New JobLINC Bus Rolls Into Memphis

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A new way to find jobs has rolled into the city — literally.

The Memphis Public Library & Information Center unveiled the new and improved version of its JobLINC Bus, a converted school bus, in late October.

The new bus is an improvement from its predecessor, which served the city for two decades. It boasts ten computer workstations with Internet access and printers. It also features solar panels, LED lighting, a fuel engine, and is ADA compliant.

Five days a week, the bus will travel to various community centers, library branches, grocery stores, and other public areas to help Memphians find employment.

The JobLINC bus will serve an estimated 12,000 people a year, providing one-on-one assistance with job searches, training opportunities, resume preparation, and online applications.

In 2011, the Memphis Library Foundation received a $314,000 grant from the Plough Foundation to purchase the JobLINC bus. The previous one served the city from 1990 to 2010. It was retired due to repeated mechanical problems.

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