New tech tools help displaced workers find jobs

One week after the closure of Pacific Hardwoods was announced, two of the company’s laid off employees walked into the Raymond Timberland Library and began a job search. This time, they had a powerful new tool: Chromebook laptops acquired through a partnership between Timberland Regional Library and Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council.

In a pilot program funded by Pacific Mountain, every library in Pacific County now has two of the laptops, which have no time limits and can be used to create resumes, look for work, and learn new skills through extensive free training programs like Lynda.com and Microsoft Imagine Academy. READ MORE…