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U.S. Department of LaborResources
An online version of the Occupational Outhook Handbook is avaiable free at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Job Market in the Pioneer Valley (new report released on November 14, 2012)
For details on the trends, where the new jobs are, etc. click here.
The Hartford-Springfield partnership (www.hartfordspringfield.com) several years ago created a website to market internships for college students in the area. It has been expanded to include interships for high school students and can be reached at www.internhere.com
The Springfield Public Library will be holding several computer workshops diring the months of April and May 2012. For more information click here.
The State of CT. periodically holds job fairs. Click here for more information.
The Library held several workshops on use of computers during Summer 2011 free of charge. For some job seekers this type of training may be appropriate to improve job readiness skills. The Library was able to have a local volunteer from Westfield provide these workshops.
Several free seminars on using social media will be held in Agawam at the Senior Center during the months of April and May 2012. For more information click here This series is provided by the Agawam Business Assistance Center.
________________________________________________________________________________ According to published reports the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has created some new tools for job seekers including "My Skills My Future" which is available at: www.myskillsmyfuture.org.
The June 2010 issue of Money (Magazine) has an article on job hunting. The Library has this magazine in it's collection.
On February 1, 2010 the Library introduced a new online resource for those that are unemployed, underemployed or considering a change in career. For more information click here or ask at the Reference Desk.This new service is funded for one year by the Friends of the Southwick Public Library.
The University of Hartford has several upcoming events related to job/career search for more information click here. ______________________
The Library subscribes to a web based resource called Learning Express. This resource is invaluable to those looking for a new job. For more information speak to a staff member at the Reference Desk.
The Friends of the Library have funded the purchase for Library patrons a new product from The Learning Express company a new product to help in conducting job searches, etc. It became available on February 2010. Additional information is available at the Library, the February issue of Library Links (the Library newsletter) and this website Click here for more information.
The Southwick Economic Development Commission (EDC) website has links to area organizations, colleges, etc. related to seminars, workshops and other business related events of interest to job seekers and business owners.Click here _____________________________________________________________________________
For those that attended the July 29, 2008 workshop on Job Search some of the materials referenced during the workshop can be accessed below.
Books at the Southwick Public Library (SPL) on the topic click hereIn pdf format
Websitesclick here ________________________________________________________________________________
The Library now has a subscription to the weekday issues of the New York Times. This can provide information on businesses, etc. In addition the 2013-2014 Resource Guide published by BusinessWest is also available. This publication provides lists of area employers by type of business (e.g., engineering firms, construction contractors, medical facilities, etc.). Since Summer 2009 the Library has had a subscription to BusinessWest. Back issues of BusinessWest are available online. The Resource Guideis also available online from either the Library or from home/office. Click here to access the Resource Guide. The Library also subscribes to both the Springfield Republican as well as the Sunday Republican. In addition to these resources the Library has computers to prepare your resume, search websites and send your resume to perspective employers. For more information on available resources check with the Reference Desk.
The State of MA, Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) has a useful webpage on job search which provides additional resources. Click here
Are you unemployed and need help with medical insurance premiums? A change in the law in February 2009 may be of help. See the Online Research/COBRA page of this website for more information.
The State of Connecticut has developed information for job hunters calledCT Job Search Toolkit. Click here for more information.
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