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USA.gov: Jobs and Unemployment

A research guide that provides a tour through USA.gov. USA.gov is the official web portal of the United States federal government.

Jobs and Unemployment

Labor Laws and Issues

 
Learn about the employment laws and issues that people ask USA.gov and 1-844-USA-GOV1 about the most.
 
What's on this page
 
  • Discrimination and Harrassment at Your Job
  • Employment Background Checks
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Labor Unions
  • Minimum Wage and Overtime
  • Unsafe Workplace Complaints and Conditions
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Discharge/Termination of Employment
  • Youth Labor Laws

 

 
 

Looking for a New Job

 
Find out how to look for work in the private sector and federal government.
 
Find a Federal Government Job
 
Learn how to find a job with the federal government.
 
What's on this page
  • Federal Government Employment
  • Apprenticeships
  • Civil Service Exam
  • Government Internships
  • Security Clearance

Find a Job

Learn more about how to get a job.

What's on this page

  • Look for a job
  • Apprenticeships
  • Employment and Job Training for Veterans
  • Employmenent Assistance for People with Disabilities
  • Employment of Foreign Nationals
  • Work from Home

 

 

Public Service and Volunteer Opportunities

 
Many federal organizations offer volunteer opportunities
 
  • Serve.gov
  • JoiningForces.gov
  •  PeaceCorps.gov
  • CitizenCorps.gov
  • NationalService.gov
  • Volunteer.gov
  • Volunteer.VA.gov
  • Federal Election Volunteers - Become a Poll Worker
  • National Resources Conservation Earth Team Volunteers
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

 

Businesses and Non-profits

 
Find help with starting and growing a business or nonprofit.
 
Grow Your Own Business
 
Help expand your business by selling to the government and more.
 
What's on this page
 
  • Small Business Resources
  • Accepted Methods of Payment
  • Conduct Business with the Government
  • Sell to the Government Through the GSA

 Importing and Exporting

Learn more about how to start importing or exporting.
What's on this page
  • Importing and Exporting
  • Get an Export License or Permit
  • Obtain an Import License or Permit

Starting a Nonprofit Organization

Starting a nonprofit is an exciting and rewarding opportunity, but it can also be challenging. Find important information and services to help guide you through the process.
  • Types of Nonprofits
  • Incorporating a Nonprofit
  • Grants, Loans, and Other Assistance

 Starting Your Own Business

Find out how to start your own business and avoid fraud.

What's on this page

  • Start a Business
  • Self-Employed Resources
  • Work from Home
  • Buying a Franchise

Tax Issues for Businesses

Learn more about business taxes.
 
What's on this page
 
  • Business Taxes
  • Tax Checklist to Close a Business
  • Energy Tax Incentives
  • Estimated Taxes
  • Report Suspected Federal Tax Fraud
  • Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TINs)

 

 

 

 

Retirement

 
Learn some of the basics about retirement and pension benefits.
 
What's on this page
 
  • Saving for Retirement
  • Determing a Target Retirement Saving Rate
  • About Pension Benefits
  • Civil Service Retirement
  • Public Service and Volunteerism

 

 
 

U.S. Government Employees

 
 
Learn where to get the answers to some of the questions asked most often by federal workers.
 
Federal Personnel Records and Employment Verification
 
What's on this page
 
  • Federal Civilian Personnel Records
  • Federal Employment Verification
  • Smart Card - Federal Employee ID Card

 

Find a Federal Government Job

What's on this page

  • Federal Government Employment
  • Apprenticeships
  • Civil Service Exam
  • Government Internships
  • Security Clearance

 

Pay and Benefits for Federal Employees
 
What's on this page
 
  • Pay Scale and Benefits for Federal Employees and Congress
  • Benefit Programs for Federal Employees and Survivors
  • Civil Service Retirement
  • Pension Benefits for Government Employees, Military, and Veterans

 

Travel for Federal Employees

What's on this page

  • Federal Travel Regulations and Policies
  • Per Diem Rates
  • Resources for Federal Employees on Travel

 

 
 
 

Unemployment Benefits and Other Help for the Unemployed

 
What's on this page
 
  • Apply for Unemployment Benefits
  • Continuation of Health Coverage - COBRA
  • Disability Insurance
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Discharge/Termination of Employment