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Cleveland Works! Cleveland Public Library Offers Help for Job Seekers

Whether looking for a job, starting a business or seeking professional development, Cleveland Public Library can help. In addition to useful resources, the Library is partnering with Ohio Means Jobs, Reach Success and Digital Learn on a series of programs and services to help Clevelanders attain their career goals.

“COVID-19 has left a lot of people jobless, searching for work or looking to reinvent themselves. Their journey to employment can start at The People’s University,” said Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director and CEO of Cleveland Public Library. “We have collaborated with community organizations to create job training and development programs, job hunting tools and other resources to prepare Clevelanders for their next career.”

Every job hunter needs a resume. Our online resume and cover letter workshops ensures resumes and cover letters stand out from the competition. Not computer savvy? No problem! TechCentral offers computer classes for job hunters to learn new skills and popular technology useful in today’s workforce such Microsoft Word, Excel and more. The Library has a beginner’s class which covers computer basics, search tools and understanding email. A complete list of computer courses can be found on cpl.org, by calling TechCentral at (216) 623-2980 or visiting Main Library and/or one of our 27 neighborhood branches.

“Our collective goal is to help Clevelanders develop the skills and confidence to achieve their dream careers.”

Dr. Sadie Winlock, Chief Equity, Education, and Engagement Officer

Our Library partner, Digital Learn, assist patrons with computer basics as well as navigating social media, using mobile devices, and how to shop and access reliable health information online. In addition, Ohio Means Jobs and Reach Success provide Library visitors with one-on-one career counseling, coaching and support.

“Our community partners are important to Cleveland Public Library’s mission and the success of our patrons,” said Dr. Sadie Winlock, Chief Equity, Education, and Engagement Officer at Cleveland Public Library. “Our collective goal is to help Clevelanders develop the skills and confidence to achieve their dream careers.”

Entrepreneurship starts at Cleveland Public Library. Our collection has materials to aid future business owners with research on a new business venture, craft a business plan, or obtain a patent, trademark, or copyright. Inventors can also design a prototype for their next gadget or big idea in TechCentral at Main Library.

Our professional development programs can teach Clevelanders everything from new languages to accounting to design and more. “Everyone is encouraged to discover their passions, spark ingenuity and fuel their mind with knowledge at Cleveland Public Library,” remarks Winlock.

For more information on job support resources, go to cpl.org and search Cleveland Works or ASK CPL to live chat with a Librarian. Cleveland Public Library is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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