SAINT PAUL—Today the Saint Paul Public Library announced the Community Career Labs program will be extended through 2021, thanks to Community Development Block Grant funds. The Career Labs provide free workforce and career support to residents who have experienced job loss, a reduction of hours, a change or loss in income, or faced job insecurity. Career Labs are available by reservation at the Saint Paul Public Library Dayton’s Bluff, Rice Street, Rondo Community Library and Sun Ray locations.
"Amid this enduring public health and economic crisis, our libraries have served as a hub for residents to access critical support and services," said Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter. "Ongoing access to economic opportunities and resources through our Career Labs helps ensure no one is left behind during these challenging times."
First launched in partnership with Ramsey County and CARES Act funding to support those economically impacted by COVID-19, the Career Labs continue to serve COVID-impacted job seekers and those seeking career, business, and job-related services such as building basic computer skills, financial planning, and business planning. Ramsey County will also continue their Career Labs services at the Maplewood and Downtown Saint Paul locations.
All of the Career Labs are reservation-based to allow for safe cleaning between appointments. The labs require face coverings and social distancing, and will follow public health guidelines.
2021 Career Labs hours and library locations:
- Rondo: Mondays 10 am - 4 pm; Wednesdays 1 pm - 5 pm
- Dayton's Bluff: Tuesdays 1 pm - 7 pm; Thursdays 10 am - 5 pm
- Rice Street: Thursdays 1 pm - 5 pm
- Sun Ray: Fridays 1 pm - 5 pm
To make a one-hour appointment:
The Career Labs schedule may change over the course of 2021. To view the latest updates, visit: sppl.org/career-labs.