Library Packages Job Skills Offerings and Networking Opportunities

The increase in Guilford County’s unemployment rate in recent months has been dramatic.  In February it stood at 11%, more than double what it was a year ago (5.1%).  Now more than ever, job seekers are coming to Greensboro Public Library for help.

To raise awareness of its many programs and services available to job seekers, Greensboro Public Library has created a new job skills coaching program.  Called JobSkills @ Your Library, the program will offer computer classes, job skills workshops, counseling, networking, and support.

JobTalk & Java is a new weekly support and networking group which will soon begin meeting on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 AM.  In addition to networking opportunities, facilitators will lead informal sessions presenting topics relevant to job seekers — and the coffee is free!  The May 6th kick-off meeting will include panelists who offer advice on how job seekers can set themselves apart and land the job they really want. 

Our computer classes offer basic instruction in Microsoft Word, the Internet, e-mail, and the use of personal computers.  In addition, we provide how-to classes on online tools useful to job seekers such as Monster Job Board and Resumemaker.

And our JobSearch Skills Workshops offer ideas for coping during these difficult economic times, as well as practical tools for the job search process. 

We have also added a new JobSearch Helpdesk, located in the career resources section on the second floor at Central Library.

Last but not least, individual career counseling is available at Central Library for folks trying to discover their ideal career path.  To make an appointment for individual counseling, please contact Doris Jessup at 373-3764.

Media are invited to cover our May 6th networking event.  And please feel free to call Ms. Jessup at 373-3764 about all our JobSkills offerings. 

For more information about Greensboro Public Library programs and services, please visit our website.

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2 Responses

  1. […] like to help.  To learn about what we have to offer, try these links to previous posts — here and here.  And here’s an additional link to a post on summer employment for […]

  2. […] Once again, if you’re looking for work, be sure to try some of Greensboro Public Library’s JobSkills offerings.   […]

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