This section includes resources to help your library provide services and support to job seekers, small business and entrepreneurial start-ups, and the unemployed. Browse the Materials section for resources to create localized staff training session on workforce services in your library or region. Many of the resources here were collected as part of the IMLS-funded Project Compass, a national initiative to support public libraries' services to the struggling workforce.
See also the Project Compass Curriculum Workbook and Materials.
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News / Last Modified: 09 December 2013Last week WebJunction was pleased to host a webinar on Serving Job Seekers that brought together perspectives looking at national resources, state efforts, and work at the public library level. Michael Harding, WorkForce Analyst with the Employment a...
Webinar / Last Modified: 19 November 2013
In this webinar, learn how innovative partnerships between state and local libraries and their workforce systems can amplify services to meet community employment needs.
News / Last Modified: 11 November 2013With the youth unemployment rate hovering around 16 percent, there's a national need for resources that help teens and young adults explore careers, identify education options, and search for jobs. There are many general career and job search resourc...
Document / Last Modified: 06 November 2013
A document identifying MELSA's Jobs and Small Business Task Force purpose, scope, and recommendations for addressing job and small business needs.
Document / Last Modified: 01 November 2013
Handout and slides for Libraries and Workforce Recovery, presented at the Association for Rural and Small Libraries conference, Denver 2010, by Shelley Walchak, Kathleen Rainwater, Jackie Kuusinen and Jennifer Peterson