JobLINC Bus Back on the Move
(Memphis) After two years off the road, the JobLINC bus is back!
It’s a mobile career center run by the Memphis and Shelby County Public Library and Information Center.
“It’s a mobile classroom that comes into your neighborhood,” said Robyn Stone, the JobLINC Department Manager.
If you’re like Gwendolyn Wheeler, you may need a little help with your resume.
“After 18 years of working, I hadn’t filled out an application in years,” said Wheeler. “The Bus came right on time.”
After a massive lay-off at her company she’s back on the job market, “Bills keep going. They don’t stop.”
The JobLINC bus may help roll her right into her next position.
”We are just excited to be back,” said Stone.
The mobile career center, around since 1990, was parked for the last two years.
But because of a $300,000 grant, the Memphis and Shelby County Library is moving again with a new and improved bus.
”It is so tech savvy,” said Stone. “I am in enthralled.”
The bus has ten computers for people to build their resumes and look for work, a nook to hold mock interviews and for recruiters to hold real ones and workers on the bus are helping job seekers by giving some practical advice.
“Dress like you are going to an interview,” said Courtney, who works for the library. “Guys with earrings, please take them out!”
The JobLINC bus is hoping to help 12,000 people a year, two locations a day, and ten people at a time.
“And no matter where you are, we are going to meet you there,” said Stone.
For a look at the JobLINC bus schedule, click here: http://www.memphislibrary.org/joblinc