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Searching for a job? Let the Library help you get started with job-seeking resources selected by our expert librarians. Using PPL’s Career Resources, you can learn about careers, create a resume, find and apply for jobs, prepare for interviews, take practice tests, and more. We offer free computer access to the Internet, as well as wifi service, expert staff assistance and robust collections to support your search.

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Visit the Rines Auditorium to meet with local businesses such as Market Basket and Dunkin’ Donuts, or find out more about local educational resources such as Southern Maine Community College.

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Hope Acts will be in the Downtown Branch of the Portland Public Library every Tuesday to assist asylum seekers with work permit applications.  For more information call, text or WhatsApp to (207) 613-5052

Work Authorization

*** It is illegal to work in the US without work authorization, and doing so can be devastating to an asylum case. ***

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Federal tax forms are available at all branches of the Portland Public Library.  The last day for filing your taxes without an extension is April 18.

The AARP Tax Aide program will be in the Downtown Branch of the Portland Public Library and available to assist with filing your taxes for free every Wednesday from February 1 to April 12 – by appointment only (207) 518-8579.

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A Career Counselor from the Greater Portland CareerCenter is onsite at the library the first Tuesday of every month. Sit down for free one-on-one assistance with finding a job or school that is right for you. No appointment necessary. Walk-ins are welcome.

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One-on-one Technology Tutoring sessions are for all levels of computer users and offer a chance to sit down with a staff member for 30 minutes of free technology assistance. Laptops are available for use and the sessions take place in a quiet area of the library. Advance registration is required.

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The SBA Maine District Office offers statewide virtual and in-person business education workshops and events.  Click here for more information.

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Are you exploring your options for a new job or career?  Short-term training certificates, or an associate or bachelor’s degree, may be more affordable then you think.

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Find the jobs and training programs in your area, and have help updating your resume using the Department of Labor’s Maine JobLink

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A government sponsored resource to identify ways to help pay for college or vocational training.


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Work Permit Clinic for Asylum Seekers10:15am - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
CareerCenter Job and Training Hub1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Work Permit Clinic for Asylum Seekers10:15am - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
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207-871-1700 x736
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