|Job Search & Career Information|
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:
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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:
Check our online catalog to locate library materials or ask for help at the Reference Desk.
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.
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.
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National Job Search Web Sites
Career Information Web Sites
Ask a Manager - advice about job searching, workplace issues, and more
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 Cynthia McKinney, Literacy Supervisor, at 219-873-3043
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.
TABE practice test questions and other exam guides.
Learning Resources Available Online
Alison - Free online courses on a variety of topics
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:
For any of these services, please visit a WorkOne office.
WorkOne Michigan City Express Office
WorkOne La Porte (Full service office)
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
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
The LaPorte County Public Library offers computers for public use and career resources. Please call for information.
LaPorte County Public Library
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