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  • 1. Job Readiness Skills Training in the Public Library Barb Hauck-Mah, Director Lodi Memorial Public Library Lodi, New Jersey USA
  • 2. 2 New Jersey Key Facts Lodi Library Population 8.791 million Square Miles 7,417 Towns 566 Public Libraries 365
  • 3. 3 NJ Economy Faces Challenges 2007 Unemployment 4.5% 2010 Unemployment 9.6% (U.S. 9.1%) 9.4% in 2011
  • 4. 4 Many Job Seekers in NJ 2007 200,000 unemployed adults 2010 421,676 unemployed adults
  • 5. 5 Where do job seekers go for help?
  • 6. 6 Job seekers ask libraries for help  Computer skills required to get any job  Free internet access only at libraries in 70% of communities  Some libraries teach computer skills but resources limited
  • 7. 7 Library Usage at Record High Levels  Over 170,000 visits every day  Library computers were used 11 million times in 2010  Residents borrowed 64 million items
  • 8. 8 New Jersey Libraries win Grant  NJ Libraries get $5.1 million Federal BTOP grant for job seekers  Gates gives $150K for e-rate support  Coordinated by
  • 9. 9 BTOP Grant Money provided  938 more public computers  Faster internet 79 libraries  Free online job resources 365 libraries  Free job training classes for 12,800 residents PLUS
  • 10. 10 NJ Works Website Created http://www.njworks.org
  • 11. 11 With Job & Career Accelerator
  • 12. 12 Job Search and Skills Training
  • 13. 13 7,000 Job Searches to date 1,350 resumes created and posted
  • 14. 14 Free Online Computer Classes
  • 15. 15 Online Computer Training 24/7
  • 16. 16 Step by Step Training Videos
  • 17. 17 Job Readiness Classes in Libraries  Partnering with NJ Community Colleges  800 classes scheduled on Email, internet job search, Word for resumes  3 year grant: 2700 students served so far
  • 18. 18 Classes a Success at Lodi Library
  • 19. 19 Advertising to Jobseekers
  • 20. 20 Our Program Goal To reach 445,000 job seekers and to provide job readiness training help
  • 21. 21 For more information  Gary Cooper NJ State Library Media gcooper@njstatelib.org  NJ State Library http://www.njstatelib.org/ Norma Blake State Librarian  My contact info: Barb Hauck-Mah hauckmah@bccls.org http://lodi.bccls.org  http://www.njworks.org