Career Development Center

West Chester University

225 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610.436.2501


Researching Employers

Researching an employer is often best accomplished by careful review of that organization’s own web site.  However, the sites below are excellent resources for researching specific employers as well as obtaining detailed information about various industries and career opportunities within those fields.

The resources used to effectively research an employer will depend upon whether the organization is public or private, not-for-profit or corporate, regional or international, and so forth. For assistance identifying resources, consult with a Reference Librarian at your nearest public or university library or visit the Twardowski Career Development Center. 


Industry Portals – Polson Enterprises

PR Newswire – Industry & Markets Link (track press releases about employers, by industry)

BIZ Journals

Research Diversity Employers

Diversity Employers Magazine-Digital

Examples of Databases Available (not a complete list) in the West Chester University Library:

  • Hoover's Company and Industry Reports
  • LexisNexis
  • Mintel Marketing Reports
  • DataMonitor Company Profiles