NJ Jobs Presentation at Beijing Library

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NJ Jobs Presentation at Beijing Library

  1. 1. Job Readiness Skills Training in the Public Library Barb Hauck-Mah, Director Lodi Memorial Public Library Lodi, New Jersey USA
  2. 2. 2 New Jersey Key Facts Lodi Library Population 8.791 million Square Miles 7,417 Towns 566 Public Libraries 365
  3. 3. 3 NJ Economy Faces Challenges 2007 Unemployment 4.5% 2010 Unemployment 9.6% (U.S. 9.1%) 9.4% in 2011
  4. 4. 4 Many Job Seekers in NJ 2007 200,000 unemployed adults 2010 421,676 unemployed adults
  5. 5. 5 Where do job seekers go for help?
  6. 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. 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. 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. 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. 10 NJ Works Website Created http://www.njworks.org
  11. 11. 11 With Job & Career Accelerator
  12. 12. 12 Job Search and Skills Training
  13. 13. 13 7,000 Job Searches to date 1,350 resumes created and posted
  14. 14. 14 Free Online Computer Classes
  15. 15. 15 Online Computer Training 24/7
  16. 16. 16 Step by Step Training Videos
  17. 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. 18 Classes a Success at Lodi Library
  19. 19. 19 Advertising to Jobseekers
  20. 20. 20 Our Program Goal To reach 445,000 job seekers and to provide job readiness training help
  21. 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

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