Don't underestimate our local libraries as a gold mine of job search resources. Both Fairfield and Westport, among others across the state, have been quietly offering assistance to job seekers for years, but with this depression-like economy, they are stepping up aggressively like never before.
I speak from first-hand experience. I had been in Westport a few weeks ago and picked up a flyer announcing a morning seminar this week for job-seekers, hosted by the library and offering a speaker from the Department of Labor. Fortunately, it was on a day when I wasn't substitute teaching, so I decided to check it out. I'm so glad I did, because I learned some wonderful new things and connected with a whole new group of professionals, who, like me, are out there looking.