Cuts to Library Hours Hurt the Unemployed

It isn’t just Librarians that need the Public Libraries open.

My Library Card with Internet Sticker

Between 2008-2009 over 30 million people used the Library Internet Connections and computers to do a Job Search. Losing hours affects people of color and the low income more than any other demographic.

With so much of a modern Job Search requiring e-mail and internet access; even if we do bring  jobs (remember, in the election all we heard about was Jobs, Jobs, Jobs?!?) into the reach of the average worker – without access to the internet  how will they find them.

www.epi.org - Institute of Museum and Library Science

For over a year I did not have internet and ran to the Burbank Library on my lunch hour to work.

♥♥♥ Read more http://www.epi.org/economic_snapshots/entry/another_challenge_for_the_unemployed_public_library_budget_cuts/

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