Capital region libraries have seen a massive influx in visitors during the last several months and are becoming an Internet café of sorts for job seekers.
According to excerpts from the article:
Eunice Ortiz, 30, had a deadline to meet.
Her resume was due at 11 a.m. Thursday, and to finish it and get it to where it had to go, she needed the Internet. Or rather, she needed her local public library.
The South Lansing Library, a branch of the Capital Area District Library system, offers free wireless Internet. So Ortiz, like thousands of others looking for work in a slumping economy, leaned on a system already paid for with taxes.
"Today is the last day they're accepting resumes," she said with a half-hour to spare before her paperwork had to reach Kelly Services, a job placement company based in Troy. "So, I'm trying to get it done."
Year over year in the CADL system, the number of items checked out—or circulated—has increased more than nine percent.
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