Career Resources

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Please visit the Main Library's career books section for books on career exploration, occupational handbooks, exam practice books, resume books, and more. Please ask the Librarian where this section is located if you need help finding this section.



Local Employment Resources

WorkSource Centers.

Find a worksource center near you. Find out about trainings for people that were laid off. WorkSource California is a collaborative effort between multiple local Workforce Investment Areas within the County of Los Angeles, as well as LA County Department of Public Social Servies/GAIN, LA Economic Develpment Corporation, and CA EDD, who came together to better serve the employment and training needs of the Los Angeles region.

Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Area

Foothill Workforce Investment Board

1207 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 796-5627
TTY: (626) 300-5616
Fax: (626) 304-7902

Verdugo Jobs Center of Glendale Consortium WIB

1255 S. Central Avenue
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 409-0476
TTY: (818) 409-7236
Fax: (818) 409-0496

Women At Work

Located in Pasadena, Women At work is a career and job resource center with a mission to help clients reach their full employment and earnings potential in a supportive environment. They provide employment services such as career guidance, job search support groups and house thousands of jobs in their unique database available in our Resource Room. They service both men and women of Greater Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.



Career Guides, Exploration, & Tools

The Gateway to Careers site, was created by the JVSLA (Jewish Vocational Services of Los Angeles), the oldest non-profit career services organization in Los Angeles in collaboration with the Department of Labor and the American Association of Community Colleges. This tool is filled with career exploration resources, assessment tools and tips for landing the next job.


An online learning platform that will teach you the basic Internet skills and job-hunting techniques you need to find a job. JobScout uses social game design to engage users in self-paced, online activities that focus on Internet skills applied in real life context. JobScout lets you track your progress and access games to reinforce the skills you learn, and boasts a custom resume builder and built-in job search function.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

A classic reference about occupations from A to Z. Compiled by the US Bureau of Labor
Statistics. Includes a description of the work, training and education.

Career One Stop

Learn about different careers, find career information, and locate career resources with

Guide to Government Careers

A comprehensive guide on finding a career for those looking to work in municipal, local, and federal government roles.



Unemployment Resources

California Employment Development Department

Find unemployment insurance information and file a claim online.


The CalWORKs program provides temporary financial assistance and employment focused
services to families with minor children who have income and property below State maximum
limits for their family size. Most able-bodied aided parents are also required to
participate in the CalWORKs GAIN employment services program.

Losing A Job: Your Rights

Provided by FindLaw, a leader in online legal information and services for lawyers, businesses, and individuals.

Job Banks & Search Engines

At this site you can find jobs and see company salaries, reviews, and interviews-all posted  anonymously by employees.

Cal Jobs

Employment Development Department's CalJOBS links or matches employer job listings with job or career interests.

Simply Hired

Search for job listings from across the web. Find local jobs, salary comparisons, and employment trends.

Job Star LA

LA area job search engine.


Search millions of jobs from thousands of job boards, newspapers, classifieds and company websites.


Search for jobs in the Los Angeles Area or in other areas.

Career Builder

Search 1.6 million job ads. Fresh job listings posted daily. Have jobs emailed to you.

Use Monster's resources to create a resume, search for jobs, prepare for interviews, and launch your career.

California State Personnel Board

Job openings for the California State Government.

County of Los Angeles

Job opportunities with the County of LA.

USA Jobs

The Federal government's official job list.

Higher Ed Jobs

Jobs in higher education. Faculty and administrative positions at colleges and universities.

Public education job search web site. Teaching and other education job openings across the nation.

Go Government

Federal jobs and Internships

A global clearinghouse of nonprofit jobs and volunteering resources.

Search for jobs in nonprofits.

Nonprofit jobs, career and recruiting content, and networking groups for the nonprofit sector.

Retirement Jobs

Jobs for people over 50. Full & Part time jobs from age friendly employers.

Senior Job Bank

Job listings and career information for seniors and boomers.


Start your job search on one of the purest job search engines on the web. Find and apply to job openings found directly on company websites.

Cost of Living Calculator by

Compare cost of living for up to 4 U.S. cities with this comprehensive calculator. You can also see how job opportunities and population stats stack up for the cities you're comparing -- all with simple, easy-to-understand visuals.


Employment Programs

The National Center for Alternative Certification - Promoting and Providing information about Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification.

Teach For America

TFA is a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach and to effect change in under-resourced urban and rural public schools.



Summer Employment For Youths

Los Angeles County Summer Youth Experience Program

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce & Civic Association Youth Employment and Internships

U.S. Department of State summer job bank


Scholarship Information

GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine

One of the largest databases of scholarships on the web. This scholarship search platform employs data science to forecast the number of students who will apply for each scholarship. Students can use this information to spend more time applying for scholarships they have a greater likelihood of winning. Unlike the others, GoodCall Scholarship Engine requires no personal information and it's free to use.



Resources For People With Disabilities


JAN's Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings.

ODEP - Youth, Disclosure, and the Workplace Why, When, What, and How

A guide to disclosing disabilities in the workplace.

AAAS Entry Point!

Entry Point! identifies and recruits students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business for internship and co-op opportunities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - ADA

Your employment rights as an individual with a disability.

DOL-SSA Disability Program Navigator Initiative

This Initiative promotes comprehensive services and work incentive information for SSA beneficiaries and other people with disabilities, through the One Stop system.

ADA Guide

A guide for people with disabilities seeking employment.