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DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES NEW SEASONAL JOBS WEB SITE
MADISON Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Jennifer Reinert today announced the unveiling of a redesigned Web site for employers and job seekers geared toward seasonal job openings in Wisconsin, replacing the highly successful Summer Jobs Web site operated by DWD this past summer.
"The concept of the Summer Jobs Web site was to assist employers with recruiting summer help, and it was a huge success," Secretary Reinert said. "But, as summer came to an end and we headed into fall, we realized that there were still many seasonal jobs out there that needed to be filled. So we redesigned our Summer Jobs Web site to focus on jobs available during the current season so that we can assist employers with recruiting help no matter what the season," she said.
An evaluation of the site was conducted over several months. Job Center staff were surveyed, companies with job postings on the site were contacted, and site usage information was analyzed. The evaluation indicated the site was considered a helpful tool for employers and job seekers alike. The majority of Job Center staff felt the site should be continued and expanded into a continuous, ongoing seasonal site.
The new Wisconsin Seasonal Jobs (www.wi-seasonaljobs.org) site is basically the same as the previous site. Procedures for entering job orders remain the same. Only job orders identified as seasonal will appear on the Seasonal Jobs site, and they will continue to appear on JobNet as well, which will make the site easy to use. The Wisconsin Summer Jobs web site URL (www.wisummerjobs.org) will continue to work and will redirect users to the new site to help eliminate confusion.
The new Seasonal Jobs site makes the connection to JobNet and other DWD web sites, and it has links to other services and an expanded tools page. The new format should be easier for customers to read and browse.
"The winter holiday season is just around the corner and were hopeful that this site will be a big help to retail and winter sports customers during the coming months," Secretary Reinert said.
Questions or comments regarding the new DWD Seasonal Jobs Web site should be directed to, Phil Anderson via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (608/261-6974).
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