Job Resources

job-wanted-image-for-website.pngThe Cedar Rapids Public Library has a number of resources available for those needing assitance with resume writing, job search, or online job applciations.

  • JobNow: Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques.
  • creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life.
  • Computer Classes: A regular series of free computer classes are offered at the downtown library throughout the year, including resume writing and job search assistance. See our event calendar for details.


Additional resources are available through a variety of organizations in the area:

  • Iowa Workforce Development: Get assistance with unemployment insurance, job information, resume help, typing tutorials, job placement assistance and much more.
  • IowaJobs: Search for jobs posted through Iowa Workforce Development.
  • CareerOneStop: Employment information and inspiration source including information on career centers, finding new occupations, and Veterans reemployment. 
  • Promise Jobs: Promoting Independince and Self-Sufficiency Through Employment Job Opportunities and Basic Skills; Iowa's welfare reform program designed to assist Family Investment Program (FIP) recipients to become self sufficient.
  • Bureau of Refugee Services: Employment services designed to enable refugees to obtain employment and improve their employability or work skills.
  • VetSuccess: Vocational rehabilitation and employment program through the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans with service-connected disabilities can get assistance with vocational counseling, job training, resume development, and supportive rehabilitation services including case management, counseling and medical referrals.