Arizona Office of Economic Recovery
Public computer centers at Arizona libraries are overwhelmed with patrons seeking Internet access to apply for jobs and to obtain job-related skills training. To address this demand, the Arizona Office of Economic Recovery, along with the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, proposed the Arizona Job Help Hubs project to: (1) establish staffed Job Help Hubs at 28 public and tribal libraries and (2) install Virtual Workforce Workstations at 198 public and tribal libraries and two community centers throughout the state. Each of the 28 new Job Help Hubs will receive ten new laptops with specialized software and offer 40 hours of training per month. Each of the 200 Virtual Workforce Workstations will include a dedicated desktop computer with its own printer/fax/scanner and access to AZ Workforce job-assistance resources.