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Job Seeking

Job Seeking

Let the Milwaukee Public Library help with your job search. The Milwaukee Public Library offers a number of online and print resources to assist job seekers. Listed below are resources available at Milwaukee Public Library and in the Milwaukee area on conducting job searches, applying for jobs, and writing cover letters and resumes. For more information please contact us.

Employment Workshop Series

Explore Employment Opportunities @ MPL
Milwaukee Public Library is partnering with Employ Milwaukee to showcase 3 special employment workshops. These workshops will connect job seekers and workers to employment and training opportunities.

Young Adult Employment

Learn about opportunities for young adults ages 16-24 which cover job skills, career pathway planning, and current employment opportunities available for young adults.

Tuesday, March 10, 5-6:30 p.m.
Capitol Branch | 3969 N. 74th St.

Reentry Employment

Discover career planning services provided pre- and post-release; access to the Job Center of Wisconsin, resume building, job searching, skills assessments, skill training, and supportive service referrals.

Friday, April 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tippecanoe Branch | 3912 S. Howell Ave.

Friday, May 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Washington Park Branch | 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

General Employment

Explore all of the career training and educational opportunities available through Employ Milwaukee to connect job seekers to positions in high growth and high demand employment opportunities.

Friday, March 27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (English/Spanish)
Mitchell Street Branch | 906 W. Historic Mitchell St.

Friday, April 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2-4 p.m.
Center Street Branch | 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

Friday, June 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2-4 p.m.
Atkinson Branch | 1960 W. Atkinson Ave.


Job Readiness 101: A Three-Part Series

Zablocki Branch | 3501 W. Oklahoma Avenue

Have you been applying for jobs but just aren’t getting any call-backs? Attend this three-part series on job readiness and discover how to set yourself apart from the crowd to get the job you want.

Maximize Your Job Search

All programs 5:30-7:30 p.m.

An overview of the strategies you need to optimize your online job search. Includes tips for making sure your resume is the best it can be for the initial online application.

Build Your Resume

All programs 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Make your resume work to your advantage by learning what employers look for and what style best markets your strengths. Create a “ready to be typed” personal resume outline.

Interviewing Skills

All programs 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Preparation is the key for your job interview. Learn about different types of questions asked during interviews and practice answering some of the most commonly asked questions.

Job Searching


Cover Letter and Resume Help

Job Skills

Books and More

Milwaukee Public Library has a large collection of books and other materials that can help with anything from interview skills to resume templates. Click a category below to see titles available for check out:


Upcoming Drop-in Job Help!

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