Job Searching Updates

Good morning Upstate! SC Works in Spartanburg reopened on May 22. Their hours are 8:30-1 and 2-5 Monday through Friday. Visitors must pass a temperature check and wear a mask. They are hosting job fairs this month online. For more information go to

Don’t forget that library computers are open for job searching. Computers are available on a first come first serve basis at each location. Sessions last thirty minutes and printouts are free. For more information, call 864-596-3505.

SBA Resource Day

Are you a small business owner wanting to learn more about resources available from the Federal Government? This workshop will cover the SBA’s counseling services (SBDC and SCORE), financial programs, federal contracting and disaster loan programs.

Wednesday, March 4 from 9:00 am to noon in the Hoechst-Celanese Room at the Headquarters Library at 151 S Church St in downtown Spartanburg.

Please call 803-253-2018 to register.

Online Business Magazines

Did you know the library offers free online access to over 100 popular magazines, including business titles such as The Economist, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance?

To access:

Go to:

Click on Downloadables

Click on RBDigital and then create a free account using your library card.

Call us at 596-3505 with questions.

Living Wages

A living wage is pay that allows an individual or family to meet minimum standards of living. Of course, this varies tremendously depending on where you live.  MIT has developed an online calculator that estimates the cost of living in your community or region based on typical expenses.

The link below takes you to this calculator and provides much more information on how this was determined, typical expenses for that area, etc.