Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary
Department of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 16, 2015
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
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New Job Center Website Surpasses 100,000 Posted Job Openings
One-month after re-launch, customers embrace enhanced skill-matching features, mobile-responsive design
MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson announced today that Wisconsin's newly revamped employment site, JobCenterofWisconsin.com (JCW), surpassed 100,000 job openings for the first time since the original site was launched in 2008. The milestone comes one month after DWD launched the first phase of its new, mobile-responsive JCW offering employment tools to employers and job seekers at no cost, 24 hours a day.
"The Department of Workforce Development is making significant improvements to the JobCenterofWisconsin.com website to connect talent with opportunity throughout Wisconsin," Secretary Newson said. "In the first month after our re-launch, job openings have increased by more than 16,000 to today's count of 100,032 openings for job seekers to choose from. We are pleased that the site's improved usability and advanced skills matching features are encouraging additional employment connections across Wisconsin."
Listed job openings consist of jobs entered directly by employers onto JCW, and jobs that are pulled into the site from partner sites such as US.jobs and America's Job Exchange (AJE). The count does not include additional postings from Help Wanted Online that are available to registered users who select advanced job search options.
The September 16 JCW re-launch features new, dynamic tools that enable users to develop skills-based job postings and resumes and conduct advanced talent and job searches. It also features a redesigned Labor Market Information landing page that highlights the most requested reports and data that our labor market experts offer. Additional enhancements are the planning stages.
The initial phase of JCW enhancements also 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/.