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Reinventing Yourself: Recareering Center and Workshops. County of Los Angeles Public Library Hawthorne Library Donald Rowe . Background. California’s unemployment rate is the second highest in nation 55 and older have highest unemployment since WWII

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Reinventing yourself recareering center and workshops
Reinventing Yourself: Recareering Center and Workshops

County of Los Angeles Public Library

Hawthorne Library

Donald Rowe


Background
Background

  • California’s unemployment rate is the second highest in nation

  • 55 and older have highest unemployment since WWII

  • Older workers take longer to find jobs and need tailored job seeking help



Project overview
Project Overview

To address the specific needs of the 50 to early 60s job seeker through specialized career workshops, one-on-one career counseling sessions and access to a collection of print and multi-media materials.


Workshops

Library Resources for the Job Seeker

Workshops

Creating the Next Chapter in Your Life

5 Recareering

Workshops




What are the numbers
What are the numbers?

  • 84 career subject oriented books, Books-on-CD and DVDs purchased and circulated.

  • 184 Workshop Participants – average of 26 per workshop

  • 56 One-on-One Career Counseling Participants


Evaluation results
Evaluation Results

  • Exceeded our expectations of 80% yes

  • Workshops – 96% yes

  • One-on-One Career Counseling–94% yes


What s next
What’s Next

  • 3-month post-workshop check-up survey via email

  • Continue funding of dedicated collection through Friends of the Library

  • Pursue more career and technology programs through partnerships and grants

  • Facilitate networking opportunities at the library


I’ve learned so much. Lisa [the trainer] has shown me how to find jobs for those with physical disabilities. I’ve felt so encouraged, I’ve told my son about [the Workshops]. He’s also looking for work. These workshops have given me hope.

- Elaine


Thank you
Thank you. to find jobs for those with physical disabilities. I’ve felt so encouraged, I’ve told my son about [the Workshops]. He’s also looking for work.

Donald Rowe, [email protected]


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