Libraries Connect Residents to Today's Job Market

Date: Apr 14th, 2011

SAINT PAUL - The Saint Paul Public Library, James J. Hill Reference Library and Goodwill/Easter Seals in partnership with Workforce Solutions are hosting free job seminars in February to help job seekers improve their networking and job searching skills.

Between Jobs: Connect to Today's Job Market seminars will be held on four evenings this February and will feature presenters with a wide variety of career and job-seeking skills and experiences to share. Registration is not required, and all programs are free.

Upcoming Seminars:

Entrepreneurship: The Famous Dave's Story at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at James J Hill Library, 80 W. 4th Street in Saint Paul. Famous Dave Anderson tells his amazing story of how he followed his dreams to become America's Rib King! Dave shares how he got his first loan on his signature alone. Free. 651-265-5500.

How a Staffing Agency Can Help You at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10 at James J Hill Library, 80 W. 4th Street in Saint Paul. Representatives from local staffing agencies discuss the benefits to job seekers for applying and working with them. Using this approach can diversify and strengthen your employability, as well as connect you with opportunities you may not otherwise uncover. Free. 651-265-5500.

What are Green Careers All About? at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.17 at Arlington Hills Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul. This session with Trina Maldonado will highlight training opportunities for a career in various "green" industries and how to conduct a job search for a "green" career. Free. 651-793-3930.

How Social Networking Can Help Your Job Search at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 at Rondo Library, 461 Dale Street N., Saint Paul. Ivan E. Nunez, Web professional with extensive experience developing interactive marketing solutions, explores strategies and offers tips for promoting your professional skills while developing your personal brand online. Free. 651-266-7400.

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The Saint Paul Public Library offers residents job, career and small business resources in 13 library agencies. For more information visit,

The James J. Hill Reference Library is a private, non-profit library located in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Library houses a world-class collection of resources and is considered the most comprehensive publicly accessible practical business library in America. The mission of the Hill Library is to provide access to and assistance in finding the practical business information clients need to succeed. The Hill Library was founded in 1921 by one of the nation's true business pioneers, James J. Hill.

Goodwill/Easter Seals mission is to assist individuals with barriers to education, employment and independence in achieving their goals. Upon enrollment, employment services available to job seekers include assessment, training, and career counseling, job search assistance, job placement and job retention support. Please visit

Workforce Solutions, a Department of Ramsey County, is charged with the investment and interest in workforce and economic development within Ramsey County. Workforce Solutions provides and coordinates specialized services to employers and individuals that meet the needs of our area Labor Market.