Helping Find a Job

  • Locate an American Job Center near you that offers in-person job seeker services.

  • Find out how to apply for our many career opportunities. Good jobs for everyone.

  • Use this site to find information and resources to help women access higher-paying careers in transportation, construction and protective services.

  • Get a snapshot of the likelihood that you can obtain employment for a specific occupation at your desired wage and location.

  • Connects veterans and transitioning military service members to high-quality career planning, training, and job search resources available at local American Job Centers.

  • Explore occupational knowledge and skill requirements to see how they match your interests and abilities.

  • Consider and plan your career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. The self-directed career assessment tools available from the O*NET Resource Center will help you identify your work-related interests, what you consider important on the job and allow you to assess your abilities in order to explore those occupations that relate most closely to those attributes.

  • Find links to several national private-sector job banks and portals.

  • Get advice on creating a resume, writing a cover letter, and interviewing from the CareerOneStop website. Also view resume and letter samples and templates.

  • View national and state wage information for over 800 occupations.

  • Identify your skills and find occupations related to those skills.

  • Find occupations based on your skills.

  • Find state-specific job sites.

  • Find federal job openings and employment information. This website is the official job site of the United States Federal Government.

  • Find links to national job banks that assist military veterans to obtain civilian employment.

Job Training

  • Learn about services and programs offered to adult workers by the U.S. Department of Labor and its state and local partners to provide assistance in workforce preparation and talent development.

  • Offers a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Applicants for apprenticeship programs must be at least 16 years old and meet the program sponsor's qualifications.

  • Read about workforce credentials that document and verify your workplace skills, knowledge, and experience. This CareerOneStop resource includes links to certifications, licenses, apprenticeship programs and military credential information.

  • Locate regional, state and local training and education opportunities by occupation.

  • Helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives.

  • Provides youth with the skills and training they need to successfully transition to adulthood and careers.

Types of Jobs

Learn about Nontraditional Jobs

Learn about Wages

Unemployment Resources

Veteran Resources

    Employment and Training

  • A step-by-step toolkit for employers to hire veterans

  • The Gold Card provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with the intensive and follow-up services they need to succeed in today's job market. The Gold Card initiative is a joint effort of the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS).

  • The U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) works with the Veterans Administration, Department of Defense, the employment and training community, employers, unions, and Federal and state licensing agencies to help ensure that the certification and licensing process works more effectively for veterans.

  • On My Next Move for Veterans veterans will find a simple and quick search engine where they enter their prior military experience (branch of service and military occupation code or title) and link to the information they need to explore information on civilian careers and related training, including information they can use to write resumes that highlight related civilian skills.

  • The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) was established to meet the needs of separating service members during their period of transition into civilian life by offering job-search assistance and related services.

  • Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers, also known as the "Trauma Guide," was created to address the psychological and mental health needs of women veterans.

Equal Employment Opportunities and Veterans Preference


Fact Sheets

  • Provides information on affirmative action designed to hire and promote special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, recently separated veterans, and any other veterans who served on active duty during a war.

  • Provides information to all veterans having claims under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

  • Provides information on the protected employment rights of Vietnam era veterans, special disabled veterans, and veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized.

Reemployment Rights

  • Describes the basic provisions and requirements of reemployment rights and veterans' preference afforded persons who perform duty, voluntarily or involuntarily, in the uniformed services, which include the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Public Health Service commissioned corps, as well as the reserve components of each of these services.

  • Veterans who are disabled, who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over others in hiring for virtually all federal government jobs.

  • Employers are required to provide to persons entitled to the rights and benefits under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a notice of the rights, benefits and obligations of such persons and such employers under USERRA.