July 13, 2010

City opening job labs at three community centers

The city is opening "job labs" at three of its community centers starting in August. Here's a press release from the city announcing the new program:
Community Centers set to provide Job Labs; City needs Volunteers to assist Job Seekers
RACINE – The Tyler-Domer, Dr. John Bryant, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Centers will transform their Computer Labs into Job Labs three times a week beginning Monday, August 2.
The Job Labs are being set up to offer space and assistance for community members seeking employment. The program is also looking for volunteers to assist job seekers.
The Job Labs will be open Mondays from 10 am – Noon at the Tyler-Domer Community Center – 2301 12th Street, on Tuesday evenings from 5-7 pm at the Dr. John Bryant Community Center – 601 21st Street, and on Wednesday evenings from 5-7 pm at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center – 1134 Martin Luther King Drive.
“This is another example of the things being done to create great community centers in the City of Racine,” said Mayor John Dickert. “We want to create more than just a place to play basketball and hang out. We want to offer a wide-variety of programs and opportunities to people of all ages and from all walks of life.
“The Job Labs are intended to help with one of our community’s biggest needs – finding people jobs and putting them to work. I’m reaching out to the volunteers in our community who have the expertise to help others in this area. Your participation will be one of the keys to the success of this program and you will become a partner in creating a better community.”
In addition to providing work space for job seekers, the Job Labs will offer one-on-one assistance for those seeking employment. Individual help will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. The center’s computers will be available to work on employment-related issues. Internet access will also be available.
Qualified volunteers will be on hand to help those seeking employment with resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, job searches, online applications, and a wide range of other employment-related activities.
To volunteer or for more information about the Job Labs, contact Tom Molbeck at 262-636-9452 or Debbi Embry at 262-636-9450.