Monday, March 2, 2009

Libraries are new front lines of job hunt

Atrium of Central Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library

Link to March 2 Indianapolis Star article.

Excerpt: With the economy in a downward spiral, computer usage last year at the city's 23 library locations jumped by 42 percent from 2007.

"We're beginning to see more people wanting to use the computers for (employment reasons)," library Chief Executive Laura Bramble said. "I think the economy has had a huge effect."

Beyond surfing the Net for job postings, people are using the computers to file for unemployment benefits and to write and update their resumes.

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