In an effort to better reach those seeking employment or navigating career transitions during the COVID-19 pandemic, Berks County Public Libraries has launched the Mobile Job Lab, bringing free workforce resources and instruction to community centers throughout Berks County. Several computer stations, wireless Internet connection, and printer will be available to users at each of the Mobile Job Lab pop-up locations.
Berks County Public Libraries is partnering with the Workforce Development Board of Berks County to offer on-site instruction to interested users, helping job seekers navigate the current job market and offering guidance on available job preparation tools.
The Mobile Job Lab is presented by Berks County Public Libraries in partnership with the Friends of Berks County Public Libraries. Funds to support this project have been generously provided by the Hawley and Myrtle Quier Fund of Berks County Community Foundation.
Where: Alvernia University Student Center, Private Dining Room, Find the Student Center at #21 on Alvernia's Campus Map. Click here. Use large parking lot (B on the map) for parking, Veronica Pkwy, Reading, PA 19607
When: Thursday, July 22 from 9am - 12pm
No registration required. If you have questions about the Mobile Job Lab, please call 610-378-5260 ext. 2502.
Where: Berks Community Health Center, Oakbrook. 1040 Liggett Ave, Reading, PA 19611
When: Thursday, July 29 from 1pm - 5pm
Registration is encouraged but not required. To sign up for a slot, please click here. If you have questions about the Mobile Job Lab, please call 610-378-5260 ext. 2502.
Organizations with a large indoor space interested in hosting the Mobile Job Lab are encouraged to contact Alison Trautmann at 610-378-5260 ext. 2502.
COVID-19 Safety Measures for the Mobile Job Lab:
- The number of laptops available for people will be based on proper social distancing. Laptops will be situated at least 6 feet apart.
- For the safety of staff and other users, visitors of the Mobile Job Lab are required to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times when using the Mobile Job Lab.
- Before entering the Mobile Job Lab, visitors will have their temperature taken and answer 2 screening questions about symptoms and contact with infected persons. Visitors must answer in the negative to both questions in addition to testing below 100.4 on the thermometer before being permitted entry.