Find a Job

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Look for a Job

Finding and getting a job can be a challenging process, but knowing more about job search methods and application techniques may increase your chances of success. CareerOneStop from the U.S. Department of Labor offers information that can help you:

Other resources:

Jobs for Teens and Young Adults

Jobs for Older Workers

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. The program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors.

If you are an older worker looking for a job, here are some tips to help you focus employers on the positive aspects of hiring an older worker.

Jobs for Laid-off Workers

If you have recently lost your job, visit CareerOneStop's Worker ReEmployment section for information and resources on job searching, benefits, and training options after a layoff.

Job Information and Resources for Women

Women can find information specifically about and for women in the workforce at the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau.

  • The Resources page has information about equal pay, pregnancy and breastfeeding, paid leave, women of color, and more.
  • The Working Women’s Clearinghouse offers federal government resources, tools, and publications to help if you’re looking for a job, trying to advance in your career, dealing with workplace issues, or planning for retirement.

Job Scams

While some companies honestly want to help you find a job, others are more interested in taking your money. Learn how to recognize scams and file a complaint:

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training and related instruction to give you skills to advance in your chosen field.

Apprentice programs vary in length from one to six years. During that time, as an apprentice, you'll work and learn as an employee. When you complete a registered program, you will receive a nationally recognized certificate from the Department of Labor (DOL) as proof of your qualifications.

For more information:

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Employment and Job Training for Veterans

If you are a current or former U.S. servicemember looking for a civilian job, visit:

  • CareerOneStop's Veterans ReEmployment for information and resources about your job search, benefits, training opportunities, and more
  • Vets.gov for resources to help you explore careers, find a job, or start your own business
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program for help with job training, employment accommodations, job-seeking skills coaching  and individualized career counseling. This program also provides help for veterans who want to start their own businesses and for severely disabled vets who need assistance with independent living services.

For federal employment, visit:

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Employment Assistance for People with Disabilities

If you are disabled and looking for employment information or assistance with finding employment, there are many job resources available:

  • Disability.gov provides federal, state, and non-governmental employment resources for people with disabilities.
  • Disability Online develops and implements workforce disability policy and program initiatives.
  • The Ticket to Work program supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who want to work. The program is free and voluntary.
  • CareerOneStop.org provides information and assistance to help individuals, including people with disabilities, find jobs.
  • Check with your State Vocational Rehabilitation Services. These offices provide a variety of job services for people with disabilities, including employment counseling, evaluations, training, and placement.
  • The AbilityOne.gov program provides employment opportunities for people who are blind, or who have other significant disabilities, with nonprofit agencies and community rehabilitation programs across the country.
  • Visit the Disability Employment section of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website. It provides information on the Federal government hiring processes, how to conduct a job search and reasonable accommodation to qualified employees with disabilities. 

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Work From Home

Home-Based Business

If you want to start your own home-based business, the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a guide for home-based businesses. This guide includes start-up resources, tax information, and information about buying a home-based franchise.

Home Office Deduction

If you use a portion of your home for business, you may be able to take a home office tax deduction.

Work-at-Home Scams

Learn what to watch out for to avoid work-at-home scams. To file a complaint about a scam, contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Federal Government Telework Guidelines

If you are looking for information on teleworking in the federal government, visit www.telework.gov

Note: The federal government never charges a fee for information about, or applications for, government jobs. You can search and apply for federal government jobs for free on USAJOBS.gov.

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