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.
News from the Reference Desk
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/tutor.com 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 careeronestop.com, 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. Careeronestop.com 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 Tutor.com Resume Writing Workshop Video Series (Event 1), presented by Barbara Safani.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org more info or call (847) 437-9425
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.
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 www.catalystcareergroup.com
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.
The Chicago Tribune published an article recently, "Scammer profiting on woes of the jobless". The article addresses what to be watchful of when selecting which Web sites to post your resume to or submit an application to. The Library's listing of suggested job sites and other job-search information is available at http://www.mppl.org/research/careers.html and is updated often. Please call or visit the Reference Desk should you need assistance accessing this information or retrieving the article.
Harper College is hosting a Job Fair soon: Friday 3/12/10 at 11a-3p. It is free and open to the public at the Wellness and Sports Center Lower Level. Another community event, Prepare for the Job Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, 3/3/10 at 5:30p-8p in the Wojcik Conference Center
Remember that job fairs are also posted monthly at the workNet site.