CARTERET — Over 75 percent of New Jersey library directors say the top priority of their staff is to help job seekers. Director Sharla Emery says Carteret is already ahead of the game.
Since 2007, Carteret Library have been partnering with Middlesex County College and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association to offer ESL, computer classes and training to the employed and unemployed in Carteret.
Now the Carteret Free Public Library has partnered with the New Jersey State Library to offer the LearningExpress Job and Career Accelerator to its customers. This easy-to-use resource will help job seekers with resume writing, career selection and guidance, and the job application process by providing a unique personalized experience for each user.
The “NJ Libraries – Anchor Institutions as Instruments of Recovery” Project will upgrade internet connectivity in public libraries and provide online services, such as Job & Career Accelerator, to enable libraries to create or improve workforce development and job training programs to benefit their customers. Funding for the program came from the federal Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Thanks to the access provided by the project, Carteret Free Public Library users will have the tools to get back on their feet in this competitive job market. In addition to access to millions of active job and internship postings, the resource also provides a wide array of valuable information including predicted job growth by field, a review of today’s hottest careers, model resumes based on job titles and experience levels, interactive computer training courses, and eBooks for further skill-building and study.
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