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General Job Links - Local

CareerBuilder/South Sound Jobs

The News Tribune now partners with CareerBuilder for online job listings. No login needed to browse postings.

Craigslist Seattle/Tacoma

Many types of jobs listed, but particularly strong in listings for short-term jobs and jobs with small businesses like restaurants and “mom and pop” retailers.


Job listing site specializing in high-tech and computer jobs, including short-term contract work.


Easy-to-use site that consolidates job listings from both job boards and official company web pages. Covers entire US and has option to automatically email daily listings based on job location and specific keywords in advertisement.

NW Jobs

Online version of want ads section of the Seattle Times. Focused on Seattle area but includes job listings throughout the Puget Sound region.

Links to different commercial job-search websites in the Seattle/Tacoma area.

WorkSource Washington

Job listings throughout Washington state, browseable by county or major city, from the Employment Security Department. You do not need to be receiving unemployment or registered with WorkSource to view listings. Write and post a resume, learn about types of work and education or skills required, search for employers, job fairs, etc.

Government job links

City of Puyallup Employment

Current job vacancies for the City of Puyallup.

City of Tacoma Employment

Current job vacancies for the City of Tacoma.

Pierce County Government Employment

Human Resources site for Pierce County.

USA Jobs

The official Office of Personnel Management site for finding Federal jobs throughout the country.

Washington State Government Employment

Listings of state jobs. Search by a combination of county, job category, specific state agency.

Careers and job-searching skills links

Avoiding Employment Scams

This site from the Federal Trade Commission has information on identifying fraudulent job postings, including typical “work from home” and “mystery shopper” scams.


Sponsored by the U.S Department of Labor, this site offers tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and professionals in their pursuit of career success and employment information.


This site compiles descriptions of corporate culture at companies submitted by employees, including opinions on work environment and typical interview questions. Helpful for research companies before an interview.

Washington State Department of Personnel

Washington State's Department of Personnel website, including information on training, recruiting, and workforce diversity. 

Helpful Links for Displaced Workers:

Pierce County food banks

Eligibility and hours vary – phone individual locations for specific requirements.

Washington State Employment Security Department

Includes a job search feature, as well as assistance with claiming benefits and locating job training. Information for businesses also available.

Washington WorkFirst

Washington State’s Welfare to Work program provides assistance for parents leaving welfare for employment or job training.

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Related Library Databases

Job & Career Accelerator

This innovative job-hunting system combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application.

Washington Occupational Information System (WOIS)

(Available only within the library) This Puyallup Library database provides current state information on educational programs, schools and training requirements for various occupations. Includes skills self-assessment and career interest exercises.