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Staples Offers Free Help to Job Seekers

If you are in the market for a new job, but are low on funds, a national corporation is lending a hand. KSMU’s Matt Evans reports.

Office supply giant Staples is offering a bailout to the American public with its new “Career Stimulus” Program. The program is designed to aid in the ever-growing cost of job hunting. Steve Smith is the general manager at the Staples on Independence and Glenstone in Springfield.

"We are offering 20 free copies on resume paper, of the resume, and 40 free instant business cards in our copy and print center," said Smith.

If a job-seeker needs more than just a few copies of a resume, Staples is offering tips on how to improve resumes and business cards, so that they catch the eyes of potential employers. Smith says the program is designed for the unemployed, but if a person is looking for a new job, he or she can still take advantage of this program.

"It can be very handy for those that want a good, professional look when they go into an interview or when they're out there hitting the pavement," said Smith.

Staples nationwide will be offering its “Career Stimulus” Program until June 13th. To take part in the program, job-hunters can take their resumes to any Staples store. Springfield has two locations: one at Independence and Glenstone, and another on North Kansas Expressway. For KSMU News, I’m Matt Evans.