Bulgarian public library service helps unemployed people aged over 40 find work

'Lyuben Karavelov' Regional Library, Bulgaria: Information and counseling service for the long-term unemployed

You are here

NEXT RESOURCE

ABOUT THE RESOURCE

TYPE:
Case Study
AUTHOR:
EIFL-PLIP
DATE:
February 2013
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
OTHER LANGUAGES:

The library’s service for the long-term unemployed people aged over 40 helped 44 people find work in less than a year (2011/12). This is almost 65% of their 68 trainees (47 women and 21 men). Training combines desperately-needed computer and internet skills with motivation, confidence-building and counselling. 

The service was initiated with support from the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) in 2011. This two-page case study is based on impact assessment conducted by the library in 2012.