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New Programs Offered at County Libraries for Job Seekers

(Woodbury, NJ) - Gloucester County Freeholders announced today several new programs are available for job seekers at the Gloucester County Library System (GCLS) branches throughout January and February. 

All programs are without charge, but advance registration is required.  Participants can register by calling the branch library or via the events calendar on the GCLS website, www.gcls.org.

"Our Libraries are an outstanding resource for employment seekers and we want to make our residents aware of what is available to them, stated Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger.  The workshops are presented by professionals whose advice and counsel is can help them get ahead in this economic climate and competitive job market," said Director Damminger.

Freeholder Deputy Director Warren S. Wallace, Ed. D. said that in addition to the workshops, GCLS libraries also offer free, one-hour computer classes.  The Computer class topics include Basic Computer Skills, Intro to the Internet, and Microsoft Office Suite programs.    

"Our libraries are responsive to the needs of our residents and our reference librarians are extremely knowledgeable in showing people how to take full advantage of what the library has to offer," said Freeholder Deputy Director Warren S. Wallace, Liaison to GCLS.  Wallace said, "I encourage anyone who is looking for a job to visit their local library and find out for themselves what great community resources are available."

The workshops are being funded through the New Jersey Library Association cooperative effort with Project Connect.    

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

January 20, 11am at the Glassboro Branch Library Resources for Job Seekers (Nancy Polhamus, GCLS staff)

January 20, 6:30pm at the Mullica Hill Branch Effective Networking with Career Coach Karen Schneider.  Learn to work the room at any kind of gathering and make contacts that can help you in your job search. 

January 25, 1pm at the East Greenwich Branch Taking Charge of Your Future: Planning for a Successful and Rewarding Career.  Taught by Career Consultant Susan Lonker.

January 26, 6:30pm at the Greenwich Branch Exploring Career Options with business trainer and consultant Robert Marino.  Learn to re-evaluate your skills and apply them to a new career path.

January 27, 1pm at the Greenwich Branch Stress is Here to Stay: Learning to Cope, Stay Calm, and Ban Burnout, presented by Susan Lonker.

January 27, 6:30pm at the Logan Branch Creating a Marketable You.  Learn to "sell yourself" and make the best possible impression.  Presented by Robert Marino.

January 27, 7pm at the Glassboro Branch Interviewing Basics presented by human resources professional Jim Thompson.

February 3, 1pm at the East Greenwich Branch Developing Self-Esteem, Assertiveness, and Personal Motivation Skills presented by Susan Lonker.

February 8, 1pm at the Logan Branch Taking Charge of Your Future: Planning for a Successful and Rewarding Career presented by Susan Lonker.

February 8, 7pm at the Glassboro Branch Resume Building for the Blue Collar Worker presented by Jim Thompson.

February 15, 7pm at the Glassboro Branch Library Job Search resources (Carol Dera, GCLS staff)

February 17, 6:30pm at the Logan Branch Effective Networking.  Learn to "work the room" at any kind of gathering and make contacts that can help you in your job search.   Presented by Karen Schneider.

February 22, 7pm at the Glassboro Branch Interviewing Basics for Blue Collar Workers presented by Jim Thompson.

February 25, 11am at the Greenwich Branch Library Resources for Job Seekers (Nancy Polhamus, GCLS staff)

LIBRARY LOCATIONS

East Greenwich Branch - 535 King's Highway, Mickleton 423-1149
Glassboro Branch - 2 Center Street, Glassboro 881-0001

Greenwich Branch - 411 Swedesboro Road, Gibbstown   423-0684

Logan Township Branch - 498 Beckett Road, Logan Township   241-0202

Mullica Hill Branch - 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill   223-6060