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These are informative sites to provide help in job searching, careers and unemployment help.

FINRA iconJob Dislocation: Managing the Financial Impact of Unexpected Job Loss (FINRA INVESTOR ALERT) FINRA focuses on how to manage the financial impact and aspects of a job loss.  Included is a section with links on avoiding Job Search or Service Scams.

The Beehive: Unemployment Benefits, Find a Job, Free Job Search, Career Coaching and More
The global nonprofit One Economy Corp. aims to use technology to bring financial security and independence to disadvantaged people. Visit the Beehive page to get help with all kinds of life skills, including finding a job.

This portal site provides a suite of tools for people to use at any stage in their career; including America's Career InfoNet and America's Service Locator. The tools were developed and are maintained through the leadership of the U.S. Department of Labor and in partnership with state workforce agencies, local workforce service delivery providers and education and training institutions and private sector organizations.

Find Help in Tough Times
The State Library of Ohio recognizes that these are challenging times. It now provides, Find Help in Tough Times, a one-stop website that assists in finding information and resources in many areas. Its Employment Help link provides access to job opportunities, career helps, online practice tests and training, and the services of Ohio Jobs & Family Services unemployment section.

Created from a partnership of the California State Library and the LINK AMERICAS Foundation, "JobScout is a free online learning platform that will teach you the basic Internet skills you need to find a job."      

Learn Job Skills @ DigitalLiteracy.Gov
This government resource provides links to learn and improve digital literacy skills, find a job, explore careers, create a resume, locate career education & training, and link to state & local workforce services.

Mahoning Co Stability PartnersMahoning and Columbiana Training Association
With more than 25 years of experience in workforce development and approximately 45 employees, MCTA continues to provide and improve job training services, including job counseling and assessment, occupational classroom training and on-the-job training to residents of Mahoning and Columbiana Counties.

Ohio Here to Help
Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services created OhioHereToHelp which provides direct links to job openings via Ohio Means Jobs, as well as to training and education resources via the State of Ohio Library. It also has information on such topics as money, food assistance, health care, housing, transportation, child care, veterans’ services, legal services, clothing assistance, youth employment and much more.

Quintessential Careers
"Quintessential Careers is the ultimate career, job, and college site, offering comprehensive free expert career and job-hunting advice (through articles, tools, tips, samples, and tutorials), as well as links to all the best job sites. Special sections for teens, college students, and all other job-seekers (by industry, geography, and job-seeker type) make this site a comprehensive resource for all."

The Riley Guide
The Riley Guide, developed and maintained by a librarian, is a directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet. This noted website is a how-to for job seekers on using the Internet for employment assistance.

Mahoning Co Stability PartnersYWCA Youngstown Workforce Development
The Community Strengthening Workforce Development Initiative is aimed at providing job readiness, employment and training services.  Low-income women and minorities in the Mahoning Valley will be the target of this project.

Job Search, Opportunities, and Training

These are targeted job banks that are limited to openings in your local area or state.

Mahoning Valley Help Wanted
This local employment site is for job seekers and for employers seeking employees. An advanced search feature helps focus on job opportunities specific to your qualifications. The site allows resumes to be posted and is available for viewing in Spanish. is a website sponsored by the Ohio Hospital Association. Find job opportunities in Ohio's hospital systems through focused search strategies. A job seeker can create a free account that allows the posting of a resume.

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
This is the link for job seekers on the website of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. It includes access to job banks and other job opportunities as well as to education and training services.

Ohio Means Jobs
This site has "compiled electronic job opportunities from all of the major commercial job boards, niche industries, national and Ohio fortune 100 companies, and state of Ohio jobs all into one convenient location to help you find the right job in less time."

Ohio Unemployment Benefits
The site for Ohio's Citizens and Employers to conduct their unemployment insurance business online.

One Stop Ohio
The One Stop of Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties brings together resources to help jobseekers find employment and to assist employers in finding qualified workers. Its mission is "to offer coordinated workforce development and direct customer service to employers and job seekers - at one accessible location."

State of Ohio Job Search
This is the official site for searching for Ohio government job openings. Links to benefit information and the application process are also available.

Online Resume Sites

eResumes & Resume Writing Services
For tips or sample resumes


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