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JobLINC Bus is Taking Citizens Places

By: Marcey Evans


When the wheels on this JobLINC Bus go 'round, Memphians go places.When the wheels on this bus go 'round, the citizens of Memphis go places. That's because the Memphis Public Library and Information Center's JobLINC bus offers numerous career services, including job readiness skills to anyone who comes aboard.

Funded by The Plough Foundation, the eco-friendly ride is equipped with several Internet-ready laptop stations, printers, job resource material, and an interview area. Also, jobseekers can take advantage of training workshops to prepare for the workplace.

"Companies want workers who are job ready," said JobLINC Services Manager Robyn Stone. Whether a recent college graduate or a worker laid off after years on a job, Stone said all types of workers can benefit from the JobLINC bus. "We sit with you one on one and will refer you to other agencies, which offer additional assistance," she said.

JobLINC Customer Service Employee Courtney Robinson welcomes a customer aboard, offering job information.Stone said jobseekers who board the JobLINC bus have an edge in their career search. They have access to helpful advice throughout their application process from beginning to end. "The way you look for jobs now is different. You have to know how to go online and how to network to find resources that are not available online. You should know which agencies are out there to help and how to find them." For all these services and more, Stone said JobLINC is there to help.

The JobLINC bus is on the road five days a week. It is routinely parked at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue) on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information on JobLINC and the JobLINC bus' schedule, visit www.memphislibrary.org and select the blue "JobLINC Career Center" icon under "Web Channels".