When I was out of work a relative suggested that I contact the Urban league for some career leads. The league offers this community based program that assists those trying to make a career move in "maintenance". Its a program where they have you come in and take a look at submitted jobs and try to help you find suitable matches according to what your qualifications are. They offer no guarantees jobs resume advice and assistance and a letter of referral. Also in order to participate in the program you must come in at least weekly (as a sign of good faith) and look through some job lead books. I did this consistently aside from my own job search and it didn't seem to help me any. Those that I have asked about the same program have felt the very same way. Its good in concept but the program is just not quite as much of a help as you need when you have been out of work for four months and the bills are overdue!
Overall the staff was nice and helpful.