Employment Guide

Local Job Listings

Local Employers

Local Services

  • Job Finders
    Temporary and permanent staffing assistance for businesses and job seekers.
  • Job Point
    Offers vocational assessment and guidance to adults and students with disabilities, people who are unemployed or underemployed, and persons with chronic conditions, injuries, or other employment barriers.
  • Love Columbia Career Clearinghouse
    A collection of resources and links to a variety of training and employment resources available in the community, with an emphasis on finding career opportunities in the community for those in need.
  • HireMizzouTigers.com
    For MU grads. Search job postings (full-time, part-time, internships/co-op, campus, seasonal, graduate assistantship). Sign up for on-campus interviews. Browse the employer directory.
  • Missouri Job Center Walk-In Wednesday Hiring Event
    A monthly job fair held at the Columbia Public Library. Eight to twelve employers are expected to be in attendance recruiting for various positions. Bring your current résumé and dress for success.
  • University of Missouri Career Center
    Assists students in finding a major, exploring career options, seeking student employment, drafting a résumé or cover letter, developing job search strategies, building interview skills, and much more.

Missouri Employment

  • Jobs.mo.gov
    Formerly Missouri Career Source, this is the official workforce resource website for the State of Missouri.
  • Missouri Connections
    A web-based resource to help Missouri Citizens determine their career interests, explore occupations, establish education plans, develop job search strategies, and create résumés.
  • Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
    Helps physically or mentally disabled persons obtain employment or maintain current

National and International Employment

  • CareerOneStop
    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Helps you explore careers, salary & benefits and get help with résumés and cover letters.
  • CareerBuilder
    Search jobs in Columbia and nationally.
  • Careers in the Military
    The Military offers more than 4,100 unique jobs for both officers and enlisted personnel. Each year, the Armed Services hire a combined 365,000 people to fill those positions.
  • Civilian Careers in the Department of Defense
    The Department of Defense employs over 800,000 civilians in more than 750 occupations around the world.
  • Indeed.com
    Easy-to-use “what” and “where” job search engine with the ability to create a job alert that notifies the user via e-mail whenever new jobs matching their profile are posted.
  • Monster.com
    Search for jobs nationally, post your résumé, and get career advice.
  • USAJOBS.gov
    USAJobs is the official job site of the United States Federal Government.

Career Information

Employment Law

  • Missouri Department of Labor
    Provides basic information on Missouri labor laws, unemployment benefits, workers compensation and more.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    Seeks to assure safe and healthful working conditions by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
  • U.S. Department of Labor
    The Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance and other income support.

Résumés and Interviewing

Library Resources

  • Brainfuse JobNow
    Provides live, online job coaching and interview help, as well as resume feedback, professional skill-building resources and career exploration tools.
  • LearningExpress Library
    Online resource for academic and employment test preparation. Some practice tests include the HiSET, ACT, SAT, Postal Worker, and Civil Service Exam. The site offers an instant score report with detailed answer explanations.
  • Job and Career Accelerator
    Part of the Learning Express Library suite of offerings, the Career Accelerator combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application.

Resources For Older Job Seekers

  • AARP Job Board
    Job board with postings aimed at more experienced workers
  • Aging Best
    A local organization that provides a number of resources to older people, including assistance with job applications.
  • Monster Job Search Resources for Workers 50+
    A collection of articles published by Monster aimed at helping workers over 50 find suitable careers.
  • Online Job Application Tutorial
    A recorded video from a non-profit that goes over tips and examples to help complete online job applications with the best chance of success
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program
    National program from the Department of Labor aimed at providing employment and job-training to older Americans.
  • Workforce50.com
    A national job board aimed specifically at finding positions aimed at applicants over the age of 50.