Loan of laptops to facilitate the job search


It’s definitely not your grandfather’s library anymore.

You can still browse your literary favorites, but the March of Time, which has seen offerings like audiobooks, videos, CDs and DVDs appear on library shelves in the past, has taken another leap forward. – to Jeffco, anyway.

Chromebook laptops can now be viewed by library users to aid in their job searches.

According to its website, the Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) has partnered with the Jefferson County Business and Workforce Center (JCBW) to make this possible.

“These laptops will be available to residents of Jefferson County from November. You can reserve them by speaking with library staff or by using the JCPL online catalog, ”the county announcement reads.

Chromebooks can be retired for a period of 60 days. The expiry date will not be renewable.

According to JCPL, Chromebooks have built-in Wi-Fi / data for an Internet connection wherever you are. Laptops allow you to create resumes and cover letters, explore other job aids, and conduct interviews online. In addition to the laptop, users will also receive a power cord, mouse, quick start sheet, and bag.

The county’s announcement of the new resource said the Chromebook program is part of JCPL’s commitment to meeting the needs of all members of the community.

“Remote working has changed the way people think about when and how they want to work, leading more and more employees across the United States to be fired or voluntarily resign from their jobs in order to seek a better job, ”announces, citing an April 2021 US Department of Labor report that a record 4 million Americans left their jobs this month.

If you’re ready to book a Chromebook to help find your next career opportunity, visit jeffcolibrary.bibliocommons.com or your local branch to start the process.

Jeffco residents can also get help learning how to use the devices through JCPL’s Jobs and Careers Guide by visiting jeffcolibrary.org/job-help/.

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