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Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Thursday, October 1, 2015
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DWD Showcases New JobCenterofWisconsin.com Tools to Connect Talent & Opportunity in Northwest Wisconsin

Mobile-friendly public labor exchange offers enhanced tools for employers and job seekers; represents first phase of major Labor Market Information System upgrade

MADISON – Today, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Assistant Deputy Secretary Dave Anderson joined DWD staff at the Superior Job Center for a live demonstration of the new, mobile-friendly employment tools available to employers and job seekers at no cost, 24 hours a day on the state's online public labor exchange, JobCenterofWisconsin.com (JCW).

"Today's demonstration at the Superior Job Center showcased the user-friendly enhancements of the redesigned JCW portal, including new skills matching technology to provide employers and job seekers with more accurate search results based on specific skills," Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson said. "Customers have responded enthusiastically to the site's new functionality since we launched the redesigned JobCenterofWisconsin.com, and there will be additional enhancements in the future."

DWD invited local legislators and regional workforce development partners to the job center to demonstrate the value of JCW's new skills matching technology that launched on September 16 to help employers and job seekers in Wisconsin and in bordering communities make more effective employment connections.

JCW enhancements represent the first of three phases in a complete redesign. Phase 1 features an improved Labor Market Information landing page offering the most requested reports and data that DWD labor market experts offer, as well as:

Stephanie Little, a JCW customer from the Superior area said, "I believe the recent update on JobCenterofWisconsin.com has made the site more user-friendly. Now, it is easier to make a resume and match my skills with job postings. It is much more efficient."

This initial phase of enhancements move the state's Labor Market Information System (LMIS) toward the ultimate vision of a best-in-class system that uses the latest available data to connect talent with job postings based on skills.

Future JCW phased improvements for release in 2016 include: additional skills matching tools with emphasis on job seeker credentials, options for personalizing and receiving desired labor market information, a comprehensive and searchable workforce events calendar and mapping features.

Logon to JCW to target in-demand careers and drive hiring results: https://www.JobCenterofWisconsin.com/.

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