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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
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Unsafe workplace complaints and conditions
  • Wrongful discharge/Termination of employment
  • Minimum wage, overtime, and misclassification
  • Workers' compensation for illness or injury on the job

 

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.
 
  • Find tools and resources for small businesses
  • Introduction to government contracting
  • State business resources
  • Finance your business
  • Small business taxes
  • Importing and exporting
  • Start your own business

 

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