Challenges To Upward Mobility: A Community Conversation (May 28)

Challenges to Upward Mobility Flyer

The Ferndale Library is seeking participants who can speak to the strife of starting, maintaining and succeeding in Michigan’s job market. The economy may be recovering but much of the middle class is still struggling to keep up after the great recession of 2008.

The Ferndale Area District Library will host a special session on Thur. May 28, discussing both the challenges and the opportunities for state residents in Michigan’s job market.

This community conversation is presented by the Center For Michigan, encouraging  unemployed or underemployed residents, employers and professionals who work in social services and workforce development, to share their stories and begin a dialogue on the challenges to upward mobility.

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More help from the Michigan Electronic Library


Is Workforce Development or career guidance part of your library or school’s mission?  For library patrons searching for a career path to follow or contemplating a change of professional fields, or even those looking for their first job, a second career or other opportunities…the MeL database Job & Career Accelerator (J&CA) may be of assistance.   J&CA is a stand-alone learning center in LearningExpress Library, another MeL database.  J&CA is found in the alphabetic list of databases as well as in the Jobs, Business, and Teens gateways.

Find the right occupation by taking a 60 question survey (based on ONet). You can also create a professional resume (or upload an existing one), search for jobs, apply for a job, and track progress while moving from application to interview to hiring!

Video and tutorial instruction on how to fill out an application, succeed during the interview, evaluate a job offer, and other useful tips are available.  The resume builder includes industry and job specific keywords and action phrases to help each resume stand out and get noticed.   Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.


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