U.S. Public Libraries and Access to Employment Resources

Library staff in 12 states report increased use of library computers for job-seeking as more and more employers - from grocery stores to casinos to state governments - require people to apply for jobs online. Americans are depending on libraries not only for free access to computers and the Internet, but also for the assistance and training library staff offer every day. Nationally, 88 percent of public libraries provide access to job databases and other job opportunity resources.

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Get more information on Job Seeking and U.S. Public Libraries from the ALA and our research partner, the Center for Library & Information Innovation.