Michigan City Public Library
Sand dune
100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN 46360, phone 219 - 873 - 3044 fax 219 - 873 - 3067

      Job Search & Career Information


Get Career Help at the Library

File Unemployment Claims


If you are unemployed due to no fault of your own, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance. Use Uplink to apply for unemployment and file for weekly benefits. What you will need to bring with you to file:

  • Address, social security number, date of birth and phone number.
  • Last employer’s name, mailing address, phone number, dates of employment and reason unemployed.
  • TIP: Bring your latest check stub from this employer with you.

Need more information about filing for unemployment?

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Create a Resume and Research Careers

The Reference Department offers free assistance with writing a resume or completing online job applications by appointment only. We will work with you one-on-one to create a resume or fill out online applications. Please call 219-873-3044 or visit the library to schedule an appointment.

The library offers Resume Builder and Microsoft Word for those who wish to create their own resumes. We also offer many books and other resources on creating resumes, searching for jobs, and more:

Career Development
Career Overviews
Job Searching
Resumes & Cover Letters
Axis 360 Career-Related E-Books - Download to your tablet, phone, or device
EBSCO Career-Related E-Books (EBSCO) - Read online or download chapters

Check our online catalog to locate library materials or ask for help at the Reference Desk.

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Find a Job

The Reference Department offers free assistance with completing online job applications by appointment. Please call 219-873-3044 or visit the library to schedule an appointment.

Indiana Career ConnectIndiana Career Connect

The #1 source of job openings in the state of Indiana. Search for jobs, explore careers, create a resume, find education and training resources, research job markets, and more! For more information, check out the Indiana Career Connect Quick Reference Guide.

Local Employers & Job Listings

See all employers or choose a type:

Banking & Finance
Business & Professional Services
Construction, Labor & Trades
Employment Agencies
Health Care/Medical
Manufacturing & Warehouses
Miscellaneous Businesses
Nonprofit/Social Services
Personal Services
Restaurants & Fast Food

State Job Search Web Sites

Indiana Career Connect
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Indiana State Job Bank (Indiana State Dept. of Personnel)
JobBank USA
Top Jobs Indiana

National Job Search Web Sites

Idealist.org - Nonprofit jobs
Senior Community Service Employment Program
Simply Hired
Wall Street Journal Careers

Career Information Web Sites

Ask a Manager - advice about job searching, workplace issues, and more
Career Information Center - Short profiles of careers. Log in with your library card number
Career OneStop
The Career Project
Experience Works
Glassdoor - Company ratings, reviews, and salaries provided by employees
Indiana Career Explorer
My Next Move
Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Improve Your Work Skills

The Learning Center at Michigan City Public Library

The library offers free tutoring in basic skills, pre-GED and GED, reading, math, and other coursework for adults and children. Students are matched with a tutor who is knowledgeable or trained to work with their needs and able to meet at mutually agreed upon times. For more information and to set up an appointment, contact Jessica Hoffmaster, Literacy Supervisor, at 219-873-3043

Testing and Education Reference CenterTesting and Education Reference Center (through INSPIRE)

Includes a virtual career library, tutorials on job-related skills, online resume builder, information on accredited schools, and over 100 practice tests and courses for the PRAXIS, ASVAB, ASE Automotive tests, medical and nursing exams, firefighter and law enforcement exams, GED, SAT, ACT, and more. Log in with your library card number.

Test PrepTest Prep Review

TABE practice test questions and other exam guides.

Learning Resources Available Online

Alison - Free online courses on a variety of topics
Coursera - Free online courses from universities & other organizations
edX - Free online courses from MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and more
GCFLearnFree.org - Free online classes in computers and technology, reading, math, and career topics
Khan Academy - Free online training in economics, math, science, and more
Microsoft Office training
Mousercise and MouseProgram - learn how to use a mouse (for beginning computer users)
Small Business Administration - free online classes on business topics
Udacity - Free interactive college classes
VarsityTutors - Practice tests for GED, ASVAB, CLEP, SAT, ACT, phlebotomy, cosmetology, and more

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Other Community Organizations

WorkOneWorkOne logo

WorkOne provides resources to help you plan your career, including information on current job openings, resume assistance, workshops, skills assessments, training, and special programs for veterans, dislocated workers, job seekers over 55, job seekers with disabilities, and more. Other services available at full service WorkOne offices include:

  • In-person WorkReady workshops
  • Free job-related printing, copying, faxing, and telephone use
  • Individualized skills evaluation, interview preparation, and career planning
  • Uplink problems and unemployment claims issues - account revocations, payment delays, and manual password resets

For any of these services, please visit a WorkOne office.

WorkOne Michigan City Express Office
302 W. 8th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: 219-809-0575
Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

WorkOne La Porte (Full service office)
300 Legacy Plz. W.
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-2175
Fax: 219-362-1198
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Grace Learning Center

Grace Learning Center provides assistance in developing the skills necessary to get entry level and more advanced level jobs. The center provides literacy and pre-GED training through a partnership with A.K. Smith, and offers workshops on a number of financial, technical, and career topics. Grace Learning Center is a WorkOne access point, and provides assistance with computer-based job searches.

Grace Learning Center
1007 West 8th St.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Monday Computer Class: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Additional assistance by appointment

A.K. Smith Area Career Center

The A.K. Smith Career Center offers a comprehensive program in Adult Basic Education for adult learners who have not completed high school and high school graduates who need remediation in basic skills. Classes are conducted in reading, writing, math, English as a Second Language, and GED test preparation.

A K Smith Career Center
817 Lafayette Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

LaPorte County Public Library

The LaPorte County Public Library offers computers for public use and career resources. Please call for information.

LaPorte County Public Library
Coolspring Branch
7089 West 400 North
Michigan City, IN 46360
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Michigan City Senior Center

The Michigan City Senior Center offers classes for members in basic computers and Internet, foreign languages, and other topics along with a wide variety of social activities. Computers with Internet are available for members. Members must be 55 years or older; there is a small yearly membership fee.

Michigan City Senior Center
Washington Park
2 on the Lake
Michigan City, IN 46360
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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