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Henderson Libraries Help People Enhance Skills, Become More Marketable When Job Hunting

A down economy isn’t something that affects just one age group, gender, race or class. In times like these, even those in the “safest” industries or with the most secure jobs can benefit from enhancing what they have to offer their current or potential employer.

That’s why Henderson Libraries has implemented a variety of resources for adults that allow them to brush up their skills.

One such resource is the libraries’ Adult Career Center offered through Answers 24/7. The career center includes GED prep, résumé help, citizenship tests and financial literacy.

“Oftentimes people are passed over for a job simply because they don’t know how to create a résumé that properly showcases their skills,” said Tom Fay, executive director for Henderson Libraries. “It is our goal to provide resources that assist in reviewing those basic skills that everyone needs but that some may have forgotten.”

Live tutoring services for all ages, including adults, are available in English from 2-11 p.m. seven days a week and in Spanish from 3-7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. The accompanying self-directed SkillsCenter Resource Library is also available 24/7. The program can be accessed on the Henderson Libraries Web site at www.mypubliclibrary.com under “Research” and then by clicking on “Answers 24/7.”

Henderson Libraries also offers classes to learn other basic skills such as learning to use a computer and basic computer functions and programs such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and the Internet, and even offers more advanced classes on topics such as buying and selling on Ebay and Amazon.

Established in 1943 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates five locations throughout Henderson and plans to open one more within the Heritage Park Senior Center, slated to open later this year. Henderson Libraries cooperates with other public libraries in Southern Nevada, the Nevada System of Higher Education, the Clark County School District and all other libraries around the state to provide quality service for Nevada’s residents.

For more information on Henderson Libraries and its many services and resources, visit www.mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-6580.