Library offers resources to West Texans struggling to find work

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MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – From a booming economy to a fall in oil prices that no one was expecting; many West Texans are left searching for work after the most recent crash in oil.

Megan Buck, the Community Engagement Coordinator with the Midland County Library, said she saw the need and wanted the library to be a resource for all.

“We have several patrons coming in every day who are using our computers to search for jobs, fill out online applications, and we know that process can be daunting at times,” said Buck.

Brainfuse is a new digital resource for library members in search of work. The digital platform offers a ‘JobNow’ program that offers live interview coaching and resume tips.

According to Buck, “You can also submit your resume and the next day get it back with some suggestions.”

Amid the pandemic, Buck said she wanted patrons to feel supported without paying out of pocket. The ‘JobNow’ resource is free and can be accessed at the library, on your smartphone, or at home.

“You just have to plug in your library card number. It’s on our website if you look under the ‘digital resources’ tab you should be able to find it,” said the Community Coordinator.

They also have ‘VetNow’ a resource designed specifically for veterans. Along with resume and interview help, ‘VetNow’ helps veterans translate their skills from the military into civilian job skills.

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