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American Job Centers

How can an American Job Center help you?

American Job Centers (AJCs) provide free help to job seekers for a variety of career and employment-related needs. Nearly 2,500 AJCs, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, are located throughout the United States. Find your local American Job Center.

Resource rooms

All comprehensive AJCs offer free access to a resource room which includes computers with internet, telephones, and fax machines. These rooms are open to the public on a self-service basis. Staff are typically available to assist job seekers with building a resume, general career exploration, and job search.

American Job Center career counseling and workshops

AJCs also have experienced career counselors on staff that work with job seekers to identify their interests, assess their skills and abilities and advise them on in-demand jobs and potential training opportunities. Many AJCs also offer recruiting events, workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search activities.

Services vary by location but can include:

  • Resource rooms with phones, free internet and resume writing tools
  • Employment plan development
  • Job training services
  • Job search assistance
  • Career counseling
  • Practice interviewing
  • Skills testing
  • Labor market and employer information
  • Employment workshops
  • Supportive services (which can include information about SNAP, financial assistance, Medicaid, training services, child care, emergency funds, and other benefits)
  • Hiring events and business service information
  • Accessibility and special accommodations for people with disabilities
  • Referrals to community resources and other agencies, and more
  • Access to CareerOneStop's Worker ReEmployment website for laid-off workers
  • Access to your state’s job bank or CareerOneStop’s national Job Finder
  • Unemployment insurance information

Types of American Job Centers:

  • Comprehensive American Job Centers - Provide a full array of employment and training related services for workers, youth and businesses. These locations include the mandatory Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) partners on-site. Learn more about WIOA.
  • Affiliate American Job Centers - Provide limited employment and training related services for workers, youth, and businesses. These locations do not include all the mandatory Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) partners (i.e., Veterans, Vocational Rehabilitation) on-site.