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



WorkOneMichigan City Public Library is a WorkOne Access Point. We provide access to many of the resources available through WorkOne.





File unemployment claims

Uplink

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:

Resumes & Cover Letters
Career Overviews
Job Searching
Career Development
Career E-Books

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:

General
Automotive
Banking & Finance
Business & Professional Services
Casinos/Gaming
Construction, Labor & Trades
Education
Employment Agencies
Government
Grocery
Health Care/Medical
Hotels/Hospitality
Manufacturing & Warehouses
Media
Miscellaneous Businesses
Nonprofit/Social Services
Personal Services
Real Estate
Restaurants & Fast Food
Retail
Security/Police/Corrections
Transportation
Utilities


State Job Search Web Sites

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


National Job Search Web Sites

BlackCareerZone.com
Careerbuilder.com
CareerOneStop.org
Encore Career Finder
Flipdog
Idealist.org - Nonprofit jobs
Indeed.com
Jobs.com
LinkedIn
LinkUp.com
Monster.com
NationJob.com
Recruit.net
Senior Community Service Employment Program
Simply Hired
Student Jobs
USAjobs.gov
Wall Street Journal Careers
Workforce50.com


Career Information Web Sites

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

Learning Center

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


WIN Career Readiness Courseware

WINFree online training available to all Indiana residents and employers. WIN uses real-world situations you could face at work to build relevant job skills. WIN prepares you to pass WorkKeys assessments, similar to a course exam. Once you complete the WorkKeys assessments, you can earn National Career Readiness Certification and prove to employers that you have what it takes to do the job. To register, please stop by the Reference Desk or call us at 219-873-3044. WIN Quick Reference Guide


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.


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 - Beginning computer users, learn how to use a mouse
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

WorkOne

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.

Michigan City Public Library is a WorkOne access point, but some services are only available at full-service WorkOne offices, including:

  • 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
1005 West 8th St.
Michigan City, IN 46360
219-879-6788
GraceLearningCenterMC@gmail.com
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


Evonne Stephens-Norvell Learning Haven

The Evonne Stephen-Norvell Learning Haven at Lakeland Estates is a WorkOne access point.

Lakeland Estates
Evonne Stephens-Norvell Learning Haven
226 Merrihill Drive
Michigan City, IN 46360 219-872-6521, ext. 204
Hours: Monday & Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


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
219-873-2122


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
219-879-3272
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 members classes 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
219-873-1504
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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