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Job Seekers

The Newburgh Free Library Job & Continuing Education Information Center at the library and on the web is now ready to help with your information needs. Job-seeking or finding a new career is easier when you have the right tools. Through our on-hand materials, useful websites and online databases you’ll be able to jump-start your job hunt and explore careers. The library offers continuing education classes on computer skills and how to use our electronic resources for job searching and writing your resume. Check the Library Calendar for a full schedule and subscribe to our program and event email news for the latest news.

For information on:
Continuing Education
Civil Service Exams & Other Professional Tests Study Guides
Jobs & Career Choices, Resumes, Green Jobs & Work At Home
Online Testing, Education & Job Search Tools
Free Online Classes
Job Postings
Online Resources
Job Listings

Glassdoor-logo a new site for job seekers contains job listings, salaries, company reviews, ratings, company information, CEO approval rating, competitors, content providers, and more company information.  Users can find and anonymously share real-time reviews, ratings and salary details about specific jobs for specific employers. is an excellent way to get inside information on companies you might want to work at, including how satisified the employees are, what they see as the pros and cons, and how much they are earning. Company Search:

Users are able to preview basic information without registering. However, to browse the reviews and salaries in the Glassdoor community and get involved in discussions, members are required to register. Registration is free.
Glassdoor Company Reviews Salaries Tools:

Users are able to sort company reviews by relevance, number of reviews, overall rating, CEO approval rating, industry, and job. JobScope:

JobScope helps job seekers browse job listings and preview what it is really like to work at a company by providing instant, in-depth details about companies directly from each listing.  Click on the Glassdoor Jobs tab and then search for jobs that meet your criteria. When you view a job listing, click on “Look Inside” to see a snapshot of the company information.

To assist you in finding & applying for a job you may need:

To open a free email account: See Free List below
To Create a Resume: See Sample Resumes
To take a free computer class: See Class Schedule
To get a library card: Click Here or ask at the front desk

Be sure to sign up for email information about events at the Newburgh Free Library:

To set up an email account:

Online job applications will require an email address.  Free email accounts are available from:

Yahoo Mail
Yahoo en Espanol
Gmail from Google
Hotmail from Microsoft









Test materials in print: 

At the library you can access continuing education test materials such as ACT and other college tests, AP studies, GED and Pre-GED, NCLEX-PN and RN, GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, SAT and LSAT, and TOEFL to name a few.

The collection also includes Civil Service and other test books including police, social worker, airplane mechanic, sanitation worker, CDL commercial driver’s license, bus driver and firefighter plus many more. These materials are located in the Job Information Center and can all be checked out.

Of course, on the shelf and available for check out, we have information about careers including green jobs and working at home.

Information about Resumes and Cover Letters can be found in the collection under 650.14, and in our Job Information Center Collection.

To locate additional materials about specific job field and career choices check our collection under numbers 350, 640 & 650. Try searching our online catalog or ask any librarian for assistance.


Online Resting, Education and Job Search Tools

In the library or through our website you can reach online testing & educational resources which contain an assortment of practice certification exams as well as other resources to aid in job searches. E-books are now available in the Learning Centers.

The Learning Centers have skill development tools and practice tests covering Elementary Grades through High School to GED programs and College Admission Tests as well as occupation practice tests, workplace skills and U.S. Citizenship in English and Spanish.

The Learning Express Library and the Job and Career Accelerator are linked together to provide a full suite of educational, job skills and career development opportunities.

The Job and Career Accelerator is a full-service job search suite.  Using these tools and the resources and classes at the library can lead you along the path to locating the job you want including exploring your interests, learning the skills you can use, preparing your resume and finding that job.  You will need to create a user name and password to start an account that can be saved with your resume, job search results and classes in progress.



All eBooks are now available in the Learning Centers!

New Practice Tests Now Available for Careers in: Teaching and Medical Assisting.

New Practice Tests Now Available for the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC).

Many New eBooks Now Available, including titles to help prepare for careers in Civil Service, Education, Allied Healthcare, and more.

The Job Search & Workplace Skills Learning Center will help you:
• Craft a resume that will get you hired
• Strengthen your job searching, interviewing, and networking skills
• Achieve career success

Visit the Job Search & Workplace Skills Learning Center now.

Job Now is a new online tool for your Job Search.

Live Interview Coaching: Patrons can brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches. Job coaches and patrons communicate via live chat in our online classroom. In addition to live interview coaching, patrons enjoy 24/7 access to interview tips and career resources

Resume Lab: Job seekers receive expert resume/cover letter assistance from trained experts. Users are also able to download resume templates, or browse resources for producing better resumes.

Career Resources: Patrons enjoy 24/7 access to a carefully-selected library of job resources. In addition, Brainfuse job coaches help users strategically target jobs best suited to their interests and qualifications.

Adult Learning Center: The Adult Learning Center provides foundational, career-enhancing skills to job seekers. In addition, the Adult Learning Center offers test preparation (including the GED and the USCIS citizenship test) and a unique academic skills center featuring live, online tutors.

FREE ONLINE CLASSES in computers, reading and math you can do on your own here in the library or at home.

Free online classes in computers, reading and math from Goodwill Community Foundation.



Internet Basics Bee - Confused about Internet basics?

This online introduction will teach you about surfing the Internet.

Mouse Practice – If you want to learn about and practice using your mouse, this online program is made for you.  Explore different uses of the mouse and its buttons and have fun at the same time.


These are located in binders in the Job Information Center area.

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Help Wanted

• New York State Civil Service Job Postings
• Orange County Civil Service Job Postings
• Dutchess County Civil Service Job Postings
• City of Newburgh and other Local Municipality Civil Service Postings
• Misc. Job Postings as received from employers


CareerOneStop – This site sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor Employment and Training Administration contains many useful tools for job seekers.

New York State Department of Civil Service – Contains information on civil service jobs with New York State and local governments.

Wall Street Journal – Articles on job hunting, plus a database of 30,000 job opportunities.

College Grad Job Hunter – This site offers entry-level employment postings and job search tips for the recent college graduate.

CTI Career Search – Career information including stories on 200 different occupations, hot careers and daily news summaries.

JobHunt: On-Line Job List – A directory of on-line job search resources and services including tips on starting the job hunt, advice and what’s new.

Best Jobs in the USA
Provides access to a database of employment classified ads from USA today. Also provides a resume bank, job fair bank, etc.

Job matching site


Engineering Jobs.Com
Links to headhunters, job databases, and resumes.

Hudson Valley Help Wanted.Com
Provides a database of available jobs as well as links to upload your resume, take a career assessment test, and find a school carrying the program for the career you want.

JobBank USA
Employment and resume information services to job seekers.

The Monster Board
Provides access to a job search component, online recruitment seminar, and more.

Times Herald Record Jobs
Features job information listed in the Times Herald Record.

Newburgh Free Library provides books and online resources to help you with career exploration, skill building, resume writing, job test taking and continuing education.