Find a Job

The New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System has thousands of positions listed by employers from all over the state. Start your job search today by using one of the most comprehensive job databases for job seekers. You'll be able to set up a profile, post a resume, create a virtual recruiter, and find training opportunities. 

I'm ready to start work now

We are here to assist you in finding your next job or career! Browse through the many opportunities listed in the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System, or stop by your local New Mexico Workforce Connection Center for personal assistance from a friendly Employment Representative.

How can I prepare for a job fair?

A job fair gives you an opportunity to speak directly to employers that might have job openings. See a list of upcoming job fairs in the state. For more information on preparing for a job fair read our article Opportunities at Job Fairs

I want to work for the state of New Mexico 

With around 65 executive agencies, boards, and commissions, state government offers jobs for every interest. Jobs range from Case Workers, Graphic Designers, Highway Maintenance, Law Enforcement, Budget Analysts, Nurses, Engineering Technicians, IT Application Developers, and many more! Working for the state gives you the chance to make a difference while receiving great benefits and competitive pay.

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I'm under 16 and I want to work. Do I need a work permit? 

Yes. A work permit is required by state law for the employment of anyone under 16 years of age at all times. Some occupations are prohibited for minors. 

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What resources are available to help me find a job?  

We offer an array of job hunting publications that can help with your search, prepare for an interview, and find the most in demand jobs. 

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I want to gain experience while also serving my community. 

AmeriCorps may be right for you! This national network of service programs offers a variety of service opportunities, from the classroom to the outdoors, and everything in between.

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Explore Career Options

The process of finding careers you may be interested in can seem daunting, but we have the tools to make it fun and exciting! Learn about occupations that are in demand, what their earning potential is, and what training may be required. Not sure where to start? Speak with one of our Employment Representatives at your local New Mexico Workforce Connection.  

I want to earn while I learn

In apprenticeship, you earn a paycheck from day one while training under the supervision of experienced professionals. On-the-job training coupled with classroom instruction will prepare you to succeed in a skilled occupation. 

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Where do I start my career exploration?

Career Solutions is your all-in-one career exploration and planning website. Use interactive tools to explore careers, plan your future, and get the help you need to reach for and achieve your career goals.

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Is an internship right for me? 

Internships are a great way for students to apply classroom learning to invaluable real-world career experiences, and for experienced professionals to explore new career paths or reenter the workforce. 

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If you are under 16, you will need a work permit. 

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New Mexico Career Guide

The New Mexico Career Guide is your all-in-one resource for school and work. This publication includes information broken down into five sections: Career Planning and Exploration; Opportunities to Explore and Gain Experience; Your Educational Opportunities; The Job Search; New Mexico School Listings.

New Mexico Career Guide - PDF

Job Preparation

It's never too early to start thinking about the career you want to have and how you plan to get there. The first step is to assess your skills and interests to find a career path that could be right for you. Explore careers that match well with your skills and create a plan on how you'll get the education and experience you need.

Where can I get help with job preparation?

Visit one of our many Workforce Connection Centers around the state for personal assistance with writing resumes, practicing for interviews, assessing your skills, and much more!

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The New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation offers additional assistance for New Mexicans with disabilities.

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Do I need a license or certification to start work?

Some occupations are licensed by federal regulatory agencies. Other licensed occupations, such as lawyers and nurses, are regulated by state agencies and boards. Some require registration or certifications that can be obtained through organizations. This list of licensed occupations includes the state agency responsible for issuing specific licenses, registrations, or certifications, as well as contact information for the regulating agency. 

Will assessing my skills make a difference?

There are a variety of skills assessments available at your local New Mexico Workforce Connection Center. So, why take an assessment? To better understand your own skills when exploring careers, and to prove your skills to potential employers.

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I need help getting training or education

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with skilled workers.

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Resources for Job Seekers

Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance provides temporary financial assistance to qualified individuals who meet state eligibility requirements. Unemployment Insurance benefits are financed through employer payroll taxes; they are not deducted from employee paychecks.

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Why I Work (Budgeting Tool)

Why I Work is an interactive financial tool, like a basic budget, that shows you how much money you need to make to afford the things you want and need. Whether you’re looking for a new job, making long-term career choices, or both, knowing how much money you need to earn is very important in making employment and career decisions that are right for you.

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Why do I need an email address?

With a valid email address, you can create an account and access both the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System ( and the New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System. Your email address will be used for account management and security purposes.

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Where can I find a public access computer?

The Department has put together a resource list of public access computers, internet capability, and WiFi availability around the state of New Mexico for your convenience.

List of Public Access Computers

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    Applications Developer?

    Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency.

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    Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems.

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    Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.

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    Perform preliminary work with the material and tools of the trade; residential and commercial rough wiring and finish work including the installation of various kinds of wires, cables, and conduits per the National Electrical Code; industrial lighting and service installation; motors controls and installation including emergency generators, relays, and timing devices.

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