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​Employment Web Resources for Kentucky Public Libraries

Kentucky Specific

Career Calculator – A free online tool created by KentuckianaWorks that lets users search local job and education information by Occupation, Major, and Income.

Community Action Kentucky (CAP) – (Agency Locations) - Services include various educational courses and Job Readiness Financial Literacy courses.

Find KY Jobs – Search for Kentucky jobs by keyword or service type.

Help Wanted KY – Find out more information about Work Ready Kentucky Scholarships available for five different industries. An initiative of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Jewish Family and Career Services (JFCS) Career Gateway -  The Career Gateway offers access to online tools, resources, and leads that help you be more successful in finding and securing employment.

Kentuckiana Works – This is the Workforce Development Board for the Greater Louisville region consisting of Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Spencer, Shelby and Trimble counties.

Kentucky Career Center – (Office Locations) - Search for jobs using the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training's job search database, Focus/Career. Register for employment and other services.

Kentucky Department of Education – Job Vacancies

Kentucky Educator Placement Service - The KEPS program is a free service dedicated to helping job applicants and school districts fill certified vacancies.

Kentucky Office of Employment and Training – Kentucky's unemployment Insurance claims system.

Kentucky Personnel Cabinet – Use the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet's official job search portal to find information about applying for Kentucky State Government jobs.

Kentucky Virtual Library – KYVL has several resources and databases on job searching and career preparation. Contact your local library for log in information.

Kentucky Works - Search Kentucky jobs by location, job-type, keyword and salary, or by employer.

Workforce Kentucky – Offers opportunities to register for jobs, apply for employment and training services, complete a job search and develop a resume through the Employ Kentucky system.

Work Ready Kentucky - Find out more information about Work Ready Kentucky Scholarships available for five different industries. An initiative of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.



Bureau of Labor Statistics – Job seeker resources from the U.S. Department of Labor.

CareerBuilder - One of the largest online job sites; you can search by occupation, industry, employer, location, or salary and by full-time, part-time, temporary, and contract employment.

Career Management News from the Wall Street Journal – Articles on the economic and financial aspects of job retention, job searching, unemployment and more.

Career One Stop – A service of the Department of Labor, which provides tips on job searching, resume writing and interviewing; a guide to educational, apprenticeship, certification and training opportunities for veterans, students and the unemployed; and resources, such as skills and interest assessments,  for those researching a new career path.

Coolworks - A niche job portal for finding summer or seasonal positions.

Glassdoor - The "career community" where job listings include company reviews, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, and more from the employees' perspective.

Help Wanted – Search for job openings in Kentucky and beyond.

Indeed - Offers a simple, user-friendly interface to search a variety job sites, newspapers, associations, and company career pages all in one place.

Jobalot - Offers a simple but extensive job search, with postings from top companies and niche employment websites. Also features "Work from Home" listings.

Job Hunters Bible – The official online companion to Dick Bolles' "What Color Is Your Parachute?", a popular job search handbook. It offers an introduction to internet job searching for those with little internet experience.

Lynda - Lynda is a premier online learning resource offering tutorials from recognized experts in their fields covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, career development, and more. Learning is self-paced and courses and tutorials are broken up into short videos. Contact your local library for log in information.

My Next Move - Helps you pinpoint the right career for your interests and training. You can also explore the job outlook and associated requirements, personality traits, education level, etc., for each career option. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Career information on hundreds of occupations, including required education and training, job descriptions, earnings, and expected prospects. Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

O*NET OnLine - Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development, and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.

Simply Hired - Features a simple search interface, easy browsing based on job category, company directories, and an advice blog.

USAJobs – Official government site for federal jobs and employment info.