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TWC Extends Reach of WorkInTexas.com

Texas.jobs search engine enhances TWC’s job-matching website

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has enhanced its powerful online job-matching website WorkInTexas.com with the comprehensive search engine, Texas.jobs. TWC worked with nonprofit employer group DirectEmployers Association (DE) and the National Labor Exchange on Texas.jobs, which will link more job seekers to the approximately 96,000 job openings viewable on WorkInTexas.com.

Texas.jobs allows job seekers to look for work according to their individual job parameters and priorities, including location and occupation, such as engineering, manufacturing or education. It lists only available jobs from employers verified by WorkInTexas.com or DE’s JobCentral.org. This new web tool and others will open more pathways for job seekers and employers to the state’s leading job-matching website, WorkInTexas.com.

“If you’re an employer, you want the right candidates to have easy access to information about the positions you seek to fill,” said TWC Chairman Tom Pauken. “Texas.jobs puts the jobs posted at WorkInTexas.com just a click or two away.”

TWC and DE also partnered to create WorkInTexas.jobs, which expands the reach of WorkInTexas.com by allowing its job postings to also appear in online searches. WorkInTexas.jobs is easily viewable on smartphones and other mobile devices. In addition, WorkInTexas.jobs features social media links, allowing users to quickly share job postings via Facebook, Twitter, email and more.

Additionally, the new WorkInTexas-veterans.jobs helps Texas veterans translate their military skills to jobs in the civilian world. The Military Occupation Code Crosswalk function allows veterans to enter the type of work they performed in the armed services and receive a list of civilian jobs that require those skills. The system also translates military occupation codes into skills employers are looking for in potential employees.

“This is another way for veterans to transfer their skills into civilian life by finding work that suits them and helps them continue to grow in the skills they obtained in the armed services,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton. “The system is remarkably simple and easy to use.”

“Texas.jobs improves TWC’s job-matching services for our customers,” said TWC Commissioner Representing the Public Andres Alcantar. “We encourage job seekers and employers in our diverse industries to take advantage of this enhanced technology.”

Texas.jobs is aligned with the Governor’s Industry Cluster initiative and features high-growth, high-demand jobs in Texas through industry specific sites like: Texaseducation.jobs, Texasmanufacturing.jobs, Texasaerospace.jobs, Texasengineering.jobs, and Texashealthcare.jobs.

The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the services it offers in coordination with its network of local workforce development boards, call (512) 463-8556 or visit www.texasworkforce.org .

SOURCE Texas Workforce Commission

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