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Job seekers in Whitman County have a valuable resource to assist with resumes, computer skills, online applications, or career research and employment opportunities. This enhanced service connects people to career resources.

Thanks to a Renew Washington Grant called Whitman County Library Occupation Resource Connections, or WORC, this grant of $48,160 is administered by the Washington State Library and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Erica Willson, Whitman County Library Outreach Services Coordinator, is certified in Career and Technical Education. She is the WORC Program Coordinator overseeing the eight month project. Andrée Marcus, MSW, is serving as the Outreach Educator, a temporary grant funded position. Andrée and Erica will provide the skill-building workshops, teaching online database usage and providing valuable customer support.

Whitman County Library is now offering workshops, resources and programs countywide is addressing the growing needs of job seekers. Look for information in your local paper or on the library events calendar.

In addition to the countywide workshops, a WORC website has been developed for job seekers to explore a wide range of employment and community resources in one place. The program also brings WOIS and Bridges, valuable online occupational information services to all residents.

Collaborative partners like WorkSource, Community Action and the Whitman County Health Department will also participate by offering program information and regional sessions as part of the WORC project.

For more information about Whitman County Library's Occupational Resource project, contact Erica Willson or Andrée Marcus at 1-877-722-3375 or by email at: