Should You Turn to Your State’s Labor Department to Help You Find a Job?

The state can help you with your job search

Are you in need of a job?  Whether you are currently unemployed or if you are looking to change jobs or careers, you may be in need of a new job. Although it is more than possible for you to find and apply for jobs on your own, you may want to think about seeking assistance. For many individuals, that assistance means hiring the services of a recruiter, but did you know that you may be able to get assistance through your state’s labor department.

In the United States, all states have what is referred to as a labor department. This labor department is able to assist individuals, just like you, with a number of work related issues. One of those issues involves finding employment.  If you are unsure as to how you should proceed, with finding and applying for jobs, or if you have been unsuccessful with finding jobs in the past, you may want to consider seeking assistance from your state’s labor department.

One of the many benefits to seeking assistance from your state’s labor department is the options that you have.  In all honesty, these options will all depend on the state in which you reside in. For instance, in New York State, you can visit your local labor offices or you can use their online job searching website.  The ability to use an online website is ideal, especially if you are currently employed, as you may be unable to visit your state’s labor offices during the daytime.

Another one of the many benefits to seeking assistance from your state’s labor department is the job bank they have.  Job bank is a term that is regularly used to describe the number of job openings that the state has access to. You may be surprised with what you find.  Many employers, especially those that are locally owned and operated, choose to only advertise their openings through a state labor department.  What does this mean for you?  It means that you may search high and low and still be unable to come across the same job openings that the your state’s department of labor can help you find.

Another one of the many benefits to using the assistance of your state’s labor department is an increased chance in being awarded a job.  Once again, you will find that it all depends on the state in which you reside; however, you will find that if you apply for jobs through your state’s labor department, you aren’t able to apply for just any job.  One of the many reasons why employers trust the judgment of most labor departments is because they tend to only send qualified applicants in for interviews.  This increases your chances of being awarded a job, as you are less likely to spend your time applying for jobs that you may not be the perfect candidate for.

If you are interested in seeing what your state’s labor department can do for you, you are advised to do so, as you really have nothing to lose.  Most states offer free assistance to those seeking employment within their state or county lines.  You can easily find the contact information for your local department of labor offices by using the internet, namely a standard internet search, or by using your local telephone book.

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3 Responses to “Should You Turn to Your State’s Labor Department to Help You Find a Job?”

  1. London Jobs says:

    Searching for a job during these times is very stressful indeed. As a recruitment manager and I contribute to a many job websites out there. From my expereince the individuals who end up getting the jobs are very confident in their minds. They probably won’t know the answer to every question you ask but they sure know how to answer. Also if your applying for a niche company go and do some research about it first and see how you can adapt yourself to it. Using that knowledge the interview process becomes much easier. Just be confident and keep trying, eventually you will find a job.

    Just thought I’de give my 2 cents. Brilliant article mate.

    Expert Job Blogger

  2. What a great resource!

  3. this article was exactly what i have been looking for! I found this blog bookmarked from a friend of mine. I’ll also bookmark it. Thanks again!

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