reports.
  • O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.

DOWNLOADABLE BOOKS (A Library card is required to access these resources off-site.)



Disability-Related Job Banks

Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (VR): Employment options for people with disabilities, including job searches and telecommuting opportunities. Vocational rehabilitation agencies also assist with training, education, and funding.

One-Stop Centers – America’s Service Locator: One stop shop for employers and job seekers.

*This information was made available from the Job Accommodation Network.

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Feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? Email, chat, text, or schedule a personalized 30-minute virtual appointment with an SCLSNJ librarian. We’d love to help you. Schedule your appointment now.