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Local Guide to Employment for Job Seekers

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  1. Local Guide to Employment for Job Seekers

Note: For more information regarding Employment for Job Seekers, read the Guide to Employment for Job Seekers and the FAQ: Employment for Job Seekers

FAQ
Jobs and Careers
Career Planning
Publicly Funded Employment Service Programs

How can I find out what kind of job would match my skills?
There are career assessment tools available that can help you assess your work interests, work style and work preferences. These tools can help in finding the right job match for you. You can also meet with career counselors who can help you plan and make decisions related to your career goals.

If you have a disability, you may be eligible for services from the Hawai`i Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Division. To learn more about eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services, you can call 1-808-692-7715 or go to http://hawaii.gov/dhs/self-sufficiency/vr/

Where can I find out what kind of skills I need to perform a job?
Career Kokua provides information to assist you in career decision-making and career planning. Their site provides information on job descriptions, work settings as well as the training and skills required to perform the job. www.careerkokua.org/

Where can I get information about how to start my own business?
Hawai`i's Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism web site has a list of forms for obtaining a general excise tax license, registering a trade name and employer registration, and other required permits to conduct business in Hawai`i. www3.hawaii.gov/dbedt/index.cfm.

Where can I get information on pay rates for different jobs in Hawai`i?
The Hawai`i Workforce Informer provides information about occupational wages, Hawai`i's minimum wage as well as other wage resources. Visit their website at www.hiwi.org/

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Jobs and Careers

Information about Jobs and Careers

Hawai`i Workforce Informer
The Hawai`i Workforce Informer is a source for information on wages, unemployment rates, employment, jobs, careers, training, and more.

Career Kokua
The Hawai`i Career Information Delivery System provides information for career decision-making and career planning. Career Kokua can help you learn about occupations, industries, programs of study and training, local post-secondary schools, colleges and universities, job search aids, and community resources. Career Kokua also includes career assessments that you can use to match your self-reported preferences to occupations that interest you.

Labor and Occupational Information in Hawai`i (Lo'ihi)
The Labor and Occupational Information in Hawai`i provides information about the wages paid for different types of occupations, projections of the number of jobs available in different industries, and links to job banks.

Job Banks

The Hawai`i State Recruiting Office
The Hawai`i State Recruiting Office has a listing of various job opportunities in the state of Hawai`i.

Hawai`i Job Bank
Hawai`i Job Bank is a website provided by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR). This website serves as a one-stop center for job searches and related employment services in Hawai`i.

Hawai`i's Job Bank
Hawai`i's Job Bank is an affiliate of America's Job Bank. This website provides a database of jobs listed by employers around the state. You can register for a free account and use their job search to find job opportunities in your area.

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Career Planning

Hawai`i Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind
has career counselors and career information especially for individuals in Hawai`i who are disabled. To get information about eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services visit their site or you may call 808-692-7715.

Publicly Funded Employment Service Programs

Publicly funded employment service programs seek to help individuals find and maintain employment. Many of these programs provide resources for employees and help to protect their rights. These programs also ensure a safe and healthy workplace.

Hawai`i Department of Human Services
The Hawai`i Department of Human Services houses the vocational rehabilitation programs for the state. On their website you will find information about services offered in Hawai`i through vocational rehabilitation.

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Information provided by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) can be found on the eHawaii.gov site. Here you will find information on employment regulations and tax information as well as information for job seekers and employers.

Department of Human Resources Development
The Department of Human Resources Development has a website that discusses general policies and procedures related to employment.

Disability and Communication Access Board
The Disability and Communication Access Board has a listing of government and private, nonprofit agencies providing a variety of prevocational and vocational services for adults with disabilities.

Abilities Unlimited
Abilities Unlimited is a non-profit organization providing employment training and job placement for people with disabilities.

Unemployment Insurance - Online Filing Facts

Unemployment Insurance - Online Filing Facts: Web application allows Hawaii residents to file online if filing initial claims.

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Last Updated on 7/6/2012

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