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: 29 May 2019

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

Trailblazer Profile: Norma Fultz, Rio Grande City Public Library

 News / Last Modified: 18 March 2019

Library rock stars - we all know a few and can't wait to know more. They are full of passion, constantly form connections and seek to support their community in as many ways as possible. One library rock star we'd like you to know is Norma Gomez Fult...

Federal Workforce Development Resources

 Document / Last Modified: 31 January 2019

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.

Employment and Training Resources for Spanish Speakers

 News / Last Modified: 26 November 2018

As part of an ongoing collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL/ETA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), WebJunction is pleased to update you on employment and training resources ...

60 (plus) Ways Libraries Can Help Job Seekers

 Document / Last Modified: 03 July 2018

A (growing) list of ideas developed by trainers involved with Project Compass. Please post your additional ideas to the comments area below!

Project Compass Convening: Workforce Recovery and Beyond

 News / Last Modified: 21 May 2018

Staff members from public and state libraries meet to share best practices from Project Compass, an IMLS grant funded project focused on public libraries’ efforts to assist the needs of job seekers in their communities.