July 3 and 4: All libraries will be closed.

July 5: Dayton's Bluff Library will be closed. All other locations with regular Sunday hours will be open.

Jobs & Careers

Research Databases

Selected Websites

Unemployment Resources

  • Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program

    Apply for temporary benefits when you are unemployed or experience a reduction in work hours.

     

  • Open Access Connections

    Helps low-income Minnesotans without phones by providing voicemail and telephone services to help them find jobs, homes, health care, and other services.

     

Find a Job

  • USA Jobs

    Federal government jobs and employment information.

     

  • Minnesota Works

    Free site lets you create or upload a resumé, find job openings, and receive email notification of new jobs.
    Provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

     

  • Indeed.com

    Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages.

     

  • GettingHired.com

    For job seekers with disabilities and employers looking to hire.

     

  • eFolio Minnesota

    Free resource for Minnesota residents, students, and workers.
    Publish your own portfolio of educational and career accomplishments and goals.
    Post your online resumé or CV for free, as well as work samples, audio, and video.

     

Career Planning

  • Family Wage and Budget Calculator

    Calculate the hourly wage need to to meet basic costs based on location in Minnesota, family size, and other expenses.

     

  • Ex Offender Job Readiness

    Tips and information on finding employment when you have a criminal record.

     

  • My MnCareers

    Career path information for Adult Basic Education students and English Language Learners.

     

  • GPS LifePlan

    Helps students set goals and design plans that will lead them to the success they desire.
    Explore the web site to learn more about the 5 Plans (Career, Education, Finance, Leadership and Personal) and discover how they might help you.

    Developed by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

     

  • The Career Gateway

    For entry level job seekers and career changers. Explore career opportunities and a step-by-step career planning process.
    From Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis.

     

  • Step Ahead: Career Planning for People with Criminal Convictions

    Helps job seekers with felony convictions and other criminal charges know their work options, set goals, get training, and be successful in their job search.

     

  • MN Programs of Study

    Use this website to learn what combination of classes and activities will help you prepare for your future. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your school to help move you towards a college and career path.

     

  • MN Career Pathways

    Helps Minnesota adult students create career and training plans that will prepare them for a fulfilling career.

     

Job Skills

  • Focus on Ability

    Training modules, a database of information on disabilities, and a directory of organizations that provide employment-related services to people with disabilities in Minnesota.

     

  • Northstar Online Digital Literacy Assessment

    Free online assessments of digital literacy skills in eight main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Word Processing (Word), Social Media, and Excel.

    When individuals pass the assessments at approved sites, they can obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate, which provides a credential for employment.

     

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