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Department of External Affairs
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710
FAX (215) 567-7850
Contact: Communications and Development
For Release: Immediately
Contact: Communications and Development


Fair and workshop just some of the many job-related services resources provided by the Library

PHILADELPHIA, March 18, 2013—This April, the Free Library of Philadelphia will present an entry-level job fair and a special Green Jobs Workshop for Women at the Parkway Central Library, as part of their many programs and services available for Philadelphia’s job seekers.

Hosted by the Free Library’s Workplace and made possible by Citizens Bank Foundation, the entry-level job fair will take place on Wednesday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the main floor of the Parkway Central Library. With companies from across the Philadelphia region participating, there will be plenty of opportunities for job seekers to learn about open positions, talk to prospective employers, and share their résumés. In addition, job seekers can attend a résumé critique clinic and workshops about internet job searching and how to use the Library’s career databases. Free tickets are available online at or in-person at the Parkway Central Library.

In addition to the entry-level job fair, the Free Library will also host a special Green Jobs Workshop for Women, presented by the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, on Tuesday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Parkway Central Library in Room 108. Participants in the free workshop will learn about renewable energy jobs and ways to secure them, and even get tips and resources for how to start a small business. Participants will receive a take-home flash drive loaded with related resources. To learn more about the event or to register, please call the Free Library at 215-686-5436 or the Women’s Bureau at 215-861-4864, or sign up online at

“I am excited that the Free Library is able to offer two great ways for Philadelphia’s job seekers to connect with area employers and learn about new career opportunities,” said Siobhan A. Reardon. “The Library is committed to helping Philadelphia’s job seekers find that crucial new job with our vast array of career-related resources and programs, including April’s entry-level job fair and Green Jobs Workshop for Women.”

According to a recent study by the Fels Institute of Government, nearly 1,000 people found jobs in just one year thanks to the Library’s many career resources. The Workplace at Parkway Central provides free access to computers for job searching and skill-building exercises, résumé and cover letter preparation, and assistance with job applications online, as well as career-related print materials, including books, magazines, and newspapers. The Job Readiness Center Hot Spot at the Paschalville Library in southwest Philadelphia also offers career search guidance and open computer time for job seekers. In addition, the Free Library’s Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central regularly publishes job listings for the non-profit sector.

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About the Free Library’s Commitment to Digital Literacy
The Free Library provides unparalleled access to and training for today’s digital world. Boasting 9 million unique annual visits, the Library’s website provides access to more than 80,000 ebooks; 600+ author event podcasts; databases that support language learning, small businesses, homework help, and health information; and daily homework help online. With free Wi-Fi and public computers in its 54 locations, Hot Spot community computer training centers that have welcomed 27,000 visitors since their inception, the roving Techmobile “Hot Spot on wheels,” a digital download splash page and Wi-Fi at the Philadelphia International Airport, and professional digital resource specialists, the Free Library’s digital services have never been greater.

About the Free Library
The Free Library of Philadelphia system consists of 49 branches, three regional libraries, the Parkway Central Library, and the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. With more than 6 million visits annually, the Free Library is one of the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in Philadelphia.


Department of External Affairs, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710, FAX (215) 567-7850