According to the recently released Pew Research Center report - Searching for Work in the Digital Era, "The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills."
|Resources Used in Job Search - Pew Research Center|
Job seekers who are in the market for a new job for the first time in 10 or 15 years or more encounter an entirely different process than they would have in the past.
People who have good digital skills and have used computers, online social media, and online research tools in their careers or personal lives can adapt more easily than displaced workers who may not have needed to develop digital skills.
|Job Seekers Lack Confidence - Pew Research Center|
Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning recently asked public libraries about their willingness to work together and about the degree to which they are currently working with Job Center.
About half of respondents are already working with a Job Center and about half are ready to engage in discussion and planning, others look forward to learning more about the project before committing.
If you would like to participate, please take the survey here:Supporting Patron's Job Search Needs
We look forward to scheduling time to talk and plan ways to maximize the time and talent of public library staff to help residents in communities across Wisconsin build their job search skills.
Martha Berninger, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning