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Please help spread the word about this worthy volunteer effort.  

My husband, Frank, and other members of the professional career coaching
community have created a free service for those displaced from their
jobs by the recent hurricanes.  I've sent the following message to the
MLA, CCML, MCMLA, and Colorado Libnet listserves.  I have also asked a
colleague to forward this on to an appropriate ALA list.

If you have other ideas on the best way to get the word out to public
and college libraries about the Volunteers for Careers initiative, I
would greatly appreciate hearing from you. 

Thanks! -- Lisa

Lisa K. Traditi, MLS, AHIP
Head, Education and Learning Resources Center
Denison Memorial Library
Univ. of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
4200 E. 9th Avenue,  Denver CO 80262-0003
voice: 303-315-7356     fax: 303-315-0294
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Please share as appropriate with other library organizations.  This is a
free service created by members of the professional career coaching
community to help those who are now looking for work as a result of
Hurricane Katrina. 

All of the information can be found on the website at:,
including a FAQ at

Press releases, flyers, announcements, can all be found on the "Press

VOLUNTEERS FOR CAREERS - Helping Those Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Susan Whitcomb
888-449-7474 (Pacific Time)
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Wendy Enelow
800-881-9972 (Eastern Time)
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Individuals whose jobs were swept away as a result of Hurricane Katrina
can obtain free job search help from professional career consultants
across the country. Volunteers For Careers is offering no-charge
assistance with resume writing, job search strategy, and career
transition advice to evacuees from the Gulf Coast and others who
experienced job loss as a direct result of Katrina. 

"People lost much more than their homes in this tragedy," says
Volunteers for Careers director Susan Whitcomb. "They lost their entire
means of livelihood. Helping evacuees find new jobs quickly is essential
to getting the Gulf Coast region, and the country, back on its feet." 

Volunteers For Careers was initially formed in response to the September
11th, 2001 tragedy. Their volunteers helped thousands of job seekers in
the regions and industries affected. The initiative has now been
re-launched and expanded to help those in need from the Gulf Coast. 

Hurricane Katrina victims can register to obtain free services at or by calling 800-513-7439 toll free. They
will then be matched with a volunteer career practitioner who will
contact them directly, working with them via phone, e-mail and/or in
person as each situation requires. It is the objective of all Volunteers
For Careers workers to help these displaced individuals return to the
workforce as soon as possible. 

Career services practitioners - counselors, coaches, consultants, resume
writers and others - who wish to volunteer their time and expertise can
also register at the organization's web site. 

Volunteers For Careers is a collaborative effort of leading career
associations nationwide, coordinated by Career Masters Institute (CMI)
in collaboration with the Association of Career Professionals
International (ACP), Association of Online Resume and Career
Professionals (AORCP), National Career Development Association (NCDA),
National Resume Writers' Association (NRWA), Parachute Associates, and
Professional Resume Writing & Research Association (PRWRA), with the
support of technology companies and 

For more information, contact: 

Susan Whitcomb, Director
888-449-7474 (Pacific Time)
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Wendy Enelow, Associate Director
800-881-9972 (Eastern Time)
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C.J. Hayden, Media Chair
877-946-4722 (Pacific Time)
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Sent on behalf of 
Frank Traditi, Career Strategist
Author, Get Hired NOW! (tm)
CoachFrank LLC, Get Hired Now, LLC
303-471-8733 or 1-888-903-8733

Career Volunteer for
providing hope and help to victims of Hurricane Katrina