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New York State Library - Jobs and Career Information This page lists examples of the kinds of statewide and national resources that, along with local information and referrals services, are found in public library Job Information Centers in New York.
Hiring Veterans: A Step-by-Step Toolkit for Employers This toolkit is designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning service members, veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.
One Worksource Established under the Workforce Investment Act, the OWS Centers offer a variety of services to job seeker and employers under one roof, with centers in Plattsburgh, Malone and Elizabethtown. Click on Services to see how you can get training, use the computer lab, and get help finding a local job.
Vocations and Careers Collection Vocations & Careers Collections: Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Career OneStop Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this is a good place to explore careers and find skill assessments.
North Country Small Business Development Center Our local SBDC can help people interested in starting small businesses.
Peterson's Online Degrees and Distance Learning Programs On this site, you can search for online educational programs and degrees.
Career Outlook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics This site contains information on the employment outlook in different industries from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Career Overview Job descriptions on hundreds of popular careers in the United States, training and career requirements, earning potential, job outlook and employment projections.
Learning Express Library 3.0 (Provided by CEFLS Libraries) A site with interactive skill-building courses and a broad range of practice tests based on such official exams as the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, EMT Basic, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, and Real Estate Agent & Broker Exams. Also explore the Job Search resources, such as Resume Writing and Interviewing courses.
Occupational Outlook Quarterly Includes "a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies." From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S.
Occupational Outlook Handbook "Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations." From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.
O*Net Online Covers skills, education, work activities, and interests. From the National O*NET Consortium, "organized to accomplish the development of O*NET and its related products for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA)."
Figuring Out a Career Through Taking Tests This site lists some free assessment tests you can take, as well as some that cost money. The site was created by the author of the classic career exploration book What Color is Your Parachute?.

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