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Local U.S. Job Opportunities: South & Southeast, USVI & Puerto Rico


The Riley Guide: Sites with Job Listings: Local US Jobs

Local U.S. Job Opportunities:
South & Southeast USVI & Puerto Rico


The majority of the listings here are for the state employment services and local newspapers. We also have a page with links to information on How to File for Unemployment Benefits for all states.

You may also want to look at our page for Job Search and Networking Groups.


Alabama

Government Services

Alabama JobLink
…the state job bank featuring information on employers engaged in major recruiting programs right on the front page.
Alabama Department of Industrial Relations
…includes employment services and unemployment information

Other Employment Sources

Jefferson County Personnel Board (Birmingham)
Applications for county government jobs are accepted on official forms only but they can be requested by email. Select a job title to view the details.
JobsInAL.com
…nice site focused on jobs in Connecticut. While you can search by a number of features I like the "New Jobs" and "New Temp Jobs" buttons for quick reviews of things posted in recent days. Registration is not required. This company runs similar job sites for several other states and makes it easy for you to switch between sites (bottom of the front page).
Everything Alabama
Everything Alabama is a comprehensive electronic source for news business information and classified ads and is developed in cooperation with three Alabama newspapers — The Birmingham News The Mobile Register and The Huntsville Times. You can review job leads here register to post your resume or receive job listings via E-mail and review career tips.

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Arkansas

Government Services

Arkansas JobLink
…from America’s Job Bank
Arkansas Employment Security Department
…includes employment services and unemployment information along with the state’s job bank
Arkansas.gov
…the state government’s portal. Select either Working or Business and Employment to access agencies and resources. Education info here includes state-sponsored training programs four-year schools and more.

Other Employment Sources

Arkansas Business
… the business weekly features up-to-date news about the state’s business community and industries small-business resources and listings of the hottest jobs and careers in Arkansas.
Arkansas Next: A Guide to Life after High School
… offers life and career advice for teens entering the world of work or contemplating additional schooling. The links include Arkansas schools and businesses associations government agencies scholarship and financial aid information and more.
The Job Guide
"The best source for finding Jobs and Careers in Oklahoma & Arkansas…We have been bringing workers and recruiters together since 1988. We focus on job listings and training opportunities with employers in northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas including Tulsa Broken Arrow Muskogee Claremore Fayetteville Rogers Owasso Bentonville Ft. Smith Sapulpa Slloam Springs Southwest City Springdale and Lowell. Career opportunities abound in Green Country and Northwest Arkansas." You can search their current listings by city or keyword but you can also browse all or just browse the list of employers currently searching for new talent. They also list local career services upcoming job fairs and training opportunities available. You can create a free Job Guide account to have new job announcement emailed directly to you.
Northwest Arkansas Info: Employers
…yes this is a list of employers in this region of Arkansas complete with links to their websites and/or online job listings. You can also look at the other info categories available at the top of the page to learn more about the area and find even more possible employers who might not be so prominently listed. It’s not the prettiest site online but it is highly effective and very friendly to users. Ron Enderland in the operator and you’ll find his phone number on the Contact Us page.

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Florida

Government Services

Employ Florida
…the state’s job bank
Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation
…includes employment services and unemployment information along with the state’s job bank
Employment Opportunities in Florida’s colleges and universities
… connects you to open positions for the public universities independent colleges and universities and community colleges in Florida. Listings are for faculty administration and support personnel. This list is a service of the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida.

Other Employment Sources

Salary in Miami FL Area
Average salary as reported by the registered users of Glassdoor.com (employers and employees). Register for free to search jobs review employers research salaries and more.
Albion Accounting Solutions
…specializes in the placement of candidates in Financial Accounting Bookkeeping Mortgage and Banking positions on a Temporary Temp-to-Hire or Direct Hire basis.
Job Search Links Broward Community College Career Center
…this is a nice resource for people wanting to look for employment. You’ll also want to look at their JobTrack a database of current job openings posted with the Career Center.
Micro Tech Staffing
…provides quality temporary and permanent personnel to business and industry in numerous job areas. You can review some of their current open assignments online or submit a resume for consideration. Micro Tech has offices in NH MA RI and Hialeah FL.
Jack Richman and Associates/JRA Consulting
…providing quality Information Technology recruiting consulting and staffing services for over two decades. "Our firm is dedicated to identifying and delivering high caliber Information Technology professionals to our clients in South Florida and throughout the State. We have an extensive network of business partners in the area. Our service is not just limited to the local area." You can review jobs posted through this firm but I’m sure they have many more which are not listed here.
The Premier Group
…a staffing and professional recruitment firm with offices in New York New Jersey Connecticut and Florida. They specialize in Business Support Staffing Accounting / Financial Services / Investment Banking Legal Staffing Services and Medical Staffing Services and have numerous job opportunities posted on the site at any given time. Nice feature: From Sunday through Wednesday The Premier Group’s professional career advisors are now available to counsel you on your career. "Call us with your questions; we’ll be glad to help! And all our discussions are 100% confidential." You can also submit your resume for consideration.
Sammy’s Place
Online almost as long as Rileyguide Sammy’s Place was set up by a teacher in Florida to help other teachers find employment. No this isn’t a recruiter. It is a directory of links to all of the school districts in the state plus several other resources. There is no real contact information on the site but he also doesn’t run ads nor does he ask for your info. (Domain registration is public.) Oh and Sammy was his Basset Hound.

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Georgia

Government Services

Georgia’s Job Bank
The state’s job bank. To start your search you must select a category. You can search statewide or by city.
Georgia Department of Labor
…includes employment services and unemployment information along with the state’s job bank.
Office of Human Resources Georgia Department of Education
…opportunities for employment with the department with the public schools of Georgia and with the state schools for the hearing and visually impaired students. The Links section includes links to additional Georgia state resources along with even more links for employment in education.
City of Atlanta Employment Opportunities
… a list of current job opportunities and instructions for applying for a position.
Fulton County Employment
…jobs with this county.

Other Employment Sources

Salary in Atlanta GA Area
Average salary as reported by the registered users of Glassdoor.com (employers and employees). Register for free to search jobs review employers research salaries and more.
AtlantaRecruiter.com
…local postings in and near Atlanta GA.
Georgia.Jobing.com
..part of the Jobing network this targeted site allows you to target your search to a specific region of the state. Local links connect you to more resources for the state. Free registration of your resume allows you to create a job agent to do the searching for you and email you the results.
Galileo: Georgia’s Virtual Library
…a great research tool for the citizens of Georgia providing access to numerous article databases and library resources and offering a selection of helpful web links. Some areas of the site are limited to residents with proper password access as provided by their local public or college library. Other areas are open including the Career and Job Information list. To access this click on Databases A-Z the select Career and Job Information.
Hire Profile
…a creative resources firm specializing in placements of Atlanta-based freelance and permanent creative talent such as designers art directors copywriters illustrators editors proofreaders marketing managers project managers and web developers. They assist with freelance contract talent temp-to-permanent direct-hire studio and agency referrals and agency searches. Qualified talent can search their database of current opportunities or complete a Talent Application (including a few work samples) so they know who you are and where your talents lie.
TeachGeorgia
… the official teacher recruitment web site for public schools in Georgia. You’ll find alternative education requirements a job fair calendar and other helpful resources. Browse the listings of jobs statewide by location or by subject position or system. You must register (free) to apply online or to take part in the Resume Expo.

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Kentucky

Government Services

Kentucky Career Center
The state’s job search service. From the Office of Employment and Training
Kentucky Workforce Investment
… education training and workforce information for job seekers and employers. They offer a virtual career workshop current labor market information lists of service centers and connect you to the Kentucky OET (see below) for job leads.
Kentucky Office of Employment and Training
…includes employment services and unemployment information along with the state’s job bank

Other Employment Sources

Kentucky.Jobing.com
..part of the Jobing.com network this targeted site allows you to target your search to a specific region of the state. Local links connect you to more resources for the state. Free registration of your resume allows you to create a job agent to do the searching for you and email you the results.

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Louisiana

Government Services

LA Works
…the state’s job bank.
Louisiana’s Department of Labor
…the Department of Labor’s website with information on employment services unemployment compensation and the state’s job bank

Other Employment Sources

JobsInLouisiana.com
…nice site focused on jobs in this state. While you can search by a number of features I like the "New Jobs" and "New Temp Jobs" buttons for quick reviews of things posted in recent days. Registration is not required. This company runs similar job sites for several other states and makes it easy for you to switch between sites (bottom of the front page).
WorkNOLA
"A collaboration of many local partners and businesses WorkNOLA.com offers those looking to move to New Orleans and those already here a way to explore and apply for local job openings. Please join and help get New Orleans working." Many very good permanent and contract jobs have been posted here. You can look all you want but when it comes time to apply you will need to complete the free registration (confidential resume is optional). Scroll down the front page to read employment news from New Orleans. WorkNOLA is operated by NOLA YURP the New Orleans Young Urban Rebuilding Professionals Initiative an economic and social development non-profit working to attract talent back to the city. Austin Lavin founder of Myfirstpaycheck.com is Managing Director and he appears to have a very good Board of Directors with whom to work.

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Mississippi

Government Services

Mississippi Department of Employment Security
…includes the job bank employment services and unemployment information
Mississippi.gov
Select "Working in Mississippi" for employment links jobs in state government and information about the business community. The state also links you to Mississippi’s schools and colleges as well as local state and federal government information.

Other Employment Sources

JobsInMS.com
…nice site focused on jobs in Mississippi. While you can search by a number of features I like the "New Jobs" and "New Temp Jobs" buttons for quick reviews of things posted in recent days. Registration is not required. This company runs similar job sites for several other states and makes it easy for you to switch between sites (bottom of the front page).

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North Carolina

Government Services

North Carolina Employment Security Commission
…includes employment services and unemployment information along with the state’s job bank
Office of State Personnel
…Jobs with the state government
Forsyth County Winston-Salem
Jobs with the county which includes Winston-Salem.
City of Raleigh
…click on "Employment" at the top of the page to view current offerings and a summary of benefits.

Newspapers

The News and Observer
…local news for the Triangle region (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill).
News& Record Online
…online version of the newspaper but they have the right idea in taking their services to a new level of information for the community. (Piedmont Triad) They have an extensive directory of local info called The Depot which is great. If you are interested in jobs check their own classifieds and then click over to their Triad Careers site (below)

Other Employment Sources

Job Help Center’s Job Lines
News and tips from the Job Help Center of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County located in Main Library at 310 North Tryon Street Charlotte NC. They post jobs as well as news and resources for you.
BizLink: Your On-line Business Resource
…research a company at this business site sponsored by the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. You will also find career tools and jobs in the Career Corner.
Hiring Source: North Carolina Employment Resources and Opportunities
…nice directory of links to many sources for employment opportunities and support services in the state of North Carolina. The list includes links to the many local employers as well as city and county government sites. This site was started in 1998 by Claudia Covington.
Teach4NC
North Carolina is actively recruiting teachers and this website offers certification alternatives for individuals who have military or other non-teaching career experience.
Triad Careers
…job listings employer listings and career information for people looking for work in the Triad region of North Carolina (Greensboro Winston-Salem and High Point).

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Puerto Rico

Government Services

Departamento del Trajabo y Recursos Humanos
…the official "department of labor and human resources" for Puerto Rico. You will find information on careers work unemployment insurance and much more. En espagñol.
Operación Empleo
.. A public / private partnership to help people search for jobs. Operated by the Consejo de Desarrollo Ocupacional y Recursos Humanos of the Departamento del Trajabo y Recursos Humanos. This may be replacing PuertoRicoTrabajo. En espagñol.
PuertoRicoTrabaja.com
…a state-run job bank for Puerto Rico. You can search for jobs post a resume file for unemployment and other benefits and much more but you do need to register (free). Operated by the Consejo de Desarrollo Ocupacional y Recursos Humanos of the Departamento del Trajabo y Recursos Humanos. En espagñol but some of the site can be viewed in English.
Oportunidades De Empleo Gobierno Del Estado Libre Asociado De Puerto Rico
…jobs with the government of Puerto Rico. August 2012 — I tried this site with Google Chrome and it did not work properly. I suggest using Internet Explorer for the time being.

Newspapers

El Nueva Dia Interactivo
…the newspaper of San Juan complete with all the news you’d like to read for this island plus the classifieds.

Other Employment Sources

ClasificadosOnline Puerto Rico’s Classifieds
…a free site featuring all kinds of classified ads including job announcements (but with no dates). However I did find a note in the FAQs that said job listings are only retained for 28 days so these must be pretty recent. Most areas are in English and Spanish but the listings may be in Spanish.
LasPaginasAmarillas
…search by keyword and city or browse the listings by category. This is a good way to find out what businesses are here and how to contact them about opportunities. Non-Spanish speakers can access an English version of this directory at OnlineYellowPages.com

We have additional resources for the Caribbean and the US Virgin Islands.

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South Carolina

Government Services

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce
…includes employment services and unemployment information along with the state’s job bank
Information for job Seekers
Job services from the state government.
South Carolina Government Careers
…work for the state.
SCIway . . . the South Carolina Information Highway
…lots of helpful information about the state and its communities. From the front page you can get to libraries newspapers and government and education sites. Select "Directories" to check a variety of yellow pages for the state organized by topic. There are employment links and jobs listed under "Jobs" but check the dates. We saw many old ones.

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Tennessee

Government Services

Tennessee.gov
… easy access to good info for this state
Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Links to all services data and resources for jobseekers and employers in the state.
Tennessee Department of Human Resources
…hiring for the state government.
Tennessee Career Information Delivery System
…explore the world of work and individual careers.
Metropolitan Government of Nashville And Davidson County
…Nashville’s city and county governments

Other Employment Sources

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber offers info on starting and growing a business here lists of local businesses and more.
NashvilleJobsLink
…a service of the AIM Institute an IT membership organization that connects communities organizations and individuals to new ideas technologies talent jobs and opportunities
Jobing Nashville
…a locally-focused employment website operated by Jobing.com.

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Texas

Government Services

Texas Workforce Commission
…includes employment services and unemployment information along with the state’s job bank and the Governor’s Job Bank (jobs with the state).
Texas Labor Market and Career Information
…improving the way Texans make career and educational decisions by providing useful and reliable information about careers educational training options and jobs.
Texas.gov: State of Texas Home Page
…links to state and local agencies along with loads of information about the state.
Austin City Connections
Lots of great info for this city including bike maps and area guides. You can also check for job openings with the city government.

Newspapers

The Dallas Morning News
Houston Chronicle

Other Employment Sources

Salary in Dallas TX Area
Salary in Houston TX Area
Average salary as reported by the registered users of Glassdoor.com (employers and employees). Register for free to search jobs review employers research salaries and more.
Austin TX and the Austin Public Library
Whatever you need to know about this city can be found on one of these two websites. And they link back and forth at the top!
Babick & Associates
"Texas’ Oldest Recruiting Firm." Offers contingency placements as well as temporary staffing with the possibility of permanent placement. Search their current list of openings and submit your resume as instructed in response to each that interests you.
Bury+Partners
Texas – based design and consulting firm working in the fields of Civil Mechanical Electrical Traffic and Transportation Engineering Surveying Landscape Architecture Land Planning Project Management Sustainable Solutions and Construction Management/Administration. Terrific portfolio. They have internship opportunities each summer in 4 major locations in Texas plus other current employment openings. And yes they will be attending several college recruiting fairs around the country (check the Events calendar).
CareerDFW.org
"For the Unemployed & Under-Employedin the DFW area. Our goal: Giving you the tools you need to land your next great opportunity.” This site is an excellent one-stop source for so much of what you need to execute a job search in the Dallas – Forth Worth area, but folks from other areas can also gain much from what is here. They start with a Calendar listing events like job fairs, workshops, networking, business-to-business and professional organizations, and more. Then they list hundreds of websites you can use according to what they are (aggregators, megasites, local job sites, industry/profession-specific, company research). They then give you a select collection of Files to help you get organized, create a resume, hone a 30-second spiel, network to a new gig, and much more. Not all categories are active, but they are trying. They also list different meeting groups in the DFW area so you can find any or all you want to join (you don’t have to limit yourself to just one). Don’t skip their Tip of the Week either. This section is filled with great articles covering many job-search topics. The Humor section will give you a chuckle too. CareerDFW is a registered non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Texas and your donation is fully tax deductible.
Center for Nonprofit Management/Dallas
…offers staff development and management assistance to charitable organizations in Texas, hoping to build a stronger community by increasing the performance and impact of nonprofit organizations. They also list job opportunities in nonprofits in this state.
FortBendJobs.com
…local job board for this region southwest of Houston. The site is operated by Kelley Smith, a resident of this area for over 30 years and a Certified Professional Resume Writer. Lots of jobs posted here, and she also links you to local resources so you can do more searching and getting to know the place. You do not need to create a free account to use the site, but it will make applying for the jobs posted here much easier because you can post a resume. Employers also search resumes posted here.
Frontline Source Group
…based in Dallas, TX, this firm offers temporary staffing as well as permanent placement opportunities across this state.
Houston Job Connection
..free local source for jobs for the Houston area. You can also post a free resume. For fastest access to the job database, select Career Center from the menu at the top of the page. This site also connects you to TexasJobFairCalendar.com for a quick search of career and job fairs across the state.
Jobing Austin
…local job board for the greater Austin region. You do not need to register to search and view the jobs, but you will need to register (free) to use their Apply Now feature. However, jobs that I looked at included contact information or provided a link to the employer’s website for applications, so I’m not sure if this is truly necessary unless you want to store a resume here. This site is part of the Jobing.com network, which includes these additional sites for Texas:
Texas.Jobing.com
..part of the Jobing network, this targeted site allows you to target your search to a specific region of the state. Local links connect you to more resources for the state. Free registration of your resume allows you to create a job agent to do the searching for you and email you the results.

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US Virgin Islands

Government Services

Virgin Islands Department of Labor
…includes employment services and unemployment information
Division of Personnel, US Virgin Islands
…employment opportunities with the USVI government. Many documents here are in PDF format and require the free Adobe reader for viewing.

Newspapers

The Virgin Islands Daily News
…a Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper covering the US and British Virgin Islands. Yes, they do have employment classifieds, but they also have a nice Business section.
St. Croix Source
… local news, classifieds, and more for this island. OnePaper, the host for this site also has similar sites for St. Thomas, and St. John
BVI Beacon
…covering news and events on the British Virgin Islands. Not the US, but geographically close enough to be of interest.

Other Employment Sources

U.S. Virgin Islands Guide
… includes links to immigration, tourist hot spots, communities, business, and government.
Career.vi
“Virgin Islands’ #1 Job Website.” This site is operated by BIZVI LLC, a technology, research, marketing, and training company, and is free to both job seekers and employers. Job seekers can search the site and view job announcements but you will need to register and upload a resume/CV in order to apply for postings listed here. Employers will appreciate the ability to upload jobs here and also inform the local Dept. of Labor of openings.

We have additional resources for The Caribbean and Puerto Rico.

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