Resources for Tough Times
The Tacoma Public Library and the World Wide Web are the places to turn to now for convenient access to job listings, personal finance assistance, and-up to-date information to address many of your information needs in these challenging times.
United Way of Pierce County
United Way offers a valuable list of resources for where to turn in these tough times. This includes important phone numbers for utility assistance, child care assistance, and help with medical services. Links to the valuable 211 database.
Emergency Food Network
The Emergency Food Network (EFN) has been working since 1982 "to provide a reliable food supply so that no person in Pierce County goes hungry.
Mortgage and Foreclosure Assistance Websites
Guide to avoiding foreclosure
Avoiding Foreclosure - Washington State
Here is some guidance on default and foreclosure prevention Washington State
Making Home Affordable
Information about refinancing and loan modification options available under the Home Affordable Refinance Program.
Protecting Washington Homeowners and Buyers
The Washington Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) advises homeowners who are delinquent on their mortgage
Washington state's new Distressed Homeowner Legislation
Legislation proposed by the Attorney General's Office to help protect financially strapped homeowners from equity skimming and foreclosure rescue scams.
Money Management Websites
Consumer Counseling Northwest
The CCN mission for 50 years has been to help people improve their financial well-being through counseling, community outreach and financial education.
How to deal with creditors - Federal Trade Commission
Learn about your rights when it comes to fair debt collection and credit reporting practices.
National Foundation for Credit Counseling
Promotes the national agenda for financially responsible behavior and builds capacity for its members to deliver the highest quality financial education and counseling services.
Washington State Office of Financial Recovery
OFR collects money that is owed by various agencies.
Washington Department of Financial Institutions Information Center
The financial education information center contains information and resources about a variety of financial topics.
Job Hunting and Careers Websites
Tacoma Public Library Jobs and Careers links
A useful list of websites to jumpstart one's job search.
Bates Technical College
Clover Park Technical School
Occupational Outlook Handbook
A classic reference about occupations from A to Z. Includes a description of the work, training and education, job outlook and salary guidelines.
One of the first Internet career guides. Sections run the gamut of career issues from self assessment through salary negotiations.
Tacoma Community College Worker Retraining
An outstanding resource for finding jobs in Washington State, courtesy of the state government.
Your local library is a great, free resource for you and your family: free internet, free computers, free computer classes, free entertainment and lots more. At your library you can find materials to help get a job, fix things around the house, create a personal budget, or simply relax with a good book or movie.
For quick browsing on the library shelves:
Books on writing resumes have a call number of 650.1
Books to help with personal finances have a call number of 332
Books to help grow a small business have a call number of 658.1
Job Hunting and Careers Library Resources
Get the interview every time
Brenda Greene call number 650.144 G8303G2 2008
Encyclopedia of careers and vocational guidance
call number R 371.425 EN19EC
Quick resume and cover letter book
Michael J. Farr call number 650.142 F24Q4
What color is your parachute
Richard Nelson Bolles call number 650.1 B639WH
Financial Literacy in Hard Times:
A collection of library resources
Personal Money Management
Credit Repair & Bankruptcy
Mortgages & Real Estate Investing
Last Updated 10.03.2011