New Website Created by U.S. Department of Labor to Aid in Job Search

New Website Created by U.S. Department of Labor to Aid in Job Search

New Website Created by U.S. Department of Labor to Aid in Job Search

The Employment and Training Administration, a part of the U.S. Department of Labor, recently launched a new website to aid job seekers match existing skills and qualifications to new career opportunities. The website also helps in finding training for transitioning between jobs. The online portal is named “mySkills myFuture”, and can be found at http://www.myskillsmyfuture.org.

Visitors to the website can view job postings and contact education providers in their area. Job descriptions, salary levels, and job skills are also listed for a variety of occupations. Hilda L. Solis, the Secretary of Labor, hopes that this new online service will help deliver personalized information to those in need of a new job. The website features detailed information about specific skills that a worker may already have, and what new careers these skills are needed in. Job seekers can compare charts of skill requirements for two different occupations to spot where they need additional training or education.

Short term training programs and certification information can be searched for by zip code or state, helping workers find the quickest way to become qualified for a better career. The job listings will come from a national database, and new listing will be added on a daily basis. Help is available on the website for users who struggle with computer or internet use, including instructions on each page and videos showing how to use the features of the website.

This new web service was developed based on data collected by the Occupational Information Network and the National Labor Exchange. The Occupational Information Network collects information on the skills and job requirements for a wide variety of nearly 1000 occupations in the United States. The National Labor Exchange was created by the DirectEmployers Association to deliver information on the job requirements from various American corporations.


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