Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New York State Library Job Information Web Page Helps Library Staff Help Job Seekers

Thousands of New Yorkers are seeking career counseling and employment-related assistance through their public libraries in these tough economic times. Libraries and library staff across the state are struggling to meet increased demands from the public for a wide variety of job-related services and web-based information.

To help libraries and library staff better help job seekers, the New York State Library has created a web page with links to important Job and Career Information resources.

Please visit the New York State Library's Job and Career Information web page for:
* Basics in job search resources
* Links to outstanding public library system and public library employment and education web pages
* State and national job and career links
* Recent media items on the importance of libraries for people who are unemployed and in need of job and career assistance and resources

According to the NYS Department of Labor, the unemployment rate in New York State is 8.1 percent, with the total number of workers unemployed at 792,000 as of March, 2009. To view these and other statistics see the New York State Department of Labor's site.

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