What are job and career services?
Need help finding a job? Looking to start a business or discover a new career path? JobLINC is the employment outreach service of the Memphis Public Libraries. We have partnered with several organizations and collected resources for you to explore.
JobLINC, a service within the Memphis Public Libraries, has served the Memphis community since 1990. By serving as a model for targeted employment outreach. JobLINC helps job seekers locate employment opportunities. It also helps employers find workers.
Location: Benjamin Hooks Central Library
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday from 9am to 4:30pm.
Contact Us: Call our phone 901-415-2787, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job and Career Blog
JobLINC partners with companies in the community to post available jobs on our Job and Career Blog. We also work with employers to connect them with job seekers. To post open positions onto our jobs blog, please fill out the Employer Contact Form. You can also email us at email@example.com with a flyer, job posting or jobs fair information.
JobLINC Specialists can provide career counseling via email, phone calls, and virtual meetings. Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please fill out the Customer/Job Seeker Contact Form and email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions please email email@example.com or call the department phone and leave a message at 901-415-2787. Please expect a 48-hour turnaround on all emails or calls during business hours. Days & times are subject to change.
- One-on-One Resume Review: For a complete review of your resume, please fill out the Customer/Job Seeker Contact Form and email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-415-2787 and leave a message.
- Interview Preparation and Job Application Assistance: JobLINC Specialists are available to do mock interviews with job seekers. Please fill out the Customer/Job Seeker Contact Form or call 901-415-2787 and leave a message.
We host career training classes. These classes will be hosted in-person and virtually. View our most current offerings below or check out a full listing on our events calendar.
JobLINC Mobile Career Center
Memphis Public Libraries is the home of the JobLINC Mobile Career Center. The JobLINC vehicle is a 38 foot, ADA Compliant vehicle that travels throughout the Memphis area. By traveling throughout the area, the JobLINC vehicle serves to connect citizens with available resources and employment opportunities. It is a mobile classroom equipped with 10 laptops with internet access, digital resources, employees specialized in job and career readiness, and space to host workshops and recruiters. Additionally, the JobLINC Team facilitates in-person and virtual workshops and hosts one of the largest career fairs in the area.
Grow with google
Grow with Google is partnering with the Memphis Public Libraries and various organizations across the nation to provide free training, tools, and events to help you grow your skills, career, or business. There are also a new collection of resources called the Remote Work Hub to help people communicate, learn, teach, and work from home.
Opportunity R3: Rethinking, Rebuilding, and Rebranding your Opportunity
Expectations of Opportunity R3 . Participants will be offered support to develop a personalized career or education plan with the help of a professional coach to explore their interests, choose a direction, and gain experience. The program will make it easier for the participants to discover their individual interests, skills, and desires for the type of life they would like to build.
Opportunity Youth R3
Do you want a better job, and all you need is the right opportunity? If you are 16-24 you may be eligible for our Opportunity Youth program.
Opportunity Youth offers a guided path to further your education or to prepare for workforce readiness.
Opportunity Youth is removing barriers and connecting the gap between preparation and opportunity for young people to realize their full potential to transform lives and the stability of communities.
Learning courses for in-demand jobs
LinkedIn Learning is available for free if you have a library card. Don’t have one? Renew or get a library card online!
LinkedIn Learning has also identified ten jobs that are in-demand in today’s economy. Start your journey by visiting opportunity.linkedin.com to see current job opportunities and the learning paths you might take.
Technical Learning Content, Practice, and Certifications
Microsoft is offering courses and resources through the Microsoft Digital Literacy site. Take Digital Literacy courses and find programs & resources to help increase your digital literacy.
Microsoft Skills Initiative
The Public Library Association and Microsoft Corporation are working together to help libraries identify existing and new tools for helping community members gain skills for jobs that are well positioned to grow in the future.
You can learn more about this initiative from the Public Library Association’s Skilling for Employment Post COVID-19.
Whether you are new to computers or just a little rusty find the tools to become more comfortable interacting with this essential technology. Curated by PLA (Public Library Association) this program is an online hub for digital literacy support and training. Check it out here
Need a new career path? Unemployment claims or Job training? search all that you need and more at www.jobs4tn.gov.
Their mission to deliver integrated, easy-to-understand workforce information that helps job seekers, students, workers, workforce intermediaries, and employers develop their capacity and make sound economic decisions in the new economy. Learn more: https://www.careeronestop.org/
Job and Career Resources
PETERSON’S TEST AND CAREER PREP
Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers.
LinkedIn Learning is a premier online learning resource offering more than 3,400 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, personal finance, and more.
This includes courses and videos on MS Office, resume writing, and interview techniques.
Library Card required. Sign up for one online and use it immediately.
VOCATIONS AND CAREERS: GALE ONEFILE
Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers aids users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. Vocations and Careers offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals ranging from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT: GALE ONEFILE
Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management provides access to authoritative periodical content covering such topics as 21st-century skills, organizational dynamics and leadership, adult learning and continuing education, and more. Updated daily, this library resource is useful for researchers or any professional interested in career development.
Career Ebooks (OverDrive/ Libby)
OverDrive/Libby includes a number of Career eBooks to assist in your job search.
Library Card required. Sign up for one online and use it immediately.
ReferenceUSA is a comprehensive collection of databases and tools to help you start and run a business, connect to consumers, research companies, find a job and more. Databases include:
- New Businesses
- Historical Businesses
- Jobs and Internships
- Standard White Pages
- New Movers and Homeowners
Library Card required if accessing outside of the Library. Sign up for one online and use it immediately.
- Once logged in, select “Learning Center” at the top-right to access documents, webinars, and more.
LINC 2-1-1 Database
The LINC 2-1-1 Database links to job assistance agencies to assist you in your employment searches. Use keywords like: job, employment, workforce in your search.
Technology at the Library
MPL offers hotspot checkout so that you can access the internet at home. Customers age 18 and up are welcome to visit our catalog and place a hold on a hotspot. Hotspots can be checked out for 14 days and must be returned to the checkout desk of the library where it was checked out.
GCF Learn Free
Learn essential skills needed to live and work in the 21st century.
Ask a Question/Contact JOBLINC
Are you looking for a job or need career help? Use the form below to contact a member of JobLINC to get help. If you are an employer looking to post your open positions or job fair please use our Employer Contact Form. A member of JobLINC can then post your openings on our Job and Career Blog.