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PA Job Resources- from Power Library


JobGatewaySM is the state’s premier job-matching tool developed to transform the landscape of how job-seekers find jobs and how employers find talent. The user-friendly job-matching system was created to connect employers and job seekers all in one place, free of charge.

Use PA Workforce Statistics for timely, objective and credible workforce and economic statistics and analysis to help users make informed policy, business and career decisions that strengthen Pennsylvania’s economic security.

This is a public service of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) and serves as your one-stop career and college planning website. Education Planner provides practical and easy-to-understand advice to help prepare students for the important decisions they will face in the future.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

PA Job Resources

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Fast Track to Employment

Each library in Mercer County is now your one-stop-shop for all your employment searching needs!  By using the Fast Track to Employment Center at one of the six libraries in Mercer County, you can access a variety of tools to help you with your employment needs.  You do not need a library card to access any of the special features of the information center.


Resources and features include


  • Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

  • Job Profiles on more than 4,850 jobs in 157 industries

  • Articles and videos on essential skills from resumes to cover letters based on professional career consultant advice

  • Access to topics on financial aid planning, college planning, internships, scholarships, and more!

  • 290 videos designed to introduce you to jobs, industries, and career skills

  • WinWay Resume Software that will create resumes and cover letters with thousands of examples

  • JobeGatewaySM career seeking

  • Computer tutorials that teach you how to navigate your technology


This project is made possible by a gant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administeed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of the Commonwealth Libraries, and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

Fast Track

Job and Resume Help

GALE Testing & Education Reference Center is a detailed information on private high schools, undergraduate, graduate, vocational schools, and executive education programs; online practice tests for preparatory exams (including college and military entrance exams and civil service exams); and PDF versions of respected college and career handbooks. Research career choices and build a high-quality resume to share with potential employers. Save your resume as a Word document or email it directly from the site.

WinWay Resume Deluxe Software will create your resumes and cover letters automatically.  Simply choose an example in your profession then customize with ready-to-use, professionally-written prhases and keywords that will impress potential employers.  This software program includes 14,000+ resume examples and 116,000+ job-specific phrases.  Create persuasive resume cover letters, ad response letters, interview thank you letters, and much more.  Access this exciting new software as a part of the library's Fast Track to Employment Center.

Glass Door is a job-seeking site integrated with information on specific companies, salaries, interviews, and reviews from real employees.  Conduct research on a wide variety of employers before your next big interview!

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