Monday, March 02, 2009

Libraries help job seekers

As unemployment rises, libraries are finding more ways to help job seekers. Janesville's Hedberg Library launched its Job Center, with online resume writing workshops, free computer classes, online tutorials and several other resources. Their "Job Seekers Open Lab" sessions provide library staff to help patrons with job searches, online applications and resume and cover letter writing.

At Marathon County Public Library, library staff is creating a "career connection center" according to a report in the Wausau Daily Herald, which says the center will cost about $21,000. The new resources will include computers with specialized software reserved for job searching and resume development, along with other resources to help with a job search.

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