Job Resources

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Job Resources HEADER 

The Santa Maria Public Library offers an array of resources to help navigate career development. This page provides links that can be used to search for jobs, build resumes, find information on unemployment, and more.

Contact Reference Services for more information on job resources at (805) 925-0994 extension 8562 or

Job Seekers
Offers employment opportunities, job descriptions and salary information for employment with the City of Santa Maria. If a job is not listed, a job interest card may be filled out.
Information on employment with the County of Santa Barbara, including career opportunities, information on the hiring process, and frequently asked questions.
Information on career opportunities with the County of San Luis Obispo, including benefits, careers, and more.
Search for public employment opportunities.
This website provides a number of services for individuals seeking employment as a faculty, support staff or manager at a California Community College.
Search for jobs within California.
Search for California jobs. Provides career resources, resume help, financial services, veteran services and more.
Search for Federal jobs.
Search for nonprofit jobs in the database by title, keyword, organization or location.
National Job bank. Search for jobs, receive resume help and career advice, local and international operations.
National job bank. Search for jobs across multiple listing sites.
National job bank, partnered with newspapers, websites, and employment agencies. Search for jobs and create a resume.

Job Training Resources

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act to aid in recovery from the pandemic, the resources listed below have been made available to all public libraries in California via the California State Library. This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.


Patrons can build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies.


GetSetUp is geared to those over 55 who want to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences. Older adults have incredible knowledge to share and new mountains (literally and figuratively) to climb, but until now they haven’t had their own place to pursue their passions and continue creating, growing, and giving back.

LinkedIn Learning

Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Get started with your library card.

Northstar: A tool that provides assessments, instructor-led curricula and self-directed online learning for basic digital literacy skills. 

Learning Express: A learning tool designed to help students and professionals at all levels of learning achieve their educational and career-related goals. 

Skillshare -

Build upon your current skill set, start a side-hustle, begin new business ventures, and find a creative outlet during these uncertain times. Patrons create an account and redeem their access. Unlimited access available for 3 months


Careers, Training, Resources, and Resumes
VetNow/JobNow by Brainfuse offers access to live tutoring, job coaching, resume preparation, job hunting tools, and skill building resources. This database is available to use with a Library card and is provided by the California State Library.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Explore careers, find training, and search for jobs.
Occupational Outlook Handbook.  Explore careers and career forecasts.
Provides resources and links for job training and skill building
Build your resume in minutes. Offers tips, templates and guides to help write a resume.

Job Loss Resources
One-stop resource for California people who have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Offers Covid-19 state resources and job searching help.

Library Resources
The Santa Maria Public Library offers a variety of electronic and print materials on subjects related to employment, job searching, interviewing, and resumes.
Information on the Public Library’s downloadable materials and streaming platforms.
Access the Public Library’s collection database to search for job related resources.