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1 County of Los Angeles Public Library Hawthorne Library Donald Rowe Reinventing Yourself: Recareering Center and Workshops

2 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

3 City of Hawthorne

4 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.

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6 Workshops Creating the Next Chapter in Your Life 5 Recareering Workshops Library Resources for the Job Seeker

7 One-on-One Career Counseling

8 Partners

9 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

10 Evaluation Results Exceeded our expectations of 80% yes Workshops – 96% yes One-on-One Career Counseling–94% yes

11 What’s Next 3-month post-workshop check-up survey via 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

12 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

13 Thank you. Donald Rowe,


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