The report Military skills for America’s future : leveraging military service and experience to put veterans and military spouses back to work analyzes the labor market situation of America’s veterans, discusses the problems that returning veterans and military spouses face as they seek to enter or re-enter civilian employment, and outlines the measures the Obama Administration has taken to address these labor market problems.
Are people richer or poorer? And are your neighbors more likely to be better off? Or starving to death? Check out the state-by-state statistics, and see how your friend and neighbors are doing. Poverty 2010 and 2011
Additional Library Resources to help you:
- Community Services
- Adult Learning Center – Buff up your skills to get a better job – or a job at all. Get a GED, pass the Citizenship Exam, write a resume…
- Nevada Career Information System (NCIS) – Find out where the jobs are in Nevada – what’s hot, and what’s hot hiring. Find a trade school. Find out your skills and where you’d do best!
- Learning Express – Learn A Test – Need to pass a test to get a job? Get practice here! Plus career help, an introduction to using popular software, and more!
- The globalization gap : how the rich get richer and the poor get left further behind
- Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America
- How can the poor be helped?
- The unheard truth : poverty and human rights
- The rich and the rest of us
Whether you are going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on an academic skill, our Adult Learning Center is here to help!
One of the best resources is Write a Winning Resume! Upload your resume and they will review it and make suggestions on how to make it a great resume. Some places charge hundreds of dollars for this service, at the Library it’s free!
Other services include:
- Pass the GED
- Prepare for the US Citizenship Test (includes the entire test)
- Microsoft Office Help (Need to know how to do something in word, excel or Powerpoint? This will show you.)
- Career Resources (Looking for a job, start here!)
We’ve all heard about people “going postal” and shooting up their former place of employment. It doesn’t happen very often, but it’s scary and sad when it does.
What we hear about less, but which happens a lot more, is lower levels of violence. In 2009, there were over half a million nonfatal violent crimes in workplaces. Half a million – and we never heard about those.
Where does workplace crime happen? Is it always “disgruntled employees” who are violent? Who’s the most likely target? To learn more about work place violence read Workplace violence, 1993-2009 National Crime Victimization Survey and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries / by Erika Harrell.
Additional Library Resources
Infotrac -Workplace Violence