Careers & Employment

Courses

Computer Skills Center
Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Office products including Excel and Word, the Internet, and your operating system.

L2B - Libraries to Business
Connecting job seekers, businesses, and nonprofits of New Jersey with organizations and experts who are actively engaging in business and workforce development webinars.

Lynda.com from LinkedIn 
More than 3,000 online learning courses, especially tech, IT and business topics. Log in with your library card barcode number and your PIN for free access to Lynda.

General Resources

BrainFuse HelpNow - Professional, live assistance with resume and cover letter writing and MS Office. Access to BrainFuse ends June 15.

Data Axle Reference Solutions
For listings of employers in your industry within a certain distance of your home, search the "U.S. Businesses" directory by industry and geography.  Formerly known as ReferenceUSA.

Displaced Homemaker Program
Job training and other assistance from the state of NJ for women 40 and older, within a year of running out of public assistance.

Hoopla Ebooks
Free library ebooks on job hunting, resumes and interviews. Read them with the Hoopla Digital app or a web browser. When you create an account, it will ask for your PIN, which is the last 4 digits of your library card number.

How to Crack the Hidden Job Market
Advice from the Harvard Business Review on accessing jobs that are never posted.

Job and Career Accelerator
Build your resume & cover letter, search for jobs & internships, learn interview techniques, and explore careers, from LearningExpress.

JobScan
A web service that helps job seekers land more interviews, using artificial intelligence to compare one’s resume or LinkedIn profile against any job description.  JobScan is built from algorithms used in top Applicant Tracking Systems. Free accounts are available but have limits.

Major Union County Employers
Companies employing more than 100 people in Union County in 2020, published by the Union County Economic Development Corporation.

New Jersey Career Network
A free online community designed to connect job seekers with other job seekers as well as volunteer coaches for community and support through the job search process.

New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development - Job Fairs
Upcoming job fairs across New Jersey.

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Office of Apprenticeship
Matching career seekers with specialized employers and training opportunities.

Occupational Outlook Handbook / CareerInfo app
The Bureau of Labor Statistics allows you to search occupations by name, pay, education required, on the job training, and projected growth.

PayScale
PayScale matches current salary information to a job profile for free.

Start a Resume 
Create an effective resume using a template from Google Docs. You will need a free Google account.

Union County One-Stop Career Center
Personalized job search services are available at the centers in Elizabeth and Plainfield.

Union County College Center for Economic and Workforce Development
The Training Program and Jobs Connection Newsletter may be of interest.

Job Postings

Local & NJ Job Postings

National Labor Exchange - New Jersey
Click "Find Jobs" to browse all of the postings. To see fewer results, enter a search term and then click "Find Jobs".

New Jersey Retail Jobs
A June 2020 article at NJ.com featuring New Jersey retailers who are hiring.

New Providence Business Community
Local business job postings.

Star-Ledger
Search the Star-Ledger classifieds for New Jersey jobs.

State of New Jersey COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal
Businesses across New Jersey need workers for immediate hire.

TapInto New Providence Classifieds
Local business job postings.

Union County Employment Opportunities
Open positions with the county.

Employers in New Providence:
ACME Markets
Berkeley Aquatic Club

Borough of New Providence
Chase
Chipotle
Choice Pet

Chopt
CVS
Fitness Factory

Lantern Hill 
McDonald's 
My Gym
New Providence Board of Education
New Providence Community Pool
NJ Sharing Network

Nokia
Orange Theory
Our House
Prestige Diner

Smashburger
Spring Grove Rehabilitation

Starbucks
Subway
Summit Medical Group
Summit Speech School
TD Bank
United States Post Office

Businesses located in New Providence with an employment webpage may contact the library to be added to this list.

Nationwide Job Search Websites:
CareerBuilder
Data Axle Reference Solutions  - Click on U.S. Jobs & Internships
Dice - Tech jobs
Execu|Search - A temporary staffing & executive recruitment agency

Glassdoor
Indeed
Job and Career Accelerator - Click Search Jobs & Internships, then Job Search Engine
The Muse's list of companies still hiring during the COVID-19 crisis, with links to the open jobs.
USAJobs - Federal jobs

Upcoming Events

Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read
Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read
Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read
Feb 28 02:00PM-Personal Stories That Inspire Action
Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read

Signs of life!

As the snow begins to melt, we see positive signs of brighter days ahead.  Infection rates in town continue to drop and the COVID Committee of the Board of Trustees continues to monitor virus progress in the community.  We have been meeting regularly to evaluate whether conditions are right for re-opening.  As always, the safety of our patrons and staff is of prime importance. 

We are happy to announce that we will once again open to computer use by appointment on Monday, 3/1.  As before, we ask that you make an appointment for a 45 minute slot at least the day before and we will not take advance appointments beyond 1 week.  Social distancing requirements only allow us to make 2 computers available. 

We look forward to safer conditions as vaccinations proceed and will continue to update you as our re-opening plans progress.

377 ELKWOOD AVENUE
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
908-665-0311