Job Connect

Job Connect
LinkedIn Learning
Coursera
Verdugo Jobs Center

Available at all Burbank Public Library locations.

Job Connect is a self-service job resource center available at the Library. It is a satellite office of the Verdugo Jobs Center (VJC) which is part of the Department of Labor America’s Jobs Center. It was formerly operated out of the City Administrative Services Building. Read our brochure for a quick overview of our services.

Visit any Burbank Public Library location to:  

  • Access high speed wifi or use a public computer to search for a job or use Microsoft Office. A Library card is not required for public computer use, but we encourage you to get one to access our whole suite of services and learning materials.
  • Review employment opportunities with the City of Burbank and other local businesses & organizations.
  • Register with CalJOBS to access job listings and employment resources.
  • Print or photocopy your resume, cover letter or job listings. Up to 10 pages of job-related material may be printed for free per day. Staff will review eligibility for free printing.
  • Access online career development resources & trainings like Coursera, LearningExpress, and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Find books and DVDs on subjects including career paths, practice tests and technical information.  
  • Take a certified typing test to qualify for employment.
  • Register for Microsoft Office courses and other training on our events page.
  • Make an appointment for in-depth career development help or gain referrals to partner agencies.

 

Job Connect Plus (Now Active)

Job Connect Plus a participant-driven program where participants set goals for workforce-related achievements related to training, employment and/or promotion. Interested in participating? Please click here for more information.

 

Help with Your Job Search

  • Register with CalJOBS to search for jobs and post your resume; employers can search for qualified candidates. CalJOBS is a compilation of job postings and resources for job seekers, including eligibility for training programs and other services. CalJOBS is operated by the California Employment Development Department (EDD). To get started on your own, visit CalJOBS to register. Need more help? Open this step-by-step guide or schedule an appointment with a staff member.
  • Walk-in and meet with a Verdugo Jobs Center case manager. Availability is limited, see our calendar of events for full details regarding dates and times.
  • LearningExpress offers a Job & Career Accelerator, providing self-guided online resources to help you through the necessary tasks to get a job. LearningExpress offers interview preparation, a resume builder, job and education search, and occupation exploration.
  • Are you a Veteran? VetNow provides live interactive help, interview coaching, a resume lab, career and veteran resources, and an adult learning center.
  • Review employment opportunities with the City of Burbank. Are you a student aged 14-21? See City of Burbank Youth Employment.
  • Visit any Burbank Public Library location to review a binder of job postings if you prefer not to search online. Ask at the Information Services Desk for access.

Update Your Job Skills

  • Take a certified typing testFor employment opportunities that require a minimum typing speed, you can take a 5-minute typing test at any Library location. The fee for certification is $5. To get started, visit the Information Services Desk to request an access code, which allows you to try five times on a Library computer. Print the best results (free) and show ID matching the name on the test, along with your payment, for certification. Testing instructions are available.
  • Our extensive Library collection has many titles related to the career search, occupation paths, and employment skills. Here are some suggested titles to get you started.
  • Coursera and LinkedIn Learning offer professional certification courses and career pathways to build the skills needed for in-demand jobs. Gain access with your Library card and elevate your career.
  • Speaking multiple languages can be an asset on the job. Mango Languages is a free app that teaches more than 70 languages. Set up an account with your Library card and keep track of your progress.

Resume Writing Tools

  • With LearningExpress, learn how to build the perfect resume or cover letter, access samples, and access additional career search and development resources.
  • LinkedIn Learning offers the latest in resume courses and videos to help you build the perfect resume.
  • Looking for ready-made templates? With Microsoft Word (available on the Library public computers), you can find many templates for resumes and cover letters. From within Word, select File, New from the top left menu and type “resume” in the search field.

For Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

  • SCORE provides small business mentoring and education. Burbank Public Library, in partnership with City of Burbank Economic Development Department, provides free one-hour appointments with mentors from SCORE, who will provide assistance in developing business plans, identifying seed funding and more. Reservations may be made through the Library event calendar for Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Employers looking to connect with qualified workers are invited to contact Job Connect to learn about CalJOBS and other available services.
  • Have a job posting? Email your flyer or fill out a job opportunity form and send to jobconnect@burbankca.gov

Entertainment Industry

  • The Spark! Digital Media Lab is located at the Burbank Central Library and provides access to specialized equipment used in the media industry, along with opportunities to learn from experts, practice skills and build portfolios in areas including audio and video production, animation and 3D design.
  • The Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive contains archives of trade publications for film, music, broadcasting and theater through the year 2000.
  • Current magazines are available on our eLibrary, checkout Libby or PressReader to see the current offerings. 

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