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
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
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DWD Introduces New JobCenterofWisconsin.com Enhancements
Second phase of improvements to mobile-friendly public labor exchange includes quick search, advanced mapping, Labor Market Information tools to support data-driven employment decisions
MADISON – Today, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson announced additional improvements are now available on the recently redesigned JobCenterofWisconsin.com (JCW) website, the state's free online public labor exchange that connects talent with opportunity 24 hours a day.
"This second phase of enhancements builds upon the new design, advanced skills matching and improved usability that we rolled out last September on JobCenterofWisconsin.com," Secretary Newson said. "Now, the site offers even more tools that move JobCenterofWisconsin.com toward the ultimate vision of a best-in-class system that not only benefits job seekers and employers, but also connects parents, teachers, counselors, economic developers, workforce partners and others to the latest available labor market data.
"Users can easily explore careers, view occupational wage data, find jobs that are in-demand with great pay, and pinpoint locations in Wisconsin with skilled talent that employers need."
The second phase of enhancements debuting on this free, online resource includes:
- The introduction of MyLMI, which allows users to customize, access, and store searches of labor market information to explore careers and drive employment decisions based on data, forecasts, and skill sets.
- New Quick Job Search options with the flexibility to retrieve and view basic information about current job postings.
- Advanced mapping to locate available talent and job openings geographically and make informed decisions about job opportunities, business relocation/expansion, and recruitment.
- A redesigned and searchable Workforce Events Calendar to find recruitment events easily.
The initial launch of the new JobCenterofWisconsin.com in September 2015 included a completely redesigned and mobile-responsive website offering new tools such as:
- Streamlined registration to move job seekers through the process more efficiently.
- 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.
Future JCW enhancements for release later in 2016 include: additional LMI access/customization options, enhanced job posting features, and expanded administrative and reporting capabilities for DWD staff and workforce partners.
Logon to JCW to target in-demand careers and drive hiring results: https://www.JobCenterofWisconsin.com/.