Local Employment Information


Alsip-Merrionette Park Library patrons can use their library card barcode (21145000....) to access these sources from any computer or device. All other patrons can access this resource through the library's database computers in the Adult Services Department.

  • Learning Express Database -- Online courses and practice exams for many areas of skill and employment, including CDL and computer skills.

  • Career Transitions -- This is an online career guidance center that provides help in writing a resume and cover letter, and offers an interview simulation. Discover a New Career will help you assess your career interests and browse career paths. Their job listings can be searched by type, and results limited by number of miles from a zip code.

  • Brainfuse --This has an Adult Learning Center where adults can get help on Writing a Winning Resume, help with using Mircrosoft Office programs, and find a list of Career Resources on the Internet.


Our library has an extensive collection of books on resumes, cover letters, interviews, networking, and more. Search the Enterprise Catalog for book and other resources.


Job Overview Sites

The Riley Guide
Resource for all aspects of jobs and careers.  Provides helpful links and tools for all aspects of job searching.  

Quint Careers
Job hunting and career tools, with essay and links on job searching.

Career Information

A site of the U.S. Department of Labor with federal, state and local resources for occupations, careers and industries.  

My Skills, My Future
Part of CareerOneStop, this site helps bridge to a new career with skills acquired in previous positions. 

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Describes hundreds of occupations, work environment, training and education, expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. Maintained by U.S. Department of Labor.
Question-and-answer system to help decide on a career path.

Illinois Job Websites

Chicago Jobs
Check out jobs by keyword and location.

Chicagoland Jobs
Small, localized service catering to Chicago area employers.

Illinois Joblink
Search for jobs.  Sign up for an account, if you wish. (Sponsored by Illinois Department of Employment Security)

Illinois workNet
Explore careers, find out about job training, learn job qualifications, see current job openings, network, and get layoff assistance.

Job Boards and Search Engines

America’s Job Exchange
Continuation of America’s Job Bank.  Provides job opportunities and career tools. 

Career Bliss
Has a an annual listing of 50 happiest U.S. companies to work for, as well as over 3.5 million job postings, 4 million salaries and 700,000 company reviews

Career Builder
Find classified job listings from over 140 newspapers.  Search by location, job title, keyword and salary.  

Glassdoor -- This is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies.
Groups thousands of listings from job boards, newspapers and company websites. 

MFG Jobs
Top site for finding manufacturing jobs.

One of largest employment websites, with resume posting and employer information.

Simply Hired
Millions of job listings with information on local jobs, job trends, salary comparisons and employment trends.