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Women's Program at Harper College

The Rita and John Canning Women's Program at Harper College supports the education and employment goals of people in economic need.  These may be single parents, displaced homemakers, women who have experienced domestic violence, non-traditional career seekers or those with limited English proficiency.  The program gives the opportunity to build computer skills, career development, and job searching assistance.

By MPPL on December 21, 2010 Categories: Education, Employment, Health, Jobs, Literacy

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

This training program is sponsored by the Illinois Department on Aging and is designed to assist the mature worker (age 55+) in re-entering the job market. 

By MPPL on December 15, 2010 Categories: Jobs, Seniors

Northern Cook County Community Resource and Job Fair tomorrow 10/20/10

Tomorrow is the Northern Cook County Community Resource and Job Fair at the Forest View Educational Center from 11a-3p.  Meet with local employers and learn about assistance with: Healthcare, Employment, Food, Housing, Credit, Financial Planning, Utilities, Domestic Violence, and Other Supportive Community Services.

By MPPL on October 19, 2010 Categories: Employment, Finance, Health, Housing, Jobs, Rent

Resume and Cover Letter Templates

The Library has many print and electronic resources to help you write a resume and cover letter.  Career Transitions, Fergusons Career Guidance Center, and the Adult Career Center/ are available to all patrons visiting the library and accessible from home or remote access to MPPL cardholders.  Easy-to-access templates are also available on, which you may download and tailor to your work history and background. Other features to check out are the America's Service Locator to find out where one of the 3000 offices are nearest to you, and the Employer Locator to source potential job openings. is provided by the Department of Labor.

A valuable webinar we offered from the Adult Career Center is archived and available for you to view from within our Library or by remote access if you're a MPPL cardholder.  In the Adult Education and Career Center, you may view the Resume Writing Workshop Video Series (Event 1), presented by Barbara Safani.

By MPPL on August 24, 2010 Categories: Employment, Jobs

Tax Credit to Help Small Businesses

Small business and tax-exempt organizations which meet certain criteria may now qualify for a special tax credit when they provide health insurance coverage to their employees.

Details on this part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are available at the IRS site.

By MPPL on June 17, 2010 Categories: Business, Health, Insurance, Jobs

Career Stimulus Program at Harper College

Harper College hosts a monthly support program for job searchers called Career Stimulus.  Please visit the Career Stimulus site for more information regarding the minimal fee, registration, and schedule.

By MPPL on May 18, 2010 Categories: Employment, Jobs

Northwest Suburbs Community Resources Fair

Northwest Suburbs Community Resources Fair

Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 4-7p

Location: Harper College, Wojcik Center

Find help and get assistance about:

Healthcare, employment, food, housing, credit, financial planning, utilities, domestic violence, and other supportive community services

Free parking/free entry

Contact mfaheem@worknetncc.comfor more info or call (847) 437-9425

By MPPL on April 26, 2010 Categories: Employment, Housing, Jobs

Tax Impact of Job Loss

The I.R.S. participated in a MoneySmart program last week and we wanted to make the materials avaible to those who were not able to attend.  Both publications contatin valuable information regarding what income is taxable, pensions/IRA withdrawals, unemployment compensation, and where to receive clarification for expenses incurred while searching for a position with your field.

Download Pub 4128 Job Loss

Download Pub 4763

By MPPL on Categories: Employment, Jobs, Taxes

Northwest Suburbs' Largest Job Fair

The Daily Herald Career Event will be held at the Meadows Club (2950 W. Golf Rd., Rolling Meadows) on Thursday (March 25) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  It's billed as the "Northwest Suburbs' Largest Job Fair." For more info, or to pre-register, go to

By MPPL on March 19, 2010 Categories: Employment, Jobs

Sears, Kmart to tweet 7,000 jobs

Sears Holding Corp. said Wednesday that more than 7,000 job openings at Sears and Kmart will be posted on Twitter, a move experts say is a way to advertise and market its brands to 18- to 34-year-olds, the mainstay of the social networking site.

By MPPL on March 18, 2010 Categories: Employment, Jobs