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Job Seeker Resources

​​​​​​​​​​​Within the Education and Labor Cabinet are many resources for employers and job seekers to access resources. If you would like to speak with someone about your options, please reach out to our Kentucky Career Centers.


Kentucky has more than 100 locations serving all 120 counties in the commonwealth where job seekers and employers can access career and training resources and assistance. Search your county to locate resource providers. The National Labor Exchange System below is a state job posting site to connect job seekers and employers.

The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA) assesses the vocational rehabilitation needs of Kentuckians with disabilities every three years, as required by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended). OVR uses the results to develop and update its state plan for vocational rehabilitation services, and to help determine objectives and priorities.

Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) provides free adult education services consisting of GED® preparation classes, family literacy programs, certification in job-related skills to increase employability and productivity, college preparation, and English as a second language (ESL) in all 120 counties. Through KYAE, Kentuckians can gain reading, math, and communications skills that place them on a path to higher education and training and earn certifications to advance in their careers.

The Kentucky Department of Education's Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) is a vital component of Kentucky's educational and accountability system. There are four-course career and technical education pathways, guiding students through educational journeys with on and off ramps tailored to their needs. CTE pathways pave the way for early post-secondary opportunities in the form of recognized industry certifications and credentials. Additionally, CTE end-of-program certificates for articulated postsecondary credit and CTE dual credit programs ensure a seamless transition into the workforce or postsecondary program for graduates.​

The Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is a consortium of over 300 Kentucky libraries and institutions, including colleges and universities, public libraries, K12 schools, hospitals, the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), and more. 

The primary services of KYVL are:

  • Databases - more than 60 core research and other educational databases, and support in their use, that serve learners across the education continuum.

  • Courier service - facilitating resource sharing among Kentucky's public and academic libraries.

  • Kentucky Digital Library - a platform for shared digital archives in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Affordable Learning KY - a statewide partnership that promotes student success and fosters educational equity by supporting the adoption, adaptation, and creation of affordable and open educational resources in the Commonwealth and by sharing best open educational practices with Kentucky educators.​