The Vermont Department of Labor is the central resource for Vermonters seeking employment. It can be reached at www.labor.vermont.gov. This website includes information for workers on filing unemployment claims, current training opportunities, and unemployment support. It also features a list of resource centers located throughout the state to provide more personalized assistance.
Another option is www.vermontjoblink.com. This site allows you to open an account to build and post an online resume and to search the database for current employment positions.
If you are looking for career development and training services, one of the following organizations may be of assistance to you:
If you are disabled, www.vocrehab.vermont.gov is a resource that offers free and flexible services to help any disabled Vermonter to become employed. If you are 55 or older, www.vermontassociates.org can assist you with specific services such as assessment, coaching, job search, and training to help you become a better-qualified applicant for jobs.
If you are looking to learn new vocational skills, www.retrainvermont.org offers an apprentice-style training program in the areas of office administration, major appliance repair, computer systems technology, assistive technology and durable medical equipment, and a woodshop entrepreneurial program to help you transition to a new career.
The following resources are for people interested in finding employment with the federal government.
- USAJOBS.gov — The official site for current federal jobs and employment information. Search for federal job openings by state, city or ZIP code. Other features of USAJOBS.gov include:
- Pathways Programs — The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates. Students and recent graduates can find internships, find jobs for recent graduates, review the listing of federal occupations by major, and learn about the Presidential Management Fellows Program.
- Veterans Resources — Overview targeted to veterans seeking federal employment.
- Individuals with Disabilities — Learn more about the Schedule A Hiring Authority for People with Disabilities.
- Senior Executives — Learn more about the Senior Executive Service (SES) and the SES Candidate Development Program.
- Feds Hire Vets — U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s government-wide veterans employment website.
- The Department of Labor website is an invaluable resource for information pertaining to employment. You can research wage and salary data, and vital economic statistics as they pertain to our nation's world-class labor force.
- American Job Center — Resources for finding job postings, matching skills with new jobs and careers, tips on writing resumes, interviewing and networking, and more.
- America's Job Bank — A searchable database of over one million private sector jobs. Also provides links to each state's job bank, where users can post resumes online.
- The Job Accommodation Network is a service of the Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy. It provides one-on-one information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities, and is also available through its 1-800-ADA-WORK hotline.
- U.S. House of Representatives Employment Opportunities — Information on employment opportunities at the House of Representatives for prospective job applicants.
- The Wounded Warrior Program of the U.S. House of Representatives offers two-year fellowships in congressional district offices nationwide.