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Libraries and Employment Programs

ANALYSIS: Employment & Public Libraries

With unemployment levels high, the public library has become a critical resource for an effective and efficient job-seeking process. Computer and Internet access is now necessary in almost every step of this process – online job listings, computer-generated resumes, and increasing requirements for job applications to be completed online. Public libraries provide important services indispensable in this process, and are seeing record use of these resources. The 2010-2011 Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study found that:1

  • 74.5% of libraries help people create resumes
  • 91.8% of libraries report that providing employment services is important to their communities
  • 90.9% of libraries help people access online job resources
  • 71.9% of libraries help people apply for jobs online

See the full fact sheet here:

http://www.plinternetsurvey.org/analysis/public-libraries-and-employment

 

Stephen

 

Posted on: October 10, 2011, 11:10 pm Category: Uncategorized

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