AUSTIN — With business booming and unemployment in Texas at an all-time low, the Texas Workforce Commission is unveiling a new platform to streamline the hiring process in a tight labor market. Prompted by a statewide listening tour with stakeholders and input from Texans, TWC is relaunching its WorkinTexas.com, the state’s premiere job site with new features designed to improve talent and job matching.
“One of the reasons new businesses move to Texas daily is because of our workforce. We want to ensure every Texan who wants a job can obtain one, and that every employer has access to a pipeline of skilled workers,” TWC Chairman and Commissioner Representing the Public Bryan Daniel said. “The relaunch of WorkInTexas.com combines the job matching services TWC is known for with the tools needed to match technological trends. These new features will increase the ways in which TWC can support continued economic growth across our great state.”
This fall, TWC will travel around the state to showcase the new site and its features. Regional events will include exhibits of the new website features including hands-on interactions with the Virtual Recruiter and Resume Builder.
“Finding the time to search for a job can be challenging for anyone,” TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez said. “The new features of WorkInTexas.com make it more efficient to search and apply for jobs. The local support from the Workforce Solutions offices provides even greater access to allow any Texas job seeker the opportunity to find work.”
The new WorkInTexas.com can help your resume stand out and match your skills to the jobs looking for you. New functionality includes resume upload, build and versioning, resume scoring, and a Virtual Recruiter, which works 24/7 to match you to jobs. Job seekers also have the option to interact with knowledgeable staff at 180 Texas Workforce Solutions offices around the state, which includes access to computer labs, job search related classes, hiring events and referrals to employers.
“Hiring qualified candidates is essential for our Texas employers as they look to maintain, grow and expand their business,” TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson said. “The new site features a wide range of resources designed to more efficiently match the needs of Texas’ employers with the skill sets of Texas’ job seekers.”
Employers can post jobs on WorkInTexas.com for free, set up a Virtual Recruiter and access the local talent pool in their area. The advanced matching and ranking tools streamline the recruiting process to help companies save time and find the most qualified local candidates. Employers can also work directly with Texas Workforce Solutions offices around the state to identify and recruit qualified applicants.
The Texas Workforce Commission will work with its local workforce solutions offices to conduct outreach events throughout Texas to bring the WorkInTexas.com experience to the people who can benefit from it the most. Fall outreach events will be conducted in Lubbock, the Rio Grande Valley, Dallas and San Antonio.
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 512-463-8942 or visit www.texasworkforce.org.