Job Seekers: Somerset County Means Employment

Virtual Job Seeker and Unemployment Resources

“… I think I’ve just understood something! I’ve got to go to the library!
-Hermione Granger, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by J.K. Rowling

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.

Step 1: Apply for your Library Card today.

Step 2: Explore Librarian-Curated Resources and Services



ONLINE LEARNING (A Library card is required for off-site access.)

Free access to Films on Demand is being offered through the end of September, 2020, courtesy of Infobase. 

DOWNLOADABLE BOOKS (A Library card is required for off-site access.)





Disability-Related Job Banks Forum for employers committed to hiring people with disabilities, service providers, college disability departments, and disability advocacy groups.

Hire Disability Solutions: Comprehensive career services to facilitate employment for people with disabilities.

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

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.

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



  • Bellhop – Moving services (Philadelphia area).
  • – Babysitting, pet sitting, elder care, housekeeping, errands.
  • Dolly – Moving services (Philadelphia area).
  • DoorDash – Food delivery.
  • Gigwalk – Verify products are on market shelves and are marked correctly.
  • Grubhub – Takeout delivery.
  • HandyHome and office cleaning, furniture assembly, tv mounting, some skilled options.
  • InstacartShop for and deliver groceries.
  • Jobletics – Food service: prep cooks, line cooks, dishwashers, hostess, and servers.
  • Lyft – Drivers.
  • PostmatesFood, grocery or alcohol delivery.
  • Rover Dog walking and dog sitting.
  • ShiftPixyConnects workers with open shifts.
  • TaskRabbitMoving and packing, cleaning, personal assistant,  and some skilled options.
  • Uber – Drivers.
  • Wag! – Pet care: walks, sitting, boarding, and day care.


  • 99 Designs – Graphic design.
  • Boonle – Graphic design.
  • Bunny Inc. – Voiceover work, written content, translations, and dubbing.
  • Clever – Creating online content as a social media influencer.
  • ClickWorker – Microtasks such as categorizing, appending, capturing, and translating. 
  • CoachUp – Coaches and trainers.
  • Etsy  – Sell handcrafted, vintage, custom, or unique items in online store.
  • Fiverr – Freelance developers, writers, designers, translators, marketers, and more.
  • Gig Salad – Entertainment and services such as bartending and photography for events.
  • Gengo – Translation services.
  • Guru – Freelance professional services including writers, translators, lawyers, and more.
  • HelloTech – Tech support in your home.
  • McKinley Marketing – Marketers and creatives.
  • Mechanical Turk – Complete human intelligence tasks on an online platform.
  • Peopleperhour – Freelancers available to hire by the hour or project.
  • Pro ReferralHome renovations specialists such as plumbers, electricians, painters.
  • Redbubble – Independent artists sell art to be printed on a variety of products.
  • Skillshare – Create and teach classes online in photography, business, and more.
  • Stealth Worker  – Cyber security professionals.
  • SuperTasker – Web, graphics, advertising, writing, video, and audio.
  • Thumbtack – Catering, personal training, life coaching, chef, and services.
  • Topcoder – Designers, developers, testers, and data scientists.
  • Verblio – Writing with an eye on driving search engine optimization-formerly BloggMutt.
  • Wonolo – General labor, warehouse, food production, drivers, etc.
  • WorkMarket  – Freelancers in many fields, including transcribers and proofreaders.


  • Business Talent Group  – On demand consulting across industries like pharma, biotech.
  • Catalant Business expertise including, marketing, financial projection and more.
  • Cerius Executives – Interim executives and management consultants.
  • ConsultNet – Software and mobile app development, network, and project engineering.
  • CreativeCircle – Advertising, marketing, digital, and interactive professionals.
  • Experfy – Big data and analytics.
  • Freelancer – Web and app development, virtual assistants, etc. 
  • Gerson Lehrman Group  Consultant opportunities for professionals in IT, finance, etc.
  • M Squared Consulting Business consulting.
  • SpareHire – High end business professionals.
  • Toptal – Freelance software developers, designers, finance experts, and project managers.
  • UpCounsel – Legal services and attorneys.
  • Upwork  – Experienced freelance marketers, designers, developers, etc.
  • Zintro – Highly specialized experts, consultants, contractors, and expert witnesses.

STEP 3: Ask for Expert Help

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.

STEP 4: Participate in a Virtual or Live Training/Event

This page is updated regularly. Last updated: June 5, 2020.