Business and Career

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Find articles, book summaries, and videos in this business library curated to help build competency on business essentials, personal effectiveness, and leading/managing.

Log on here with these credentials:

Password: V1rgin1a (note the numeral 1 in place of the letter i for the first and last instances of "i")

OR create an individual account here to keep track of your reading materials, progress, etc.

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Free online career guidance, resume help, interview prep, unemployment assistance and more. Connect with a LIVE, certified career coach seven days a week, from 2 pm to 11 pm to help with all manner of employment needs. 

Visit here to learn more!

CFPB: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative

Learn how to launch a small business venture! From marketing, to human resources, to government regulation and finance, this self-paced, online course is the equivalent of 3 college credits.

Click here to start your journey into the business world.

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Find It Virginia

A carefully curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and eBooks and digital audiobooks. 

Clicking here will take you directly to Find It Virginia's list of resources designed to maximize your career potential.

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Jobs in Virginia Commonwealth Government

Visit JOBS.VIRGINIA.GOV to see open jobs for state institutions-- whether within government, higher education, museums, or more!

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Portsmouth City Jobs

Work for the City of Portsmouth and help five back to your community. Jobs are offered in a wide range of departments that need different skills. 
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The Federal Government’s official employment site, USAJOBS connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world. Resumes can be uploaded to the site after creating a free account. 

(part of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

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Virginia Employment Commission

A link to the home page of the Virginia Employment Commission. See lists of open employment positions, career resources and publications, information about unemployment compensation and how to apply for it, and a calendar of job fairs.

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Search local Hampton Roads jobs through the Virginian-Pilot! Browse by job category or search for specific job openings.   

westlaw-logoTo give our Patrons access the knowledge of their rights under the law Portsmouth Public Library is making available the Westlaw Patron Access eLearning resource center. These resources will help you navigate the Westlaw System found on all Portsmouth Library computers and teach you to find the information you need, all free of charge. Learn about topics like starting your own business here.

Upcoming Portsmouth@Work Events

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