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
Monday, October 26, 2015
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
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DWD Showcases New JobCenterofWisconsin.com Tools to Connect Talent & Opportunity in Eau Claire County
Mobile-friendly public labor exchange offers enhanced tools for employers and job seekers; represents first phase of major Labor Market Information System upgrade
EAU CLAIRE – Today, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Deputy Secretary Georgia Maxwell joined DWD staff at the Eau Claire County 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).
"We are encouraged by the positive response from employers and job seekers to the new features of our redesigned JobCenterofWisconsin.com website," Deputy Secretary Maxwell said. "In Eau Claire and other communities across Wisconsin, we invite everyone to logon today and experience the site's new user-friendly design and functionality, including more precise employment search results based on skills."
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 in September 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:
- Streamlined registration from over 20 screens to 5 screens.
- Improved usability and search features.
- Advanced skills matching to connect talent with job postings.
- Easier access to integrated labor market information for making informed employment decisions.
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.
Originally launched in 2008, JCW usage has increased substantially since the new enhancements went into effect. Listed job openings consist of internal jobs, entered by employers directly into JCW, and partner jobs, drawing from reputable job sites such as US.jobs and America's Job Exchange (AJE).
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