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Dislocated Workers: Resources & Information

Resources for displaced or dislocated workers looking for a job, updating skills or switching careers.

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       Looking for a job? Updating your skills? Switching careers? Maximize all your options by  becoming information smart in the real world. 

This guide contains the latest news, helpful video clips, reliable web sites, useful library resources and more to help you during your transition.

Your librarians are here to help.  


"With the changing economy, no one has lifetime employment. But community colleges provide lifetime employability."

-President Barack Obama

Read more about the President's Plan for technical and community colleges


Local Resources

Local Resources and Services for Jobseekers:

Job Transition Team Eager To Get People Back To Work

Channel 3000 Report

Video News

CBS: Companies that are actually hiring- Right now!

Computer Training

Madison College Libraries

Our library staff serves as the college's main computer help desk. We can help you with email, word processing, using the internet and any other tools you may need to use in your job search. Just stop in to any of our libraries or call us at (608) 243-4444. No question is too simple and we are happy to help you.


Madison Public Library

Free basic computer training classes are available at Madison Public Library. These classes will help you learn computer basics including how to set up an email account, how to search the internet, word processing for resumes and cover letters and other basic skills. Call (608) 266-6350 to register for a 45-minute, one-on-one appointment, or for additional information.

Highlight Articles

Badgerlink is a free service for all residents of Wisconsin. Search for articles, videos, encyclopedia entries and more. Click HERE to access Badgerlink. Accessing from home? You will need to enter your public library card number. 

Help Wanted! Job Hunting Advice for Women (Working Mother)

A Top 10 List of Resources to Launch Your Career (T+D)

War of the Generations: Reentering the Underemployed Workforce (Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers)

How Boomers Can Help The Nation Go Green: Emerging Encore Career Opportunities in the Green Economy (Catalyst)

Understanding Today's Career Opportunities (New Hampshire Business Review)

HVAC Careers. . . Carpe Diem (Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News)

Social Networking Your Way to a New Job (New York Times)