Workforce Services

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This section includes resources to help your library provide services and support to job seekers, small business and entrepreneurial start-ups, and the unemployed. 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.

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

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Resources on Libraries and Homelessness

 News / Last Modified: 08 December 2017

A collection of resources, webinars, courses, video, and articles on libraries and how they serve the homeless in their communities.

Connecting Libraries to Employment with Workforce Literacy

 News / Last Modified: 02 September 2017

Public libraries are often the go-to resource for job seekers whether they are using the internet for online searches, updating or crafting a new résumé, or laying groundwork to acquire new skills. To assist libraries in compiling resources and suppo...

Job Searching Bootcamp

 Document / Last Modified: 08 June 2017

Case study and templates from the Bensenville, IL Library describing their 4-day Bootcamp offering intensive training to those looking for work.

Resources and Websites for Careers & Employment

 Document / Last Modified: 07 June 2017

A collection of resources for supporting patrons in career and employment services shared during the 5/6/15 webinar, Workforce Literacy: Supporting Job Seekers in Your Community.

Federal Workforce Development Resources

 Document / Last Modified: 06 June 2017

Pathfinder to workforce related resources made available through the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), and through other national agencies.

Serving Job Seekers: Partnerships With a Common Goal

 News / Last Modified: 06 June 2017

Last 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...

Workforce Development Services in Your Library

 News / Last Modified: 06 June 2017

Many of your patrons seek information about job skills, ranging from new technologies that employers require to guidance with successful job searches and applications. You are addressing your community's needs. But you want to do better. Have you won...