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Job Centers Open in 4 Del. Libraries


DOVER, Del.- Delaware's unemployment rate is hovering at just over 8 percent. With approximately 34,000 residents out of work, the state's Division of Libraries has a new way to help the unemployed get back into the workforce.

On Friday, four job centers will be opened in Delaware libraries. The centers will be located in Dover, Georgetown, Seaford and Wilmington.

The centers will offer unemployed Delawareans help with writing resumes and cover letters. Staff will also be able to assist residents in obtaining their GED diploma and basic computer skills.

Bernadette Connell, who runs the job center at Dover's library, said, "Even though there are jobs out there, they may not be trained or know what is required to get a job."

Allie O'Neill, who opened the original Dover job center about two years ago, since that over the past two years the program has grown.  

"People leave here giving you hugs, they're so excited someone is here to help them, so it's something the community definitely needs," O'Neill said.

The Delaware Division of Libraries is opening the job centers with grants from the National Technology and Information Administration and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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