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A number of resources and tools are available online to help the unemployed, providing career tips, networking opportunities, and workshops and databases to enhance professional skills and help in job searching efforts. 

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Library and Community Resources

enter alt text here (for screen readers)New Jersey Librarians Help Residents Through Tough Economic Times

Get Help is a website developed to lead you to a number of State resources for help with bills, job searching, parenting and more.



enter alt text here (for screen readers)Locate and research companies you want to work for! We have details on 14 million US businesses including 200,000 human resource contact names, business descriptions, company size and website links to job postings.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)Welcome to the Morris County Library's Career Resource Seminars. All sessions are free and welcome everyone. Join us for a single session or the entire series. Great way to jump start your network!


enter alt text here (for screen readers)The Long Branch Public Library's Virtual Career Center website provides resources to assist you with all your educational and employment goals. Feel free to visit the library to explore additional materials and resources. The library is the very heart of its community and we hope that this career center fits the needs of our community members.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)The Dress for Success Mercer County Career Center offers one-on-one guidance, technology skills and job search support.  They offer services and resources that are vital to women entering the workforce, such as: Comprehensive job search support, Navigation through the search process, Career Counselors that work one-on-one with clients, Resume and cover letter assistance, Behavioral skills, Interview preparation and mock interviews, an Internet-accessible computer lab, Volunteers from varied professions including job developers, career specialists and human resources executives, Networking and mentoring opportunities.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)FBIG (Faith Based Initiative Human Development Group) is a non-profit resource, referral and training agency that helps individuals and families take advantage of opportunities on a federal, state and local level.  FBIG offers Career and Resume Development, Job Connections and Referrals, Assistance in filling out applications on-line or on-paper, Training Program, Counseling


enter alt text here (for screen readers)The Intersect Fund is a New Brunswick-based non-profit organization offering a host of services to low-income entrepreneurs in the area.  Since getting started in November 2008, they have served more than 200 clients, training them in the basics of running a business. We also offer long-term support to help entrepreneurs along what can often be a difficult road to a successful enterprise.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)New Jersey Youth Corps is one of the largest youth service and conservation corps in the United States. Youth Corps is a year-round, voluntary program which engages young adults (ages 16-25) in full-time community service, training, and educational activities.


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Goodwill® offers an array of job training and career services. All participants receive comprehensive case management as well as job coaching, placement and retention services.


Goodwill Temporary ServicesGoodwill Temporary Services specializes in short-term, long term and temp to perm positions. Typical positions include receptionists, customer service representatives, data entry clerks, cashiers, sales associates, warehouse/manufacturing workers, custodial and many others.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)Looking to advance your career in technology? You've come to the right place - Einstein's Alley Career Center. The Einstein's Alley region of New Jersey is a rich source of opportunities in technology-focused industries such as electronics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, finance, transportation, insurance, logistics, manufacturing, health care and life science.


enter alt text here (for screen readers) Women in Transition, a program by Wayne Counseling & Family Services, is a displaced homemaker program for women returning to the workforce after losing their primary source of financial support.  The program offers services, including Work Readiness guidance, Basic Computer Skills training, Resume Writing sessions, and Drop-in Job Club.


Career Transition PartnershipThe Career Transition Partnership is an interfaith community, business and industry partnership created to provide free services to the unemployed and under-employed of the South Jersey and Philadelphia Areas. The web site's content offers free practical services and support you can use to improve your chances for success in securing a job or becoming self-employed. It includes education, support and personal assistance on many levels so you can choose what is appropriate to your situation.


The Career Gateway is a new online career planning and jobseekers website developed by IAJVS in collaboration with nine local JVS affiliates. The FREE website is designed so that the navigation and content is accessible to a diverse group of users requiring career planning assistance.  The site is organized by steps assisting individuals to learn to:  ?         Assess Yourself ?         Explore Careers ?         Create a Plan and Set Goals ?         Expand Your Skills ?         Find a Job ?         Manage Your Career  Each section contains current career search information, written exercises and internet resources, all of which can be completed online and printed.

The Career Gateway is a new online career planning and jobseekers website developed by IAJVS in collaboration with nine local JVS affiliates. The FREE website is designed so that the navigation and content is accessible to a diverse group of users requiring career planning assistance.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)New Community Corporation in Newark, New Jersey is the largest and most comprehensive community development agency in the country.  Clients are provided with a host of on-site support services like child care, job search and workshops intended to help with goal-setting and activities of daily living.  Through its Gateway to Work program, New Community has been able to lift individuals from public assistance to self-sufficiency by providing them with job readiness training and marketable skills.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)Garden State Woman launched in 1998 as an exciting, trusted, multimedia resource for New Jersey women business owners, professionals and corporate leaders motivated and seeking to thrive and improve in all areas of their personal and professional lives and to make a difference in the lives of others.


State Resources

enter alt text here (for screen readers)This site will help guide people to some of New Jersey's best online tools for finding work, finding skilled employees and connecting to the many programs established to aid businesses and workers alike.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)The Burlington County Freeholders take an active role in promoting employment within the County and State. This site is designed for both businesses and job seekers to find the information and assistance needed to be successful in this volatile economy.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)NJ Training Opportunities is New Jersey's guide to training & education programs. Get the training you need to get the job you want!


enter alt text here (for screen readers)Are you unemployed or underemployed and struggling to make your mortgage payments? The New Jersey HomeKeeper Program offers up to $48,000 in forgiveable mortgage assistance to New Jersey homeowners who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure as direct result of unemployment or underemployment.



Veterans resources

enter alt text here (for screen readers)Project Connect helps GWOT Veterans, Guards, and Reservists with disabilities successfully enter or re-enter the workplace and sustain meaningful employment in the civilian sector. Our comprehensive program supports you through each phase of discovering the next steps in your career path with the ultimate goal of enjoying on-the-job success. Our career coaching professionals deliver these valuable services with a personalized, caring approach to meet your unique needs and career goals.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)Transitioning from military to civilian life presents unique challenges. To make things easier and provide structure, a few of the leading organizations in veteran career development have combined forces to create one, easy place to start.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)The Warriors to Work program helps Wounded Warriors transition back into the civilian workforce by providing career counseling services and job placement assistance. Through individual counseling, resume assistance, and career guidance, warriors' skills and experience are matched to hiring employers' needs. This free program allows warriors to post a resume on our dedicated website, while employers receive a free login to post jobs and search for warrior resumes.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)Operation Employ Vets provides both job search information and the opportunity to post the veteran's resume to be viewed by potential employers.  The site, Operation Employ Vets, is run by CareerBuilder, one of the largest employment job sites in the country.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)Milicruit was created to address the premise that the traditional military career fair is costly, time-consuming and often times ineffective. Given the large number of veterans currently looking to reenter civilian life, and the large number of employers seeking to hire veterans, we designed milicruit to allow industry leading employers, veterans and military spouses the opportunity to meet and interact in a fully interactive online environment from wherever they may be located.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)My Next Move for Veterans is designed for U.S. veterans who are current job seekers. The interactive tool helps vets learn about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers. Veterans can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or by discovering civilian careers that are similar to their job in the military. Veterans can also take advantage of the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.


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Everything you ned to find a job. Tons of job listings plus much more, ALL FREE.

For a more intensive list of resources to assist veterans and their families, click here.


Networking Groups

enter alt text here (for screen readers)The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job. We'll help you develop new skills and build up skills you already have. There are 24 local Job Clubs and six statewide industry-specific talent network Job Clubs throughout New Jersey.

To find a good job in challenging times, successful jobseekers look for opportunities to get an edge. The Jersey Job Club is just such an opportunity — and the sooner you start, the sooner you'll get results.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)JFCS offers two free support groups for unemployed and underemployed individuals -- the Back to Work group and the Job Support Networking group.

Back to Work is a 10-week group for the unemployed and underemployed, focused on interviewing skills, resume writing, coping skills, and networking. There is no fee for this group, but pre-registration is required.

The Job Support Networking group meets the second Tuesday of every month and provides ongoing support for unemployed or underemployed individuals, encouraging them to help one another by sharing job leads and contacts for potential employment.  There is no fee or pre-registration required for this group.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Ace a job interview? Ignite your career? Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development.  A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another's presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the program's success.  To find Toastmasters meetings in New Jersey, click here.  


enter alt text here (for screen readers)NJ Unemployed was designed as a means for individuals who are unemployed in NJ to come together and share stories, experiences and struggles. From time to time we will be holding networking events, so please make sure you check out our Events page. In addition to social events, at times, employers looking to hire may be invited to events, as well as presentations on various employment related topics. This group is open to anyone. No need to be unemployed to participate.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)The Career Networking Group (CNG) is a professional forum that facilitates career transition and management.  Group members share contacts, info, resources, support and encouragement with those seeking new career opportunities. Presenters and facilitators are professionals who volunteer their support. CNG is open to the public and free of charge. The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings of each month at the Bernards Township Library in Basking Ridge, NJ.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)Northern NJ Professionals in Transition is a group for professionals "in [employment] transition" in the general vicinity of Bergen to Hudson to Passaic to Essex to Morris to Union to Somerset--and other--counties, NJ in which to network, job hunt and seek & share relevant information, etc.

Maplewood/South Orange Professionals in Transition meets in person, twice a month, on Mondays at 10:15am, downstairs at the Main Branch of Maplewood Library [on Linked In you can join "Maplewood/South Orange Professionals Networking Group"];


enter alt text here (for screen readers)Neighbors helping Neighbors (NhN) is an organization offering free peer volunteer support for people actively seeking employment. Started in River Edge in January, 2011, NhN has fostered an environment in which group members assist each other in job search techniques and suggestions based on personal experience plus personal and professional networking. Resources are available at host libraries to assist with computer job searches and other useful resources.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)Job Seekers of Montclair is a nonprofit organization that provides professional job search programs and valuable networking opportunities to community members who are from a wide career spectrum.  Speakers are individuals from the community with expertise in career management topics who generously share their knowledge and skills to reach the common objective of providing support for people in career transition. People in career transition attend and learn and find new jobs and start new careers.  All meetings are held at St. Lukes Church Hall on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:15pm.




enter alt text here (for screen readers) Supplement to The Monmouth County Career Information Center, located at the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library.  Visit the Career Information Center as well as the blog for a variety of career-related programs and news.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)YouTern is dedicated to matching the best young talent to leading organizations through internships. We take great pride in our online community, our passion for customer service, and in using technology to reintroduce the “human” element into human resources.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)New Grad Life is the only blog solely dedicated to providing free resources to recent college graduates or soon-to-be grads for topics such as job hunting, resume/interview help, networking tips, money management, and more.


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is the Job resource blog at the Cherry Hill Public Library.  You'll find selected job search websites, databases providing cover letter and resume assistance, interviewing information, local resources, career fair listings, and videos to help you in your quest for employment.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)Career Rocketeer is one of the industry's leading career search and personal branding blogs, welcoming ambitious career entrepreneurs of all ages and professions who are driven to “launch” their careers to greater heights.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)This career management blog provides daily career advice served up in an original, refreshingly real manner. This site is focused on providing cutting-edge career advice that gives job seekers no-nonsense information, tools and resources to help them find a new job as quickly as possible.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)Developed by HR professional Rich DeMatteo, Corn On the Job is a blog chock full of information based on opinions and experiences.  Visit and follow Cornonthejob on Twitter for a great experience.



Online resources and job boards

enter alt text here (for screen readers)® creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. By delivering over 750 different lessons to millions of people in over 200 countries and territories ABSOLUTELY FREE, is a worldwide leader in online education. *Note: Advance your career and move forward in life with the Work, Career, and Money tutorials.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)We recognize recruiting is about people. When the right person finds the right job, everybody wins. Helping a friend find a job is a natural desire we make quick and easy by sharing through social networks. Financial rewards create incentives for participation in the job sharing process. This patent-pending system tracks the entire chain of referrals that lead to a successful placement and rewards all participants in that chain.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)HireFriday helps job seekers at all phases of their career transition. We lend a hand, and encourage a heart by providing visibility, networking, support, and access to resources. We offer advice, based on sound career development, and recruiting principles.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)The Riley Guide is a directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet. It is primarily intended to provide instruction for job seekers on how to use the Internet to their best advantage, but recruiters and other career service industry professional will find information here to help them also.


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Search the latest New Jersey employment and work opportunities



enter alt text here (for screen readers)Website created to help teenagers all across the United States of America to help find work, whether it be summer jobs, part-time or full-time.  Teens can easily browse jobs, register for free and apply online. 



enter alt text here (for screen readers)If you are seeking a new career opportunity, you've come to the right place! We encourage you to sign up and start searching available jobs and contacting recruiters in our network. Registration is absolutely FREE! There is never a fee or charge to candidates. All fees and expenses are paid by clients and companies.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)The purpose of the Job-Hunt.Org Web site is to provide the most comprehensive listing of employer recruiting page links, the best Internet-accessible legitimate job-search resources and services on the Web, and the best and most up-to-date advice from genuine job search and career experts.


enter alt text here (for screen readers)The OU Job Board is a free community service listing jobs and resumes, running Workshops and Seminars and producing and hosting Job Fairs throughout the USA, Canada, Israel and now England. All of our services whether to the employer or applicant employees are free of charge including participation in our events.


enter alt text here (for screen readers) boldly advances the mission of finding quality employment opportunities for America's older workers. helps to find employers actively hiring workers over the age of 50.



enter alt text here (for screen readers)The website contains free, expert videos and articles that are organized into steps to take after job loss. Anyone who loses a job can go through these steps to help guide a new employment search.


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Established by the Legal Action Center, the National Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment Network is both a national clearinghouse for information and an advocate for policy change. The goal of the National H.I.R.E. Network is to increase the number and quality of job opportunities available to people with criminal records by changing public policies, employment practices and public opinion. The National H.I.R.E. Network also provides training and technical assistance to agencies working to improve the employment prospects for people with criminal records.


Apprenticeships and Educational Opportunities

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New Jersey Pathways Leading Apprentices to a College Education (NJ PLACE) is a statewide program that helps people apply their apprenticeship education from participating programs toward a college degree at any of New Jersey's nineteen community colleges. NJ PLACE does not promote apprenticeship as an alternative to a college education, but as an exciting and promising pathway to it!




enter alt text here (for screen readers)The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers offer apprenticeship programs focused on highly skilled workers who apply the quality roofing and waterproofing systems that keep America's buildings dry.  Apprentices learn their craft by training on the job under proper supervision and by studying technical subjects related to the roofing trade.  Once apprentices have learned the practical and technical aspects of the work, they graduate to journeyman status. Roofing apprenticeship programs generally run for three years. 


enter alt text here (for screen readers)The New Jersey Construction Craft Laborers' Apprenticeship Program (NJCCLAP) is an innovative labor-management fund that recruits and trains men and women for careers as a Union Laborer. NJCCLAP is the state's only federally approved apprenticeship program for construction craft laborers.



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