Gov’t Launches Job Site for Unemployed
While President Obama decided to mark Labor Day by announcing an ambitious plan to spend $50 billion to improve the nation’s infrastructure and create new jobs in the process, another government agency announced a more subtle approach for helping job seekers.
The Department of Labor launched a new job site Monday called My Skills My Future, which is designed to be a comprehensive resource for Americans looking for work. The site combines job listings from around the country with postings about training programs related to your desired profession.
The front page of the site is designed much like Indeed.com, and simply prompts users to type in their current or previous position in order to find similar jobs listings on the market. The results are grouped together into smaller categories. So if you type in “teacher,” you’ll see listings for teacher assistants, special education teachers, residential advisers and more. Once you click on any of these categories, you’ll find dozens and sometimes hundreds of related job listings.
This way, you won’t have to sort through job listings you’re not interested in, and won’t miss postings for the jobs you really want…