Jobs & Careers

The York County Public Library offers a comprehensive list of job and career resources for our patrons. Resources include job search assistance via the Virginia Workforce Connection website, books and ebooks on career exploration, an interactive online library of practice tests and tutorials, resume and interview tips, and job search information.

Career Centers

These websites offer comprehensive services for jobseekers including career exploration, salaries, education, training, job searches, resumes and interview tips.  
  • CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, offers tools to help jobseekers, students, businesses and career professionals. Research occupations, plan your education, plan your job search, create a resume and locate career centers near you.
  • Veterans ReEmployment is a CareerOneStop website for employment, training and financial help after military service. It includes the Military-to-Civilian Job Search tool where veterans and service members can search for jobs based on the skills and experiences they gained in the military.
  • Virginia Employment Commission provides services for employers, jobseekers, military veterans and the unemployed. Unemployment claims are filed online at this website.
  • Virginia Workforce Connection offers career, jobseeker, education, financial, veteran, youth and senior services. Assess your job skills, create resumes and cover letters, set up a search agent to automatically review job postings, track your job search efforts and use the email/message center to contact employers.

Career Exploration

  • The York County Public Library offers books and other materials on career development. Request titles through the library catalog.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook is the Nation's premier source for career information. The profiles cover hundreds of occupations and describe what they do, the work environment, how to become one, pay, employment projections and more.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Career Information for Kids website provides introductory career information for students in grades 4-8.
  • offers career information appropriate for children in grades K-5 and grades 6-8.
  • mySkillsmyFuture helps laid-off workers and other career changers find new occupations. You can explore career options based on the skills you have used in your current or past job, learn more about the jobs suggested, locate training programs and apply for jobs.
  • O*NET OnLine offers career exploration tools to help workers consider and plan career options. This site helps individuals identify their work-related interests, what they consider important on the job and their abilities.

Education Resources

  • College Navigator, a U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics website, will help you search for the right college, perform side-by-side comparisons of schools and save your results.
  • Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED and find and keep a good job.
  • LearningExpress Library offers practice tests, exercises and skill-building courses for elementary, middle, high school and college students. Learning centers are also available for GED preparation, job search and workplace skills, skills for adults, professional licensing tests and U.S. Citizenship preparation.
  • Federal Student Aid is your source for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.

Business Resources

  •, the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) website, provides access to Federal, state and local information that helps business owners successfully start and operate their business.
  • offers services for the self-employed.
State Government Jobs
Federal Government Jobs

Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviews

The Library offers books on resumes, cover letters and the job interview. They are available to request through the library catalog.