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Library Offers Job Shop for Unemployed

The Louisville Free Public Library has opened a Job Shop at its Main Branch. The Job Shop combines all the resources for job seekers previously offered at the library, including internet service, computers, and books, plus new additions, like video conferencing and a fax machine.Assistant Library Director Nancy Browning says they’ve also prepared some librarians to work in the Job Shop.“The staff has gotten some special training," says Browning, "we’re not job counselors here at the library, but we do have some expertise in helping people update their resumes, and we’re really good at helping people know how to do online applications, etc.”Browning says the library is also partnering with some area groups to provide free Monday evening training sessions on interviewing and resume writing.The Job Shop is funded by a $50,000 grant from the Library Foundation.