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On the Job Front: Local Job Assistance

Posted May 16, 2013 | Posted in Adult Services

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Finding employment can be a challenge, especially in these increasingly complicated times.  Here are a few places you can tap into locally to get the information and resources you need to locate a job which will effectively utilize your skills and talents.

 

The Villa Park Library maintains a Career Corner which contains Jobs & Community Resource Folders, flyers for job and community-related events, notebooks listing jobs and  job fairs, and bookmarks highlighting helpful books in its business collection. Enter the Villa Park website, www.vppl.info, and click on Jobs & Careers to find a list of employment websites and All Things Digital (go to Digital Reference)  to find helpful electronic resources.  Learning Express  provides online practice examinations for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GED, and Civil Service careers, along with Adult Basic Skills quizzes covering reading, grammar, and math. Tutor.com offers a Career Resources Learning Center and provides online tutors between the hours of 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Reference USA and Business Source Premier supply valuable background information on companies, executives, and industries.

The Library also maintains a Technology Center which provides computer access for those with Villa Park Library Cards. In addition, computer classes and workshops on resume writing and career re-launching  are available.

The Villa Park Library is located at 305 S. Ardmore in Villa Park.  For more information, contact the Information Desk at 630.834.1164 ext. 104.

 

The Goodwill Workforce Connection Center is located in Lombard at 351 East Roosevelt Road.  It is open to the public and provides an array of resources, access to technology and a staff that can help you build a resume and find a job.  The Center has 24 computers with internet access and offers VA services referrals, vocational training, workshops, and on-site recruitment. Printer, fax and telephone access is also available. Walk-ins are welcome, although it is necessary to sign up to receive services.  For more information, call 630.576.4660.

 

workNet DuPage offers various employment, career, and workforce development services to the job seekers and businesses of DuPage County. Its mission is to provide job seekers with the job search tools needed for successful employment, and to help local businesses develop their workforce and hire local talent. workNet Dupage  maintains a Resource Room, sponsors a Job Club, offers multiple workshops and scholarships. As provided by the Jobs for Veterans Act, workNet DuPage gives priority of service to veterans and their eligible spouses.workNet Dupage is located at 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 302, Lisle, IL 60532. For more information, call 630.955.2030.

 

The College of Dupage – College Central Network  offers services to students, alumni, community residents and employers. If you are a community resident who would like to search for jobs, you must first register. Please indicate that you are a Community Resident on your registration form. Once registered, you may also receive emails about programs, services and job-related topics.  Go to http://www.collegecentral.com/dupage and begin your job search today.