DeKalb Township is excited to announce our partnership with PCs for People. This partnership provides an opportunity and means for DeKalb Township low-income residents to receive a computer or internet. Many residents are hindered in finding suitable employment because they don’t have the necessary tools, namely a computer and internet, required in today’s electronic job market which requires electronic job application submissions. The Township currently offers employment services, and this was the next logical step in providing residents with the tools they need to find and obtain suitable employment.
But it doesn’t end with just a computer, our weekly employment services continue to help residents use their computers to write a winning resume, learn to set up Job Link and Linked In accounts, search the internet for available jobs and apply for jobs. We even follow job seekers through to the interview stage where we can provide mock interviews and interview tips and advice. In addition, PCs for People also offers education and short video courses on computer basics, computer skills to create a resume, and even provides online safety to help residents and prepares them when applying for jobs online and more!
Through this partnership, we will also be offering recycle events for computers so all residents can donate their old computers to PCs for People where they will be repurposed to their program. Watch for future recycling events sponsored by DeKalb Township in the near future. By recycling and then refurbishing computers, PCs for People provides a valuable service to businesses, families, and the planet by keeping computers out of landfills and repurposing them to advance digital inclusion.