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New job search center opens at library

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The Evanston Public Library and the Workforce Board of Northern Cook County launched a program at the Evanston Public Library today to help Evanstonians search for jobs and improve their careers.

The Evanston Public Library and the Workforce Board of Northern Cook County launched a program at the Evanston Public Library today to help Evanstonians search for jobs and improve their careers.

State Sen. Jeff Schoenberg and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl have worked to create a new center for job searching in town after the Illinois Department of Employment Security office here closed last year.

The mayor said the new shared space at the library "will allow Illinois workNet Center to continue offering area residents high quality job search and career services in our community."

Sen. Schoenberg and Mayor Tisdahl are joined by workNet Center officials for the ribbon cutting. Above: Some of the computers in the lab.

The program has turned an under-used computer lab at the library into a new job search center staffed the the state service.

Schoenberg said the new arrangement will let workNet and the library both "enhace their services and complement each other."

The new center will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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