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Release Date: 07/02/2009

The Seattle Public Library offers new Job Resource Center at the Central Library

Looking for a job? Visit The Seattle Public Library's new Job Resource Center at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 5. The Job Resource Center features dedicated computers and reference materials to help with job searches.

The Job Resource Center is free and open to the public during open hours. Parking is available in the Central Library garage.

Customers may use the computers in the Job Resource Center for up to two hours per day. This is in addition to the 90 minutes per day of general Internet time per day available to customers on other computers in the Library. To use the computers in the Job Resource Center, customers need to get a special pass from the reference desk on Level 5 at the Central Library.

The Job Resource Center also features books about careers, cover letters, interviewing, job hunting and résumés, and every Library location has new books and DVDs for job seekers. Some of the many titles include the books, "Amazing Resumes: What Employers Want to See - and How to Say It" and "How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, and Other Social Networks" and the DVDs, "How to Start and Operate a Home-Based Business" and "Common Mistakes People Make in Interviews."

"We hope that these resources will help to meet the immediate and growing need for job, career and education preparation assistance for our customers," said librarian Tom Horne.

The Library will offer free classes this summer to help with basic computer skills, writing résumés, job interview skills and beginning a job search. For more information about the classes visit www.spl.org and click on "Job hunting resources" or call 206-386-4636.

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with WorkSource Seattle-King County to become a WorkSource Connection Site, a location where job-seekers use computers and resources to search and apply for jobs with one-on-one assistance as needed. Visit www.worksourceskc.org for more information and locations.

For more information, call The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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