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Job Search Sites
Users can post a resume or apply for jobs online; a Chicago Jobs blog tracks employment trends in the city. Generally a Chicago-centered job search with postings ranging from building trade to, volunteer work and internships. Powered by Monster.com., a comprehensive listing of Chicagoland jobs. Powered by Career Builder, a comprehensive listing of Chicagoland jobs. A classifieds listing of jobs throughout the U.S. This is a database of national job openings; you can search job opportunities by location.   A national listing of media jobs; this includes advertising, media production, design work, and journalism/editing to name a few.  A leading non-profit job board; listings (including volunteer and part-time) cover Chicago and surrounding communities. A national non-profit resource center that focuses on jobs, volunteers, and resources for managers, teachers and HR representatives. This site boasts more than four million U.S. job openings. A database of U.S. jobs; highlights career resources.   Using Twitter, job-seekers sign up for automatic tweets related to the industry in which they are seeking employment; provides quick responses and job leads.
Career Research
A national site with occupation, industry, and state information. A career research and job search Web site with information about different types of careers, salary averages; career change tips, and resume advice. Government listing of pay & benefits, unemployment rates, job openings, and updates on green jobs.
Public Computer Labs
Located next to Humboldt Park, offers free classes ranging from basic computer skills to the Internet. The site is an interactive map of all Chicago Public Libraries which have public computer labs. Maximum time on the computers is one hour and patrons must have their Chicago Library Card with them. All DTC Library computer labs are available to any students, staff, faculty, and alumni affiliated with IIT. Public users can use the computers in the lab on the 9th floor for 30 minutes per day.
Resources for Ex-Offenders
A North Side support center specializing in helping women released from prison with shelter, clothing, and other support services. Provides resources/services searchable by county. A primary state resource for job fairs, employment programs, and other re-entry resources.   A re-entry program in downtown Chicago with online information for both ex-offenders and juveniles with a criminal record.   Provides comprehensive residential and case management services to adults without the skills, housing and other resources necessary to rebuild their lives.
Supportive Services
Chicago’s largest provider of public and subsidized housing. A simple, online tool to calculate eligibility for child-care assistance. Works with local communities throughout Illinois to provide low-income, working families with access to quality, affordable child care. Provides services to eligible families.   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families provides a program for Low Income Energy Assistance to help eligible low-income homeowners and renters meet their home heating and/or cooling needs. Helps homeowners and renters with rehabbing, lending, and preventing foreclosures. Provides temporary financial assistance (for food, shelter and utilities) for families and pregnant women with one or more dependent children. 
Job Search Blogs/Sites
A job-search and career advice blog in which the “career doctor” answers specific questions about job searches. Provides guidance and direction to people who have lost their job. Provides free information, guidance and support for all types of job-seekers. Resume-building blog featuring job search articles and interview tips.