Constantine Township Library

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Helping Hand Resources

A variety of links to online resources to aid job seekers and the unemployed.


Basic Computer Skills

 Goodwill Community Foundation--Innovative online learning opportunities for anyone who wants to improve technology, literacy and math skills http://www.gcflearnfree.org

Common Craft Tutorials--Learn the basics about a wide variety of computer and technology basics http://www.commoncraft.com/videos#technology

Computer and Internet Basics Tutorials--Links to a variety of online resources to help newbies and others learn computer software basics.  From the Flint Public Library http://www.flint.lib.mi.us/computers/tutorials.shtml

Computer Tutorials--A web guide with links to listings of computer tutorials including Microsoft applications, Internet searching, email, typing and using a mouse.  Complied by Newark Public Library http://nplwebguides.pbworks.com/w/page/5673363/Computer%20Tutorials

Visual Tutorials-- Assistance learning Microsoft programs and other computer technology using pictures http://inpics.net


Financial Literacy

Michigan eLibrary Personal Assistance Resources
http://mel.org/index.php?P=SPT--BrowseResources&ParentId=875

MyMoney.gov-- U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education http://www.mymoney.gov

Greenpath--Debt counseling and consolidation information http://www.greenpath.com/home.htm

Money Smart A Financial Education Program--An easy to use learning tool that teaches the 10 modules of the Money Smart curriculum through a computer
http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/mscbi/mscbi.html

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Small Business Administration--The United States Small Business Administration provides programs and services to help you start, grow and succed in small business http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/counseling-training

Small Business Administration Michigan District Office
http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3121

Michigan Business One Stop--Information on starting and maintaining a business in Michigan http://www.michigan.gov/business

Top Ten Legal Mistakes Made By Entrepreneurs--Help from Harvard Business School http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/3348.html

Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center--Get counseling, find training and other assistance with beginning a business
http://misbtdc.org

Entrepreneurs and Innovators Web Portal From Michigan Economic Development Corporation--Find small business start-up resources
http://www.michiganadvantage.org/Entrepreneurs-and-Innovators

 
General Assistance and Social Services

Driver's Education Program--
Driver's education program contains state specific information such as practice tests for car, motorcycle and CDL, 3 on-line driver's manuals and an FAQ section   http://constantine.driving-tests.org/

Michigan Helping Hand--Site helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find services they need http://michigan.gov/helpinghand

United Way 211--Free and confidential information and referral help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more http://www.211.org

Michigan Department of Human Services--Food assistance information
http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/

Michigan Department of Community Health--How can I get free or low cost health care for me and my family? http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/

Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs--Veteran's assistance programs http://www.michigan.gov/dmva/

 Michigan Unemployment Services and Benefits
http://www.michigan.gov/uia/

Webcasts For Unemployed Workers--The webcasts are designed to inform residents about Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency programs and services and in some cases serve as guides and tutorials http://www.michigan.gov/uia/

Foreclosure Resources--Links from the Dearborn Heights Public Library on avoiding foreclosure http://www.ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us/lib irforeclosure.cfm

Michigan State Housing Development Authority
http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/


Michigan eLibrary:Michigan Personal Finance Resources
--Links to assistance sites for foreclosure, credit and more
http://mel.org/index.php?P=SPT--BrowseResources&ParentId=923


Job Seekers

Michigan Talent Bank--
Search for job openings or post your resume
http://www.michwoks.org/mtb/user/MTB_EMPL.EntryMainPage

Michigan Works Agency Locator Map http://michiganworks.org/agencies/map/

Job & Career Accelerator--Explore job profiles, create resumes and cover letters, assess interests and find jobs. (Click on the link on the left to access the program.) http://mel.org/index.php

Michigan eLibrary Business and Jobs Gateway
http://mel.org/index.php?P=SPT--BrowseResourcesBusiness&ParentId=832

Michigan eLibrary Statewide Job Search Resources
http://mel.org/index.php?P=SPT--BrowseResourcesBusiness&ParentId=425

Opportunitty.gov--New educational opportunities for the unemployed
http://federalstudentaid.ed.gov/opportunity/index.html

Career Zone Write Your Resume-- From New York a one-stop way to create a resume and export it in pdf or MSWord
http://www.nycareerzone.org/cz/resources/jobseeker/resume.jsp

Cover Letter Generator http://www.teach-nology.com/web tools/cover letter

My Skills, My Future from the U.S. Department of Labor
http://www.myskillsmyfuture.org

O*Net Resource Center--Occupational Information Network is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics http://www.onetcenter.org

USA Jobs--Official jobsite of the U.S. Government  http://usajobs.opm.gov

Learn--A free university e-learning and career re-branding courses for unemployed Michigan workers with a goal of preparing unemployed Michiganders to re-enter the workforce with a new career http://www.50plusprime.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/learn.home.cfm