Promising Pilot: CareerForce and Burnhaven Library

7 Apr 2023


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Starting last fall, the Burnhaven Library, which is part of the Dakota County Library system, teamed up with the CareerForce Information and Assistance team to start a pilot that would benefit local library patrons who are looking for work. The pilot also may provide a model for other libraries to offer services to job seekers.  

This pilot helps serve job seekers while addressing two challenges. First, library staff needed help assisting library customers with immediate job search needs, but it wasn’t possible to staff a CareerForce Corner at the Burnhaven Library for staffing reasons. This challenge was solved by asking library customers to call the CareerForce Information and Assistance team to get the job search assistance they needed. If the person needed more assistance that could be offered over the phone, they were asked to go to the CareerForce location in Burnsville. 

Read the complete article from Career Force here.