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Info & Research: Job Seekers & Employment

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Are you looking for work, to change careers or learn a new work-related skill? 

We offer access to:

  • JobNow live, online Job Tutoring, skills building and resume, CV, and cover letter creation through our database
  • the Learning Express Database collection with Job Skills, eBooks and hundreds of practice tests for job certifications;
  • a curated list of local and national organizations, government departments and resources.

Online Library and Job Resources and Databases

Brainfuse JobNow

JobNow, powered by Brainfuse, provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job. Includes live interview help, live resume help, live job search help and career assessments.

Learning Express Job and Career Accelerator

Get Resume and Cover Letter help, explore potential careers and get advice on college and scholarships.

Learning Express: Recursos Para Hispanohablantes/Resources for Spanish Speakers

Mejore sus habilidades escritas, orales y gramaticales, Sea mejor lector, Desarrolle sus habilidades matemáticas, Prepárese para el examen de GED, Sea ciudadano estadounidense.

Learning Express Computer Skills Center

Get started with your computer, internet safety, learn computer graphics and illustration, video courses to learn Microsoft office; Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, learn about Windows Operating Systems.

Career and Job Seeking Services


Unemployment Insurance is administered by the states.  The Oregon Employment Department (OED) provides unemployment insurance benefits to workers who are out of work. OED is working to incorporate these changes into their resource guides and will issue updates about pandemic unemployment assistance and unemployment benefit extensions as soon as they are able.

You can file for a new claim through its Online Claim System. The OED has also created the email address for coronavirus questions.

Federal Department of Labor Updates

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Featured Online Resource

Job opportunities with the City of Springfield