Texas makes online job hunting easier
POSTED: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 4:08pm
UPDATED: Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 9:47pm
Lufkin, TX — Job searching just became a little bit easier for Texans.
The Texas Workforce Commission has enhanced its online job-matching website WorkInTexas.com with the comprehensive search engine Texas.jobs.
Commission officials said they worked with nonprofit employer group DirectEmployers Association and the National Labor Exchange on Texas.jobs, which will link more job seekers to the more than 96,000 job openings viewable on WorkInTexas.com.
Texas.jobs allows job seekers to look for work according to their individual job parameters and priorities, including location and occupation, such as engineering, manufacturing or education. It lists only available jobs from employers verified by WorkinTexas.com or DirectEmployers’s JobCentral.org.
This new web tool and others will open more pathways for job seekers and employers to the state’s leading job-matching website, WorkInTexas.com.
“If you’re an employer, you want the right candidates to have easy access to information about the positions you seek to fill,” TWC Chairman Tom Pauken said in a statement. “Texas.jobs puts the jobs posted at WorkInTexas.com just a click or two away.”
Texas Workforce Commission and DirectEmployers also collaborated to create WorkInTexas.jobs, which expands the reach of WorkInTexas.com by allowing its job postings to also appear in online searches. WorkInTexas.jobs is viewable on smartphones and other mobile devices. WorkInTexas.jobs also features social media links, allowing users to quickly share job postings via Facebook, Twitter, email and more.
The new website WorkInTexas-veterans.jobs helps Texas veterans translate their military skills to jobs in the civilian world. The Military Occupation Code Crosswalk function allows veterans to enter the type of work they performed in the armed services and receive a list of civilian jobs that require those skills. The system also translates military occupation codes into skills employers are looking for in potential employees.
“This is another way for veterans to transfer their skills into civilian life by finding work that suits them and helps them continue to grow in the skills they obtained in the armed services,” TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton said in a statement. “The system is remarkably simple and easy to use.”
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