You can see a video discussing Employment / Jobs here: http://sindo.me/m6WcKm
ICly: A wide variety of businesses service the citizens of Withmore City. Many of these businesses depend on the hard work of their employees. They pay varying wages and will have a varying degree of expectations. Corporations are going to want resumes (these can be printed from devices you can purchase or they can be drafted as 'grid mail' on the grid network and sent to HR representatives). Corporations will conduct interviews and expect their employees to conduct themselves as a 'good upstanding citizens'. This tends to mean you're clean, dressed well and do not associate (openly) with those who live and work in less savory parts of the city (The Mix).
Having a job topside does not make you a corpie. Working for a corporation makes you a corpie. You can work a service level job (bartender) on Gold, and still be a mixer.
OOCly: Sindome is about RPing, interacting with others. Your job performs two duties in support of this: it provides you a stable means of income to fund your mis-adventures and new opportunities for RP. These opportunities come in the form of new characters (is your boss a dick?), new challenges (solving a murder case?) and unexpected situations (perhaps finding a black book of names while cleaning the streets?). We never want you to feel bored because you've 'gotta do your job'. You will ICly be asked for things and not doing them can have IC consequences, but we never intend for you to feel we've asked too much. For example, if you're a journalist / reporter for the Withmore Globe, you'll usually be asked to write a short article once a week. But if you couldn't OOCly do that, we'd have no problem working with you to push you toward a job that more fits your IC availability and OOC skill set.
Before you find your way to continuing employment, you'll likely want to take advantage of the various businesses and individuals who are willing to pay you for work on a case by case basis. There are quite a number of these. Some will require you to do unsavory things. Those unsavory things might have consequences. Working for one group might put you at odds with another. Not all of these opportunities will come from GMs puppeting NPCs or NPCs responding automatically. The most profit is going to come from one-off opportunities with other players. Talk with the characters around you to find work.
Bartenders are good people to ask about one off jobs, when you are new to the game.
You'll find you must have an approved history before the GMs will let you get hired at a full time job and that automated opportunities will tell you the same thing. Most opportunities will work a limited number of times and might require you to come back tomorrow or next week. You'll also find that after a point, everyone will tell you to come back after Friday. This weekly cap on automated earnings does not apply to player to player transactions - this means doing biz with other players is where your big money is going to be. It pays to RP.