Program Description

The American Job Center network helps job seekers as well as businesses. The network helps businesses find qualified workers. It also provides free help to job seekers for a variety of career and employment-related needs. There are nearly 2,400 American Job Centers (or AJCs) located across the U.S.

How can an American Job Center help me?

AJCs can help you look for work and offer job search workshops, free computer access, and more. Services vary by location but may include the following:

  • Resource rooms with phones, free Internet, and resume writing tools.
  • Employment plan development.
  • Job training services.
  • Job search help.
  • Career counseling and practice interviewing.
  • Skills testing.
  • Labor market and employer information.
  • Employment workshops.
  • Supportive services (which may include information about SNAP, financial assistance, Medicaid, 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, other agencies, and more.
  • Help using CareerOneStop's Worker ReEmployment website for laid-off workers.
  • Access to your state’s job bank or CareerOneStop’s national Job Finder.
  • Unemployment insurance info.

General Program Requirements

AJCs help people search for jobs, find training, and answer other employment-related questions.

Application Process

Many services in an AJC do not require an application and are self-service. Certain specialized services may require an application. Check with your local center for details.

Last Updated: 01/20/2021